“We Service What We Sell

17527 Nassau Commons Blvd • Lewes, DE 19958
phone: (302) 644-1405 | fax: (302) 644-1406 | toll free: (888) 644-1405

Is it Time for New Energy Efficient Windows?

ultrex windows

Does it cost an arm and a leg to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer? It shouldn’t! It’s time to talk about upgrading to new energy efficient windows.

Do you need new windows?

If your home feels drafty, it might be time to upgrade your windows. Drafty windows let in outside air making it nearly impossible to regulate the temperature inside of your home. Leaky or drafty windows can also let in excess moisture making your home susceptible to mold, mildew, and water damage.

How to check if it’s time for new windows:

  • There is damage to the caulking inside and outside your windows
  • The frame of the window is separating from the frame of the house. Check for signs like
    • Sun Damage
    • Moving air
    • Water
    • Etc.
  • Your windows don’t open or shut easily
  • Your windows don’t lock easily

If you aren’t sure, you can always hire a professional to test your windows and check for air leaks. Call or email Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry for a referral to a professional in your area. Dial 302-644-1406. Email amcinfo@atlanticmillwork.com.

So, You Need New Windows

Either you or the professional you hired determined that the best option for your home was to install new windows. What’s Next?

There are many options for windows. We recommend that you explore our online showroom or visit us in person and speak to one of our expert sales representatives. We can help you determine the best windows that fit your needs and meet your budget.

Should I Invest in Energy Efficient Windows?

With the rising cost of electricity, the biggest question we often hear is “Should I invest in energy efficient windows?” Our response is always “YES!”

Energy efficient windows could save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year as a result of lower electric bills. Your new energy efficient windows will trap cool air inside during the summer and keep the cold out during the winter. With less heat escaping in the winter and less cool air escaping in the summer, you can afford to give your HVAC system a break.

Frame Materials

There are four common different types of window frames: aluminum, wood, vinyl, and fiberglass.

Aluminum windows are the least energy efficient frame because they are very poor at insulating your home. Alternatively, Wood windows are very energy efficient and are very good at maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. However, wood window frames require frequent upkeep including painting, staining, and sanding.

Vinyl or fiberglass window frames are the best options for energy efficiency and easy upkeep. Visit our online showroom to learn more about our vinyl window options. We offer a variety of finishing options including woodgrain finishes and even custom colors to match your home design.

Glass Options

There are several different types of glass panels that you can choose for your windows. Each have varying levels of energy efficiency.

Single Pane glass windows are the least energy efficient. The single pane of glass does little to insulate your home compared to double pane windows. Double pane windows have two panes of glass that work to trap air in and keep air out. These can be very energy efficient when you choose Low-E coating or include argon gas between the panes.

Triple pane glass is the best at maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. The three panes of glass work together to provide the most energy efficiency. They provide twice the protection of double pane windows, especially when they include Low-E coating and argon gas between the panes too.

Green Business Bureau MemberAsk an Expert about Energy Efficient Windows

Whenever you consider updating or renovating your home, ask an expert. They will help you develop an appropriate budget for your project and ensure that you choose the best materials for your home or office. Ask our sales representatives about the best energy efficient windows for your home today. Call 302-644-1406 or email amcinfo@atlanticmillwork.com us to learn more.

Marvin Windows and Doors: Alternatives to Andersen Home Products

Many home owners and home builders ask if we sell Andersen Windows and Doors. We understand Andersen Windows and Doors is an energy efficient brand and has been making windows and doors for builders since 1903. This makes them one of the oldest and well-recognized construction brands on the market. However, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry offers many excellent alternatives to Andersen Windows and Doors. One of our most recognizable alternative brands is Marvin Family of Brands.

Marvin Family of Brands

Marvin Family of Brands offers two unique brands, Marvin and Integrity by Marvin, which offer customizable products for every project. Both are the perfect choice when you need to replace your old Andersen products or when you are looking to upgrade from a lower quality brand. Marvin products are all built to order, allowing you to fully customize your Marvin window to fit your old window space perfectly. This saves you the time and money it would take to resize a window or door space to fit another brand. Check out our products by Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry.

Features

Marvin Family of Brands offers a variety of window and door materials to complement the style of your home, including wood, extruded aluminum, and Ultrex pultruded fiberglass.

Wood

Wood frame windows

Complement any project or design with an array of high-quality wood options. If your project requires the one-of-a-kind look of an unusual wood species, Marvin Family of Brands offers many beautiful and unique wood options. Available on Marvin and Integrity products.

Extruded Aluminum Clad

extruded aluminum window

All aluminum cladding is not created equal. Marvin’s extremely durable extruded aluminum substrate is significantly stronger than roll-form aluminum. Marvin clad meets the toughest AAMA 2605 70% PVDF standard for a finish with superior resistance to fading and chalking. Available on Marvin products.

Ultrex

Ultrex window

Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, a material patented nearly 20 years ago when Marvin pioneered the fiberglass windows and door category. They have led the category ever since with a commitment to a product that is tough, smart, long lasting, and worry-free. Available on Integrity products.

Choose Marvin

With over a hundred years in business, Marvin has perfected their custom window and door building to provide you with only the best quality at a price you can afford.
Get all new windows and doors for your home! Renovate your kitchen and put a new energy efficient Marvin custom window over the sink! Redo your deck and put a beautiful new Marvin custom French door in to showcase your outdoor space when your guests come to visit! Make your home feel awesome!
Choose Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry to help with your next project, and don’t forget to ask about our Marvin Family of Brands products for sale. Call (302) 644-1405 or stop in to visit our showroom at 17527 Nassau Commons Blvd, Lewes, DE 19958 and speak with one of our expert sales representatives.

Building Coastal Homes for Durability and Beauty

Bethany Beach home

This beautiful custom coastal home built on the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City Maryland was constructed by Beachwood Incorporated with building supplies from Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry. Beachwood is dedicated to using expert craftsmen and quality products to construct superior homes — homes which meet their customers’ needs and budgets; homes built on-time and supported by outstanding service; and homes which express pride. Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has been supplying building materials for Beachwood Incorporated jobs for nearly 25 years. During this time our two companies have mastered the art of building coastal homes.

Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry’s Steady Adoption of Sustainable Business Practice

Green Business Bureau

Lewes, DE – By committing to going green, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry is focused on future growth that will make the building materials supplier and distributor more competitive in the Green Business Bureau Memberresidential and commercial housing and building materials marketplace. The company strongly believes sustainability takes into account how we might live in harmony with the natural world around us, protecting it from damage and destruction. Having been an environmentally conscious company since they opened their doors in 1991, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has taken major steps towards increasing commitment to being green and recently joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB), which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses. 

With the aid of a grant from the Rural Energy for America Program that covered 25% of the cost, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry commissioned The CNC Solar Company to install a 143 kW DC system on the southern facing upper roof of their warehouse. The 550 panels system has taken the company nearly off the grid and provides nearly 95% of the electricity it takes to operate their offices and warehouse.

Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry Goes Solar

A small business in a small town makes big news with solar energy. Atlantic Millwork and Cabinetry is a family owned small business in Lewes specializing in windows, doors, cabinetry, decking, millwork products and more. Recently, they hosted Senator Tom Carper (D) from Delaware and Kathy Beisner, the acting director for USDA Rural development in MD/DE for a tour of their facility and their new solar energy system.

With the aid of a grant from Rural Energy for America Program that covered 25% of the cost, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry commissioned The CNC Solar Company in Rehoboth Beach to install a 143 kW DC system on the southern facing upper roof of their warehouse.

Mark Woodruff, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, Richard Reed

Mark Woodruff, President of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, Richard Reed, Co – Owner of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry

Our mission at USDA Rural Development is to help increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in Rural America,” said Beisner. “One way we do that is through the Rural Energy for America Program that has helped roughly 55 rural small businesses and farmers in Delaware improve their bottom line by installing renewable energy systems and energy efficient equipment. Through Federal loan guarantees and grants the program helps cut carbon emissions, creates jobs and saves families hundreds of dollars on their utility bills each year.”

Small businesses across the United States are using USDA financing in innovative ways as a means to creating more sustainable communities and the enhancement of economic competitiveness.

Bethany Dunes Renovation, Bethany Beach Heather Lane – Oceanfront

Bethany Beach Renovation - After

Bethany Beach Renovation

This oceanfront project in Bethany Dunes, Bethany Beach Delaware is considered a Bethany Beach renovation even though it’s a new house. DNREC moved their beach preservation line west after the existing house was built. If demolished the existing house would be relocated approximately 30 feet west of the existing house. Shifting the house west would have severely diminished the ocean front view and eliminated this house’s unique view to the south.

Are your windows and doors prepared for hurricane season?

Is your home prepared for hurricane season? Peak hurricane season is from late August to late November. Currently, the National Hurricane Center is projecting Matthew, the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007, could take a path toward the Delmarva Peninsula. These storms are unpredictable and residents of Sussex County, especially coastal residents, should be on heightened awareness.

In 2016 (as of July), there have been eight weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included two flooding events and six severe storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 30 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry Celebrates 25 Years of Business

Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, a family-owned small business in Lewes, opened its doors 25 years ago in the fall of 1991. Owners Mark Woodruff and Richard Reed envisioned starting a company to be Delmarva’s premier building supplier, specializing in windows, doors, cabinetry, decking, millwork and more. At the time, Mark had limited prior experience in owning a business and Richard growing up on a Sussex County farm had none. However, both men were passionate about their dream and filled with entrepreneurial spirit. Today the company is one of Delmarva’s top building suppliers and boasts a show room in Lewes with 20 employees, a state of the art website, and pages on all major social media accounts.

Starting the company in 1991 was a huge risk for Mark and Richard. At that time they were working for the same business and were the company’s top two salesmen. Starting their own business meant quitting their jobs and giving up a steady income when both were starting families; a risk most people would never consider. But Mark and Richard had a dream and faith that with hard work and determination they could make it a reality.   

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“We Service What We Sell

17527 Nassau Commons Blvd • Lewes, DE 19958
phone: (302) 644-1405