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Marvin vs Andersen Woodwright 400 Series
The truth of the matter is when comparing any Marvin Window to an Andersen Window the difference is significant. Andersen spends millions of dollars on advertising whereas Marvin invests in designing and producing the industry’s best windows.
Premium Luxury vs Builder’s Grade
Don’t get us wrong, the Andersen’s 400 Series Woodwright window is an acceptable window for builder’s grade new construction homes. However, there a reason all the architects and renowned home designers choose Marvin as the wood window of their choice. The biggest difference is the options available through Marvin. Marvin windows can come pre-painted or pre-stained and have 25 exterior color choices versus only 6 by Andersen.
Although both windows tilt-in for easy cleaning, only Marvin offers a one-handed tilt mechanism built into the hardware. This gives our windows the historic look of traditional wood windows with the advanced technology of fiberglass windows by Marvin. Opening and closing your new windows is extremely important and there is Marvin far surpassed Andersen in this matter. It is truly a feature you have to see, touch and operate to fully experience and understand.
The Andersen Woodwright uses an unsightly and easy to break vinyl jamb liner that must be used with the wash assist to even open the window. It is extremely complicated and not what you would want in a premium window.
Marvin vs. Woodwright
Sustainably harvested from premium wood species, here are some areas that make Marvin Ultimate the better choice of the two:
- Durability: Besides making sure the wood we use are of top-quality, the strength of Marvin is further realized by our exclusive aluminum clads that are 0.2 millimeter thicker than all its counterparts. Unlike the vinyl cladding used on Andersen 400 Series Woodwright, aluminum clads from Marvin satisfies the toughest standards for a finish with superior resistance to fading and chalking.
- Eco-Friendliness: Our windows meet and excels ENERGY STAR® guidelines. All our wood windows have been certified by the gold standard of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This means that Marvin is able to sustainably harvest quality wood species from forests that is managed responsibly to preserve the native cultures of the ecosystem.
- Customization: While Andersen 400 Series Woodright is offered in only 6 exterior colors and 2 interior options, Marvin Ultimate gives you the luxury of choosing from 19 beautiful exterior colors and 6 sophisticated interior wood options — all of which are specially stained directly from the factory for a lasting charm.
Ultrex from Marvin has been tested to be 8 times stronger than vinyl. Made of pultruded fiberglass that can only be cut with a diamond-edge sword, Ultrex has the strength of steel and the expansion rate of glass. This makes Ultrex immune against cracks, chips and other seal failures that often plague a typical homeowner. Available in beautiful color options, Ultrex demonstrates at least 5 times more insulation value than wood windows, resists denting and scratching while requiring virtually no maintenance on your part.
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