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Marvin vs.Home Guard Windows

If you have old and drafty windows, it’s time to consider getting replacements. Choosing a replacement window company can seem like a daunting task, but RJW Exteriors has the solution for you — Home Guard replacement windows.

Home Guard provides the best value for our customers with incredible products and truly outstanding warranties. This is especially apparent when compared with competitors like Marvin.

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Choose RJW For All Your Replacement Window Needs

RJW has been replacing windows for more than over 29 years, and we are confident that we offer the quickest & most efficient installation methods for every project that we tackle. Our replacement windows and products are well known for their impressive style and proven durability, and every member of our installation team is licensed and insured for your peace of mind. Home Guard works with hand-picked companies of the highest quality, so you can rest assured that your window replacement is in good hands with RJW. Contact us today for a free consultation!

What Sets Home Guard Apart From Marvin?

Marvin is one of the more prominent window brands out there, but don’t mistake their prevalence in the market as a sign of top quality. In reality, where Marvin is riding high on the benefits of brand recognition, Home Guard’s replacement windows have substantially better energy-efficient ratings, stronger lifetime non-prorated guarantees, and much more.

When put into perspective, paying for Marvin windows is more like paying for the brand name, not necessarily quality products.
Why settle for Marvin when you can get the best replacement windows and warranties offered by any company in the field by choosing Home Guard?

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Window Materials
Sunshield first generation vinyl.
Wood, fiberglass and aluminum.
Available
Home Guard currently offers 7 different styles of replacement windows.
Marvin offers approximately 9 different styles of replacement windows.
Customization Options
Different colors
Different finishes
State-of-the-art FlexScreen
Different colors
Different finishes
Various latch-types and components
Glass
High-quality energy efficient Cardinal Insulated Glass.

Home Guard windows offer a full array of Conservision glass options, a myriad of decorative glass designs, & premium features typically only found in high-end windows.
Marvin’s glass options are made by Cardinal, a premium glassmaker.

Despite using the same manufacturer, the glass is less effectively utilized with Marvin’s window systems.
Insulation
Argon gas makes up 98% of Home Guard’s window insulation.

Home Guard’s warranties cover any argon gas leaks.
Argon gas makes up 98% of Marvin’s window insulation.
Energy Efficiency
Home Guard’s high efficiency insulated glass system/doublepane clarity has:

a U-Factor rating of 0.20
an air infiltration rating of .01
The lower the U-factor and air infiltration rate, the more energy efficient a window is.

Marvin’s double-hung windows have:


a U-Factor between .25 and .30
an air infiltration rating of .30
The lower the U-factor and air-infiltration rate, the more energy efficient a window is.

Warranty
Home Guard windows carry an all inclusive, transferable, lifetime warranty, the same as all of the more expensive brands.

All Home Guard windows carry the exclusive glass breakage warranty.
Marvin Windows offers a limited lifetime warranty with 10 years for product defects & 20 for glass services.
Pricing
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Home Guard Windows vs. Marvin Windows

When compared side-by-side, it becomes clear that Home Guard’s replacement windows & overall value don’t just measure up to Marvin’s standards; they often surpass them:
Window Materials
Home Guard’s durable, reliable and low-maintenance replacement windows are made with Sunshield first generation vinyl, while Marvin’s materials include wood, fiberglass, and aluminum.
Available Styles & Customization Options
Both companies offer customization options, but Home Guard comes out on top with the most different colors, finishes & more. Home Guard’s catalog includes seven different types of replacement windows, such as double hung, sliding & others. Marvin offers approximately nine. FlexScreen is now available for all of our Home Guard replacement window projects! FlexScreen window screens are state-of-the-art because they are easy to remove, clean, and replace, furthering the value of your Home Guard replacement windows.
Glass
Home Guard and Marvin both use glass made by Cardinal, a premium glassmaker known around the world, for their windows. Even though both companies use the same glassmaker, the glass is actually far more effective with Home Guard due to their superior window construction.
Insulation
Home Guard and Marvin use Argon gas as an insulator for their replacement windows. Although both companies use this type of insulation, Home Guard goes one step further and offers to cover any lost or leaking gas that has escaped from their windows in their warranties.
Energy Efficiency
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) tracks & rates the energy performance of windows for consumers. Two of these values are “U-factor” and “air infiltration.” A “U-Factor” is the rate at which a window transmits non-solar heat flow, and “Air infiltration” is the amount of air leakage through a frame in a given time. The lower the U-factor, the more energy-efficient the window, and the lower the air infiltration rate, the more airtight that window will be. Home Guard’s high-efficiency insulated glass system/double pane clarity windows have a U-factor rating of .20 and an air infiltration rating of .01. Marvin’s options usually range between a U-factor of .25 to .48, and their Infinity window has an air infiltration rating of .2.
Warranty
Regarding warranties, Home Guard has the best around, bar none, with their all-inclusive, transferable, lifetime warranty for their HomeStar Windows, not to mention that all Home Guard windows carry an exclusive glass breakage warranty. Better yet, even leaking argon gas is covered! Conversely, Marvin exclusively offers limited warranties, such as a 10-year warranty for defects and 20 years for glass services.
Pricing
Home Guard’s replacement windows, with their high-quality & lifetime warranty, usually cost between $1200 & $2000 per window. Marvin’s pricing structure is similar, if not slightly cheaper, but when coupled with their limited warranty, lower quality, & flimsier construction, they quickly lose their appeal. Home Guard’s high-quality replacement windows contain all the benefits of windows made by Marvin (and other competitors, such as Renewal by Andersen or Pella), better service, & even better warranties. In short, the value of Home Guard’s replacement windows is utterly unmatched.

Choose RJW For All Your Replacement Window Needs

At BBB-accredited RJW Exteriors, we’ve been replacing windows for over 29 years, and we are confident that we offer the quickest and most efficient installation methods for every project that we tackle.

We offer an exceptional selection of durable, energy-efficient replacement windows from top brands such as Home Guard Windows & Doors, and we can help you decide what type of replacement window is best for your situation. Not to mention every member of our installation team is licensed and insured for your peace of mind!

Home Guard only works with hand-picked companies of the highest quality, so you can rest assured that your window replacement is in good hands with RJW. Contact us today for a free consultation!