Helping the Lightkeeper See the Light.

Helping the Lightkeeper See the Light.

Treacherous nor’easters, hurricane force winds, along with the corrosive effects of salt water, are just some of what nature would throw at the Cape Forchu Lightstation, year in and year out. So when the lighthouse keeper’s dwelling was about to undergo renovation, Marvin Elevate was chosen for the window replacement.


Name: Cape Forchu Lightstation
Location: Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia
Project Type: Replacement, Renovation
Building Type: Historical/Residential
Product Collection: Marvin Elevate (previously known as Integrity Wood Ultrex)
Product Types: Windows and Doors
Builder: Delmar Construction
Architect: Connor Architects & Planners Ltd.


The durability of Marvin was the perfect choice to stand up and face these conditions head-on. Marvin Elevate windows and doors are made with Ultrex®, a pultruded fiberglass that’s eight times stronger than vinyl. It resists fading, chalking, peeling and cracking, for unparalleled strength without showing age or wear. Marvin windows and doors are available with corrosion-resistant coastal hardware and tempered glass and glazing.