There's something for everyone - architects, builders and remodelers - in Matt Risinger's latest video blog, live from IBS in Las Vegas. In his first in a series of videos with support from JLC, Matt visits the Marvin booth where he discovered a U-0.22/ 0.16 SHGC hopper-style window, specifically targeted to the Passive House crowd. The new window can be clamped down for a super-tight seal, yet looks like a standard double-hung. As Matts says: "Nothing funky here, none of that European window that looks extra chunky."

In addition, Marvin introduced it's an answer to NanaWall: The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door. By ganging units you can create a clear opening up to 50-feet-wide by 12-feet-high. And even if you go with a more modest size opening, you get a tight-sealing slider on a stainless steel track system that operates super smooth.

Along the same lines of "bringing the outdoors in," Marvin has introduced a corner unit to its line of Lift-and-Slide glass doors - a tight-sealing slider with a hiddden track.

Finally, there's Integrity Windows - one of Matt's favorite replacement fiberglass windows, which have a reasonable price point, yet the strength and performance of a higher-end window line.

And all Marvin units are made in the USA.

Matt Risinger is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor who specializes in Architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. To read more of Matt's blogs click here, and be sure to check out the Risinger Homes YouTube channel.