It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of William Marvin, the founder of Marvin Windows and Doors. Mr. Marvin passed away earlier this week, at the age of 92. He leaves behind a proud legacy as the man who built Marvin Windows and Doors from a small regional business to a company that now employs more than 5,300 people.
Leaving behind a legacy is so important to many of us. We want to know that after we’re gone, all of our life’s works and passions have been passed along to our family members and loved ones. There are many elements to leaving a legacy: the work we do — just as Mr. Marvin did — the people we connect with, and the home we leave behind. It’s part of the American dream to create the home that will passed down to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Your windows are important part of ensuring that your home is around for the long haul. So much of the damage that happens to older homes — mildew, moisture penetration, air infiltration, even pest issues — can be traced to inadequate original construction windows and doors. This is especially true in older homes: technology that was adequate at the time simply wasn’t engineered well enough to stand the test of time.
Replacement windows are key in helping ensure your home can stand the test of time. Mr. Marvin’s company certainly helped countless homeowners make the upgrades that added years of life and an immeasurable amount of comfort and enjoyment to many homes. Vinyl replacement windows, wood replacement windows, and fiberglass replacement windows can all be used to the same effect. Selecting high quality replacement windows is one way to ensure that your home will be around for your lifetime and for your children: a tangible legacy to be enjoyed for generations to come.