MODERNIZING WINDOWS IN A LAKEWOOD, WA HOME

Michael and Angelika S. loved the look of the exterior of their 1930s home in Lakewood, WA, but knew they would have to do something about the old, leaky windows. Tired of living with poor energy efficiency and costly utility bills, Michael and Angelika decided to tackle the problem head on. They knew new windows could free them of recurring problems like condensation, UV damage, and difficulties with cleaning. They were cautious, however, because they wanted the new windows to look identical to the old ones in order to preserve the house’s style.


FAMILY REPLACES OLD WINDOWS WITH NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART FIBERGLASS FOR FANTASTIC RESULTS

Their goals:

  • Removed deteriorating, wooden windows
  • Replaced with modern, high-tech fiberglass
  • Eliminated UV damage
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Beautified home exterior

INTRODUCING MICHAEL AND ANGELIKA

Michael and Angelika S. loved the look of the exterior of their 1930’s home in Lakewood, WA, but knew they would have to do something about the old, leaky windows. Tired of living with poor energy efficiency and costly utility bills, Michael and Angelika decided to tackle the problem head on. They knew new windows could free them of recurring problems like condensation, UV damage, and difficulties with cleaning. They were cautious, however, because they wanted the new windows to look identical to the old ones in order to preserve the historical authenticity of their home.

FINDING THE PERFECT WINDOW CONTRACTOR

After deliberating over the idea of window replacement for six months, Michael and Angelika were ready to act. They self-identified themselves as picky customers, which meant they needed a window company who could patiently walk them through every step of the project. They talked to four different window companies, including Renewal by Andersen and Pella.  They ultimately chose Signature Window & Door Replacement based on their great window options and their ability to communicate.  Michael and Angelika loved their Marvin Infinity fiberglass windows, which matched their home effortlessly. They also hit it off right away with Greg, the consultant, who made them feel at ease with the project and didn’t mind meeting with them on multiple occasions to address their concerns.

ENHANCING EFFICIENCY WITH DURABLE STYLE

Michael and Angelika were thrilled to be able to have candid conversations about various products and their differences. It made the decision to add applied leading installed on the glass an easy one, and Michael and Angelika found working with   Signature a breeze. Alex and his crew did an amazing job and were great guys.  A few of the screens arrived with imperfections, but they were re-ordered and re-installed quickly.  Michael and Angelika are thrilled with the results and highly recommend Signature Window & Door Replacement and Marvin Infinity fiberglass windows to future customers.

ABOUT INFINITY FROM MARVIN BY SIGNATURE

Signature Window and Door Replacement is the exclusive regional distributor of Marvin Infinity windows.  They are based in Washington and serves the greater Seattle-Tacoma region with full residential window and door replacement.


HANDLING MANY CHALLENGES

One thing that Darina and Koray loved about their Seattle home was the large wall of windows that let in sunlight while opening up a view of their scenic surroundings. They didn’t love how difficult it was to keep their interior air warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The woody moisture of the area had also ignited mold growth in the drafty windows. They knew before they bought the house that they wanted to replace the windows.  However, this proved to be difficult because their uniquely-shaped deck created a lack of access. To make matters worse, the space housed many uncommon window sizes and shapes.


UNIQUE GLAZING WALL IS REDESIGNED IN SPITE OF SEVERAL DIFFICULTIES

  • Beautified home and improved value
  • Conserved energy and increased ventilation
  • Maximized sunlight
  • Completed work with limited access

MEET DARINA AND KORAY

When Darina and Koray moved into their Portage Bay home, one of the main selling features was the contemporary design which included a huge commercial glazing wall with a stunning view of Lake Washington.  The architectural value of the wall was stunning.  Unfortunately, the home’s aluminum framing caused  uncontrolled heat loss and gain.  Additionally, the home suffered from a mold problem.  This was an immensely challenging project, as half of the home literally sat in Lake Washington.  Between the deck and lake location, there was little access to replace these huge windows.

FINDING HELP

After a year of debating about how to solve the problem, Darina and Koray decided to consult with an expert. The first two contractors they approached couldn’t offer a satisfactory solution. When they finally discovered Marvin Infinity fiberglass windows from Signature Window & Door Replacement, one in-home consultation was all it took to create a workable plan that solved the access problem, the difficult sizing and the unwanted mold and draft issues.

SOLVING MORE THAN ONE PROBLEM

The creative use and positioning of ladders allowed installation technicians to bypass the access challenges. The redesign of the entire wall setup not only solved the oddly-shaped space problem, but maximized the amount of sunlight let in by the window.  This created an unobstructed view of the home’s fantastic surroundings. The last issue to address was the mold and heat loss. By installing high-quality, energy-efficient windows, Darina and Koray able to enjoy a comfortable environment, as well as save money each month on their energy bills.

ABOUT MARVIN INFINITY WINDOWS BY SIGNATURE

Signature Window & Door is the exclusive regional distributor of Marvin Infinity fiberglass windows.  These quality windows are custom built to your specific needs.  They not only produce a stunning visual result, they are also guaranteed for as long as you own your home.

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