Windows

At Forbes Design Center we work with you to fully understand your specific needs and preferences when it comes to selecting your windows. We take the time to get to know you and the vision for your home. You don’t need to sacrifice style for strength and durability. From new construction to historic restoration, we work with you every step of the way to find the perfect fit.

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Ultrex Windows vs. Vinyl Windows

We consider every detail from appearance to energy efficiency to give you high-quality windows custom made to fit your home. That’s why we’re proud to carry Marvin Windows and Integrity Windows to ensure your windows are durable and dependable. In our family’s 70 years of experience, we have learned that windows expand and contract with changing temperatures. Our team has worked with a variety of window materials, seeing first-hand this high level of expansion lead to distortion, seal failures and stress fractures in vinyl windows. Our expertise takes the guesswork out of the selection process for you as we provide high-performance, customizable Integrity Windows made from Ultrex fiberglass to give you the best options that are ultra-durable and built to last. Compared to vinyl, Ultrex has an extremely low rate of contraction, leading to lower levels of distortion and ultimately a longer life for your window.

Window Comparison

VINYL WINDOWS FIBERGLASS WINDOWS
WEATHER

Sensitive to changes in weather

Virtually weather resistant, perfect choice for any climate

CONTRACTION / EXPANSION

High rate of thermal contraction and expansion

Extremely low rate of thermal contraction and expansion

DURABILITY

Expansion leads to leaks, cracks, seal failures, and distortion causing the window to fail

Low expansion measurements result in a stronger, more durable window

Thermal Expansion and Contraction of Ultrex vs. Other Materials

Compared to vinyl, Ultrex has an extremely low rate of contraction, leading to lower levels of distortion and ultimately a longer life for your window.

Glass – 4.6
ULTREX – 4.0
ULTREX – 13.1
VINYL/WOOD COMPOSITE (FIBREX) – 16
VINYL – 30
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Additional Marvin Window Services

Wooden Replacement Windows

Energy efficient wooden replacement windows without compromising your home’s architectural structure.

Historic, New Construction, Remodel and Fiberglass Windows

No matter the scope of your project, we’ll help you find the perfect Marvin windows to fit your home.

Roofing

A high  quality roof can improve your home's look, resale value and energy efficiency.

Doors

Unlimited, customizable design options sure to complement the look of any room.

Hardware

Ergonomic designs with luxurious finishes to complete your door’s beautiful look.

Engineering

Personalized big picture solutions to make your home stunning while saving you time and money.