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Marvin Windows and Doors Wins Crystal Achievement Award


WARROAD, Minn. –  Marvin® Windows and Doors’ integrated Interior Shades have received the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award in the “Most Innovative Window Component Category” by Window & Door Magazine.

Chosen by three panels of judges representing a cross-section of the window and door industry, Marvin’s Interior Shades are setting a new standard within the industry, and are the only shade of its kind on the market today. Among the features that set Marvin’s Interior Shades apart include the fact that it fits seamlessly into Marvin window and door units with no measuring required, offers the versatility of opening from either the top or the bottom, gives the precision of virtually complete light control, and provides the beauty of sleek lines and fully concealed cords.

“The 2014 Crystal Achievement Award winners are a great example of the creative and solutions-oriented nature of the window and door industry, which continues to evolve to meet stringent energy codes, satisfy discriminating homeowners, and educate demanding customers,” says Jenni Chase, Editorial Director of Window & Door.

Marvin’s integrated system fits on a range of Marvin windows as well as swinging and sliding doors, or can be retrofitted to existing Marvin windows and swinging doors.

On windows and swinging doors, the integrated shade operates from both the top down and the bottom up, allowing the user to position it anywhere – a feature not offered by other window and door manufacturers. On sliding doors, Marvin’s shades move with the door – another industry first. No longer does the user have to open the shades to operate the door.

Unlike between-the-glass offerings, Marvin’s solution is compatible with all glazing types, including gas-filled and surface-coated glazings. And Marvin interior shades can be used with simulated divided lites with spacer bars – offering greater design flexibility and superior performance.

Other features of this revolutionary new offering include:

  • Fully concealed mechanisms and hidden cord systems for superior aesthetics
  • Available in either blackout or light-filtering fabric for choice in privacy and light control
  • Offered in a palette of 15 colors to match virtually any décor
  • Shade surrounds can be ordered prefinished with choice of Marvin’s factory-applied interior finishes
  • Shade material is anti-static, liquid repellant, dust and soil resistant, and carries a 10-year warranty
  • Precise fit for the ultimate in light and privacy control — virtually no light bleed along the edges of the surround
  • Integrated design means shade doesn’t protrude into living area
  • On sliding doors, shade stack is completely hidden when retracted

“We are very proud of this true industry first,” said Christine Marvin, director of marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors.  “This solution brings form and function to interior shading for windows and doors that is unlike anything else and has received tremendous response from all audiences.  We are thrilled that Window & Door has also recognized this product option as the most innovative in its class.”

The Crystal Achievement Awards will appear in the September issue of Window & Door Magazine:

To learn more and see Marvin’s integrated Interior Shades in person, visit to find a local dealer.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built around you® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution.  A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners.  Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.