What is Aluminum?
is a strong, durable metal material that’s well suited for creating low-maintenance, long-lasting windows and doors. While there are many kinds of aluminum, Marvin only uses extruded aluminum in its products. Extruded aluminum is much thicker than standard roll-form aluminum. The added strength and durability of extruded aluminum benefits the overall performance of windows and doors.
Three Marvin product lines feature extruded aluminum: Marvin Ultimate
(wood interior with the option of either wood or aluminum-clad—also known as aluminum-covered—exterior), Marvin Coastline
(extruded aluminum interior and exterior), and Marvin Modern
(low-gloss extruded aluminum interior and high-density fiberglass exterior).
What is Vinyl?
Windows made from vinyl (usually PVC) are less costly, low-maintenance. Because dark exteriors can soften or sag from heat or direct sunlight, most vinyl windows are white or buff, so the color selection is limited, though some manufacturers do offer dark colors with heat reflective paint products. They can also become brittle in very cold temperatures.