Few window manufacturers are as trusted as Marvin. With Marvin windows, quality and durability come standard. You can thank the high-quality materials and solid construction for that! Of course, with so many accolades, you might think that the cost of Marvin windows would be astronomical. But, as an estimate, how much do Marvin windows cost?
We’ve done the research (and the math) for you. Check it out below.
Average Cost of Windows
According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of a window (including the frame and glass) is around $650. On the low end, windows run around $200, whereas more premium models average around $1,800. In addition to the window itself, you also have to factor in the cost of labor, which can boost the total cost up by a considerable amount.
Common factors influencing the cost of windows include:
- Size of the window
- Type of materials used
- Energy-efficient components
- Window style
The same is true for Marvin windows. When looking at the product lines, you will notice that their Essential series is far less costly than their higher-end windows.
The materials used to fabricate the window will be one of the main contributors to the overall cost. Depending on the materials, the cost will be between $75 and $1,500. However, if you purchase a custom window or something more ornate, expect the average cost to increase between 25-50 percent.
Cost by material:
- Aluminum: $75 to $400
- Vinyl: $100 to $900
- Wood: $150 to $1,300
- Composite: $300 to $1,200
- Fiberglass: $500 to $1,500
Keep in mind that the availability of some materials, as well as your region, will affect the cost of some materials, too.
Marvin Windows Cost Analysis
Being that Marvin is one of the most respected window manufacturers in North America, you can expect a broad range of windows to choose from. Most of their designs are considered to be on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. The average cost of Marvin windows ranges between $1,050 and $1,600 per window.
Again, this is due to the materials Marvin is using.
Cost of Product Lines
There are three main series that Marvin offers customers. Each product line has unique pricing ranges that are based off the differences in material, design, and customization. Below is the average cost of a double-hung window with only the base options:
Marvin Essential Series
The average cost of Essential windows is around $1,050. The Essentials line is completely fiberglass on the inside and outside, meaning there is no wood used for these windows. Although the Essential series uses extruded aluminum—more durable than rolled form aluminum—it is still considered the cheapest line the manufacturer offers.
Marvin Elevate Series
Next is the Elevate line. This series has windows with a fiberglass outside and a wooden interior. Between Essential and Elevate windows, the designs are more or less the same. That is why the average cost of Elevate windows runs around $1,200, which is not too huge a leap from the lowest option.
Here is Marvin’s state of the art windows—the Ultimate or Signature series, averaging around $1,500 a window. These windows are bold, beautiful, and come with all kinds of options for customization. You can choose color, size, finishes and so on. Aluminum is on the outside, and wood is on the inside.
Window Options Influencing Price
So far, we have looked at the basic features that are available with the three main product lines offered by Marvin. Now, you need to consider what those extras will add. Customization options will, without a doubt, raise the price of your windows. The more you customize the look, the pricier the cost.
Here are some options that will add to the total:
- Size of the window
- Style of window (double-hung, glider, casement, etc.)
- Interior finish
- Exterior colors
- Interior wood (cherry, mahogany, pine, white oak)
- Energy glass package
- Glass options (tempered, frosted, standard)
- Hardware finish
- Divided lites (grilles between glass or simulated divided lites)
- Grille pattern or lites (prairie or rectangular or none)
- Perimeter bar color
The product line will limit what elements of the window can be customized. Therefore, some things listed here may not be available for some of the lower cost windows.
Styling and Window Type
When looking around for windows, you might be surprised to find that different shapes, sizes, and styles exist, such as:
- Picture windows
- Architectural (specialty)
- Tilt Pac (both single and double hung)
The type of window determines the size. Marvin provides their customers with windows built to suit. However, the price of the window may change due to the size you choose, as well as the materials and glass (Low-E, etc.) you use.
Cost of Installation
The last thing that you should keep in mind is the installation method. Though this is not the actual cost of the window itself, installation prices could put one type of window well out of your budget.
There are two kinds of installment for windows preferred by Marvin:
- Pocket replacement. Also called “insert style” replacement, this allows for the new window to fit right into where the old window used to be. This saves a good deal of time and energy—and money. Since the interior trim does not have to be removed, pocket replacement is much quicker than a full-frame replacement.
- Full frame replacement. This is more expensive (roughly $250 per window). As you can guess, full-frame means the whole window—frame and all—must be replaced. A new window will be installed, including studs and a new frame.
Marvin windows are an excellent option for anyone searching for mid or high-range options. The company offers loads of customization choices for your windows, as well as some of the most durable windows on the market. Therefore, choosing the best Marvin windows comes down to the cost, which you should now be able to estimate after reading this article.
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