If you’re building or remodeling a new home in North Carolina, you know choosing the right windows and doors is an incredibly important decision. After all, windows and doors are some of the most prominent features in a home, and the occupant will be living alongside them for years!
At Talbert, we know our builder partners are looking for a window and door manufacturer that offers stylish solutions that their clients can customize and depend on. That’s why we have offered Marvin windows and doors for more than a decade — we’re confident that the products they create are reliable and high-performing.
We want to explore the features that make Marvin products stand out when compared with other manufacturers and why they continue to be a top choice for builders and their clients.
As a window and door supply, Talbert has a wide range of great products to choose from. But if you’re looking into premium-quality window and door solutions, Marvin delivers products we know you (and your customers) can always count on.
“When it comes to quality, Marvin far exceeds anyone else,” explains Kelly Gordon, Talbert’s Premium Window and Door Manager. “The attention to the fit and finish is like no other.” Kelly has been with Talbert for eight years and has sold Marvin products for even longer.
“They have high standards, from the paint finish down to how the product is put together, and all the parts and components,” says Kelly.
Marvin has been around since 1912 and has spent the last century perfecting its products and services. “It’s a family-owned company, just like Talbert, and the Marvins are involved in daily operations,” says Kelly. “So they’re very dedicated. They make sure their products meet the highest quality standards. They test all of their products and anything they buy from vendors.”
Attention to Detail
One of the main reasons Kelly Gordon recommends Marvin products? “Their attention to detail,” he says.
“It’s the product options and offerings,” he explains. “Marvin gives you the ability to build anything you’re looking for. They offer customization, but there are 11,000 options to choose from on their products.”
If you’re looking to add some color to your home, Marvin delivers plenty of choices there, too. “There are roughly 19 standard colors, depending on the collection, but limitless custom color options,” says Kelly. Builders and their clients never have to worry about sacrificing style for quality with Marvin products.
Commitment to Customer Care
Marvin products are a popular recommendation from Talbert’s window specialists. “They handle issues quickly, and Marvin wants to protect their family name. They lean on the side of taking care of issues because that’s the type of company they are.”
Just like Talbert, Marvin is committed to customer care. That’s why we continue to partner with them: Their values fit perfectly with the Talbert Difference of Service, Service, Service. You are a name, not a number to us — and to Marvin.
Since they started purchasing Marvin products, Talbert has become one of the largest Marvin dealers in the Research Triangle region. It’s a partnership Talbert is proud of, and working with a premium product like Marvin makes it easy for Talbert to be sure we are providing our customers with products they can trust.
“We act as specialists, and we’ll meet with the builder and homeowners, whatever the builder needs,” explains Kelly. “We can take the builders from getting plans to the takeoff and quote, and can go over that with the homeowners for them, in order to save builders time and focus on the actual construction part of the job.”
Talbert doesn’t stock Marvin products because everything is made-to-order. This means that sometimes customers may have to wait a few weeks, depending on demand levels, but we’ve seen time and again that it’s worth the wait. And customers can check out Marvin products in person in Talbert’s showrooms before purchasing to ensure they get exactly what they want.
“There are so many custom capabilities with Marvin products,” explains Kelly. That means homeowners can get the exterior they’ve dreamed of with a durable product they can depend on for years.
Dealing With Demand
Home improvement and construction were in high demand during the pandemic, especially since more of us were stuck inside and looking to make our homes more comfortable.
That also led to a trend in home designs that allowed for more outdoor living and access to nature. “Designing so that there is a natural flow between the indoors and outdoors with features like large sliding or folding glass doors allow for the option to let the outside in, and vice versa,” designer Blythe Yost told Architectural Digest.
Marvin offers solutions to help homeowners create indoor-outdoor access, including a range of inswing, outswing, sliding glass, and lift-and-slide door products. “Marvin has lots of different offerings and sizing available, and, like their windows, it’s all made to order,” explains Kelly.
Solutions for Energy Efficiency
Windows and doors are responsible for a large amount of heat transfer in homes. According to Energy.gov, windows can account for up to 30% of heat gain or loss in a home.
In the hot-humid climate of North Carolina, Marvin windows and doors give homeowners real solutions for energy efficiency. Kelly often recommends Marvin because of that feature. “With Marvin, you definitely get an energy-efficient product — not only are you filling a hole with something that’s beautiful and going to last, but it will also add to the energy efficiency of the home, whether it’s their window or doors,” he explains.
“You can do a lot of things with their glass to achieve the energy efficiency that you need,” he says.
Building Better Homes
The benefit of working with a manufacturer like Marvin is knowing they build products that can stand up over time. With a competitive warranty on their products and a commitment to consistent quality, Talbert Building Supply is proud to offer Marvin windows and doors to help builders create beautiful, dependable exteriors their customers will love.