08:37AM | 11/03/08
Member Since: 11/02/08
1 lifetime posts
I had 19 Marvin wood (primed, not clad) windows installed in a home addition in 1992. So transom upper window has been replaced because of a failed seal; the metal piece in the window jamb has been replaced; the pane of a lower sash has been replaced because of a mysterious crack that appeared in the center of the inner glass; the jambs of one window must be replaced because the metal clip pulled away from the plastic. And now I have the problem of everyone else.....rot on the sills and jambs of 9 of the 19 windows.

These are the primed wood windows, and they have been well maintained over the years. The rot was discovered during the annual paint touch up.

The interesting thing about the rot is that it is only in the corners which makes me think that, in addition to the poor wood quality, there is a design flaw. The screens fit very tightly in the corners and there is no way for water to drain effectively.

Marvin's answer?......the only solution is to replace the complete my expense of course.

Would I buy Marvin again -----never.


09:02AM | 11/03/08
Member Since: 02/17/08
11 lifetime posts

I don't even have screens so that can't be the problem. My rot is also in the corners. All the sashes were replaced by MW because of the water marks on the wood where the glass goes into the wood. when I asked about all the water marks and future rot in the corners - they just ignored me. It has been a nightmare.


02:16PM | 11/03/08
Member Since: 11/30/06
11 lifetime posts
WONDERFUL !!!!! We just recently installed 16 Marvin Integrity windows - outside is Ultrex inside wood. I am PRAYING we have no problems as we had MANY with MW.


08:37PM | 11/03/08
Member Since: 07/25/06
3 lifetime posts
Brand new MW windows in 2005. Problems every year. Sashes have been replaced every year. With the same problem vinyl bubbles up off the wood. My dream home has been a nightmare. I sincerely mean this. I'm so sorry for anyone who has to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you


11:28PM | 12/06/08
Member Since: 02/09/07
11 lifetime posts
are you still interested in problems with mw windows as we have them installed in our home which is 2 yrs old and they are full of water/ice everyday in the winter months. We are in upstate ny


11:30PM | 12/06/08
Member Since: 02/09/07
11 lifetime posts
we also have mw windows in our 2 yr old home...they are horrible...the builder has been back a few times installing foam blocks, weather stripping, etc....nothing has worked...the builder tells us we take too many showers and that is what is causing the condensation...have you ever heard of this?


03:41AM | 12/07/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
"the builder tells us we take too many showers and that is what is causing the condensation...have you ever heard of this?"

I know NOTHING about MW windows. I know nothing about the details of how you home is constructed. I know nothing about your living style.

But the builder does have a point.

Moisture control in modern homes is an important issue. And becoming more so with tighter build houses.

In some cases it can be controlled by RELIGIOUS use of PROPERLY installed bath and kitchen vent fans. Bathrooms fan should be timers are automatic controls.

Possibly makeup air source is needed or whole house heat exchange system.

But you need to monitor the moisture levels before you know what the problem is.


05:16AM | 12/07/08
Member Since: 11/30/06
11 lifetime posts
Can you direct me to the class-action suit in progress?


04:14AM | 12/14/08
Member Since: 12/13/08
2 lifetime posts
At less than one year of age my house had leaking M&W windows. Contractor left the state (TN) rather than finish house. At 3.5 years now I have significant rot in three rooms (on different sides of house) involving 16 windows. Is their a remedy to stop the leaks? I have tried 2 paid contractors and three times on my own to stop the leaks. What is the problem?
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