WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin Windows and Doors continues their industry-leading innovation with a reinvention of one of the classic windows of our time: the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung window. It’s a traditional-looking window that’s deceptively modern, combining state-of-the-art technology with Marvin’s legendary American craftsmanship.

The company has expanded its Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung family to include not only the classic double hung, but also a round top version, as well as a StormPlus® hurricane offering for regions where hurricane protection is needed.

The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung uses an innovative hardware system, which elegantly combines the traditional double hung look with intuitive operation, modern convenience and added peace of mind. All aspects of the window’s operation are controlled with a single piece of hardware. This revolutionary hardware system allows users of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung to effortlessly and intuitively perform a variety of functions:

• Locking and unlocking: With a flick of the sweep, the bottom and top sashes can both be opened to let in air. The hardware is designed to give a positive “click” when the window has been locked, for extra peace of mind. When one sash is open, the other sash can be locked, a feature that no other double hung window on the market offers.

• Venting: When users want fresh air but don’t want to open the window all the way, the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung delivers with the Vent Mode. After raising the bottom sash of the window, the user simply slides the sweep to the locked position. The sash can then be raised to four inches of clearance, where it will stop with a “click.” 

• Washing: The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung’s hardware allows the bottom and top sashes to tilt in for easy washing, while the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Round Top’s bottom sash tilts for cleaning. To wash, simply press the button on top of the sweep and pull the sash inward to clean the exterior from inside.

IBS 2015: Marvin Windows and Doors' Ultimate Double Hung Window The window’s multi-point locking system locks directly into the jamb to help prevent draftiness and improve structural performance. The result: a more airtight window that provides greater energy efficiency and comfort.

The design of the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is stunning in its attention to detail, fit and finish. The entire interior of the window is wood. Weatherstripping is minimized so that nothing mars the beauty of Marvin’s warm wood interior – and with three weatherstripping colors to choose from, there is a seamless blend.

The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung also features a narrower checkrail. At only 1 15/16”, the checkrail follows traditional window proportions, making it ideal for historic renovations as well as new construction. Beauty and ease of operation are only the beginning. The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung performs to industry-leading standards, with a DP50 rating on the most popular sizes. “Double hungs are the most popular window styles on the market,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “For years, customers have loved our version of the window, but we knew it was time to make enhancements. The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung is the result of many discussions with our customers. They wanted large sizes, performance that pushed anything the market has seen and greater energy efficiency – all while enhancing the beauty and bringing modern functionality to the product. With selections for rectangular, round top or StormPlus® Next Generation Ultimate Double Hungs, there is something for every project.”

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