Help for Consumers

A few days ago, while looking for ways to help our future customers make the right decisions concerning their window needs, I came across two neat websites.  We at Manning Windows realize that we are not the perfect fit for each person needing replacement windows, but we still want to educate folks on making the right decision.  Feel free to check out The website costs nothing and is a good resource. The other website is for The National Fenestration Council.  While I won’t bore you with the long details about everything they do, I can tell you they have a cool feature that allows anyone to compare windows from a multitude of window manufacturers.  When it comes to U value, R value, Visible light, CRF, and SHGC, this website has the info you need to compare not only windows within a certain brand but the same style windows of competing brands.  Check out the site here.

Random Thoughts by a Trophy Husband

Top 6 Reasons to become a Trophy Husband

The Urban Dictionary defines a trophy husband as a man who looks amazing and sits at home all day, mooching off his wife’s money. While that could be true in some instances, it’s not a fair definition of what it truly takes to be a trophy husband in today’s society. It takes years of careful planning, hard work, and just a touch of luck and it can push a man to his breaking point. I’ll attempt to educate everyone with the following list.

1. When it comes to vacation time, you never have to ask off at work. When the Mrs. says “We are going to the beach.”, you say “Ok.” You don’t follow a schedule or have a boss.

beach feet

2. If you want to stay in your pajamas all day, you can. Honestly, other than the yard man, mail man, or UPS guy, who is going to see you? You are the king of your castle. Why not act like it?


3. Shaving each day is only an option. 5 o’clock shadow from 3 days ago? No problem. Sugar Mommas love a scruffy face.

unshaven metro man

4. You can catch up on any show you have missed over the last 20 years. I highly recommend Netflix for this. You’ll save lots of time without having to sit through all the commercials. Curious as to what happened in the season 3 finale on Magnum PI? I’m not. Just sayin.

magnum pi

5. Since you are responsible for 90% of the grocery shopping you can buy any food you like. Don’t eat certain vegetables? Not your concern. I tend to avoid any food i can’t pronounce and anything that is featured on tv as a superfood.


6. Because of all your free time, updating your status on social media is a breeze. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others are all updated in a matter of seconds. Most working men have to sneak around and secretly update what goes on each day. Not the Trophy Husband! If a status needs to be updated, don’t your friends really deserve to know about it instantly?

status update

I hope this list has helped each of you better understand what goes on each day in the life of a trophy husband. It’s certainly not a job for every man and while most men will tell you that is their dream, they have neither the plan nor the means to make it happen. It should also be pointed out that even a man who isn’t a trophy husband yet can still perform most if not all of these tasks with some careful planning. Good luck to each of you. I look forward to hearing from fellow trophy husbands soon.

Random Thoughts by a Trophy Husband

My name is Derek Jarnigan and I’ve decided to take up blogging. It’s not that I want to be famous. I’m already a trophy husband with a great family and some pretty awesome friends. I’m not looking to make lots of cash from blogging although I wouldn’t turn it down. What I am looking for is to educate some people, entertain others, and maybe have some fun in the process.

After months of discussion, I have been given an opportunity to join my father in law in his business. Manning Windows is a humble company. We don’t have a store front. We don’t have fancy commercials where we stand on top of windows. We don’t even have a creatively dressed mascot. What we do have are high quality vinyl replacement windows and our installers are incredible too. Could you spend more on a window? Absolutely. Are there better replacement windows on the market? Maybe, if you search hard enough. What sets us apart from all the other companies trying to sell you windows is simply us. We aren’t looking to get as much money from you as possible. We won’t sell you more window than you really need. We won’t pressure you into purchasing your windows from us. We want each and every person to have an energy efficient home and while we would love to have each and every one of you as our customer, we much prefer to call you friend.

You see relationships are the way to sell things. When we take the time to understand a person and his or her needs, we are better equipped to offer them the product that is right for them. Does it take a little extra time and effort? Of course it does. Is it worth it? Every single time. You see friends can call us when they need us. Friends can count on us when there is a problem. Friends tell their friends about things. Friends introduce their friends to each other.

Derek Jarnigan to join Manning Windows

Derek Jarnigan, son in law of Troy Manning will be joining the family business starting July 14, 2014. Derek brings a vast knowledge of building products and experience to the company from his many years experience working with 84 Lumber and Lowes. Should you want to contact Derek you can do so at 865-235-8299.

The Numbers Don’t Lie!

I have been asked several times about vinyl windows and why vinyl.  I will give you a few reasons why vinyl windows are more popular than framing materials like wood, aluminum, or firberglass: 

Strength – impact resistance, stable, durable, welded corners, design quality.

Appearance – simple, clean looking, maintains consistent color, stays smooth.

Time Saver – easy to install and easy to maintain.  (Hire a professional for the installation due to the warranty provisions of the manufacture).

Energy Efficient – multi chamber extrusions form insulation air spaces or they can be foam filled, when measuring the rate of heat flow through a window; vinyl performs as well or better than framing materials like wood, aluminum, or fiberglass.

Vinyl replacement windows are a nice looking window that will fit any budget, are often available in many designs, can be easily customized, and will stand up to a variety of weather and climates.  Just how popular are vinyl windows?  Well the proof is in the numbers:  According to Window & Door, since 2006 vinyl windows have been purchased more than wood, aluminum, and fiberglass combined.  Last years window statistics are staggering.  In 2012 there were 25.7 million windows shipped as compared to 11.47 million windows shipped of the other materials.  “Vinyl continues to dominate the residential market, holding 69 percent market share as it continues to take share from wood.”  Source AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 US Industry Statical Review and Forcast.

The bottom line, Manning Windows LLC wants your business and we want to meet with you in your home to consult with your family on options that will meet your family’s budget.  We are not into hire pressure sales tactics.  We will be straight forward with you and give your our best price, the first time every time.  Remember Manning Windows, “SAVINGS YOU CAN SEE!”


Home Improvement Contractor

Well it is official!  Manning Windows LLC has met all the state requirements and has received it’s Home Improvement Contractors License from the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Board for Licensing Contractors. 

License # 7593

A Home Improvement license is required to perform residential remodeling work as a prime (contracting directly with the owner).  If the total cost (contract amount) is $3000 – $24,999 (includes materials, labor, and profit).  (Note:  Over $25,000 requires a “Contractor’s” license.)

Home Improvement Defined:  Repair, replace, remodel, alter, conversion, modernization, improvement, or addition to structures and land. 

If you want to search for company to check their credential.  You just need to go to Verify.TN.Gov to search and verify a business and what type of license they maintain.

Is it time to replace your windows?

How do I know if I should replace my home’s windows?  There are a couple of things to consider when inspecting your own windows.  Do you have condensation build up between the panes of glass or do your windows sweat a lot?  Do you have single pane instead of double pane windows?  Do you have trouble opening and closing your windows and do they seal properly when closed?  Do you have old rotten wood windows or outdated aluminium or contractor grade windows?  Are you only able to open one sash of the window?  If you answered yes to any of these questions your next step will be to call or email us for a free in home consultation and receive a free estimate!

Why choose Manning Windows for your next purchase?  Because Manning Windows is a member of the Quality Contractor Network sponsored by TVA’s energyright solutions program.  What does that mean for you?  When you purchase your windows from Manning Windows you will be eligible to receive up to $500 rebate once your windows are installed.  Call David or Troy today and ask them about this program.  I am sure they would love to help you with your $500 rebate. 

 While the TVA program gives great credibility to the company, it of course is not the only reason to use Manning Windows.  David and Troy are committed to providing Knoxville, Sevierville, and the surrounding counties with a high quality, reasonably priced vinyl replacement windows that are professionally installed and affordable for most everyone’s budget.  Don’t take our word for it, just take a look at the Testimonial page on our site and see for yourself what our client’s have been saying about us.



We are pleased to announce, Manning Windows LLC has just become a new Affiliate Member of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors.  We are listed under the Service Providers as the only window company that is part of the association.  If you have never been to KAAR’s web site you should just take browse.