Have you decided it is time to replace those old, drafty windows? Are you wondering when is the best time of year to get that job done, or worried that you waited too long and now you’ll have to wait till spring? Well, we have good news. At Window Nation, we can install windows any time of the year. We use materials that can be installed in extreme weather conditions, even the frigid cold! But, each season comes with advantages and disadvantages that you’ll want to consider when deciding what season will work best for you.
It may seem like the end of fall and throughout winter are horrible times to get your windows replaced, but the truth is, some people prefer winter, especially when they get their windows installed by the certified installers here at Window Nation. Here are a few things you should know about last fall, winter, and early spring window installations.
- No matter how cold it gets, our team knows how to get the job done with minimal discomfort to the people living in your home. When you have a professional Window Nation installer putting your windows in, it isn’t going to take very long. You’re not going to have to worry about a big hole in your wall sitting there for days. Your new windows will be in before you know it! And, there are many options for keeping the cold out while the work is being done. Depending on the project, it may only be necessary to close an inner door to keep the cold in just the one room. If it is a larger space, or a room that can’t be sealed off, a heavy blanket can be draped to contain most of the cold to just the area near the window.
- Our team works fast, but it is important to point out that cold weather and excessive snow can slow things down a little bit, or cause obstacles that must be worked around. While we do everything we can to make winter installations as fast as possible, there are definitely complications that can creep in and make them a little slower than summer installations, but not so slow that you should live with your leaky windows this winter. If you do have to deal with a little cold for one day, all of the money you’ll save on your energy bills for the rest of the winter will totally make up for it.
- A big concern many people have is how well caulking and adhesives are going to perform. When you have your windows installed by a certified Window Nation installer you have nothing to worry about. They know what products and adhesives to use for every season. You can be sure that they will get the job done right no matter how cold it is outside. So, you don’t have to wait till spring to start enjoying the heat saving benefits of replacement windows. You can get them installed perfectly, right now.
- Fewer people get window replacements during the cold seasons. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to wait, the cold season is the best season! Even though we’re able to effectively install windows in winter, most people aim toward the warm season to have this project done. You can use this to your advantage.
Late spring, throughout the summer, and early fall are great times to have windows installed, but this is when most people have replacement windows installed. If you don’t mind competing a little bit to schedule a date to have your windows put in, here are a few of the things you should know about warm month installations.
- Warm months are great because they are warm, right? Well, the warmth can put some people off to having windows installed, especially if it is the middle of the summer. It isn’t as easy keeping the hot out as it is to keep the cold out. Why? Because hot is often accompanied by humidity. Fortunately, the ease of access that warm months provide makes warm month installations even faster than cold month installations, and your installer will have those windows in fast.
- Some people worry about heavy rains or thunderstorms keeping them from getting their windows in. This is definitely something to think about in the warm season. Rain can cause window installations to be harder to schedule, but scheduling early can help to avoid the complications foul weather can throw into the mix.
Spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can count on Window Nation’s expert installers to get your windows installed right. Reach out to us today to schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home estimate, and let’s get your installation on the calendar!
This is an important question. For sure. In fact, it is so important, it is one of the questions we get asked the most. The reason is obvious. Who wants to start thinking about a big remodeling project if the cost is going to be way beyond what is feasible. We get it. You want a ballpark figure. You want an estimate. You’re not asking for a detailed answer. But, at Window Nation, we’re all about the details. There are a lot of questions that must be answered when buying new windows. Some are obvious, such as size, quantity, and type. But some are not so obvious. Some have to do with style, aesthetics, and room lighting. Some bring into account your tastes and your past home improvement selections. Some focus on your specific needs in a way that will maximize your budget to get the biggest improvement for the amount you have to spend. There are a lot of details, and those details can all affect the cost that we quote to you. So, it is important to us that we get all of the details right. Here’s why:
A LOT CAN GO WRONG
If we get the measurements wrong on your window installation, your new windows aren’t going to seal properly. And, when your windows don’t seal properly, you’re going to know it. That’s why we measure our windows down to 3 millimeters, and all measurements are checked, rechecked, and checked again. The devil is in the details. There are details involved in choosing the right windows, as well. There are different types of windows, manufacturers, features, frames, installation requirements, and more. We want to get it right. We would rather send a certified specialist to you for a free, no-obligation, in-home estimate, than give you a quote over the phone. Only a design consultant is qualified to give you an exact price, and in order to give you that exact price, it is vital that they meet you in your home. We don’t want to drop the ball or overpromise and underdeliver. That wouldn’t be good for you. And it wouldn’t be good for us.
The last thing we want is to come short of your expectations. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase; so satisfied that you want to tell your friends and family how happy you are with your purchase; so satisfied that you’ll want to post a great review and help other folks get connected to the best window installation available. And, we know that as soon as we give you a price, you’re going to hold us to it. We understand. We’re like that too. When a price is put on the table, it is hard to not make it a part of our expectations. But, if we don’t meet those expectations, it will leave you feeling less than happy with your purchase. We don’t want that. And we’re sure you don’t want that either.
Giving you a price on windows without seeing them first is a lot like a doctor diagnosing an illness without examining the patient in person. There are a lot of details that can be missed when a doctor doesn’t meet with a patient face to face. And, in the end, their diagnosis will only be a guess, and there is a good chance that guess is going to be wrong.
THERE ARE RULES
We are members of the Better Business Bureau, and they recommend that we always give an exact price. In order to stay in high standing with them, and to make sure we always do right by you, we offer free, in-home consultations. These consultations include a detailed inspection of the area where the windows will be installed, so that we can give you an exact price, down to the penny, for exactly what you need. What you do with this information is entirely up to you. There is no obligation to buy.
When quotes are exact, there is no room for misunderstandings. And, when there are no misunderstandings, there is a greater chance that we’ll have a happy customer. At Window Nation, we’re all about making customers happy.
If you’d like to be a happy customer, reach out to us today, and let’s get started.
At Window Nation, we custom build every window to fit the exact specifications of your home - just the way YOU want them. No stock size windows, irregular windows or windows that were made for someone else's home. And because you're not settling for a product that's just sitting around in a warehouse collecting dust, the price of our windows varies based on several variables, such as:
- Material - choose from high-grade vinyl, fiberglass or low-maintenance aluminum-clad wood
- Style - choose from double hung, sliding windows, casements, awning windows, hopper windows, bay or bow windows or special shape windows
- Energy Efficient Glass - choose from double and triple pane glass options available with argon or krypton gasses. Several security glass options like laminated and tempered glass are also available
- Interior finish - choose from 7 different interior color and woodgrain colors
- Exterior finish - choose from 30 unique exterior colors or have a color custom created to match exactly what you are looking for
- Grids/Muntins - including a variety of styles in standard and custom patterns
- Installation - there are over ten different ways to install your new replacement windows
Over 2,000 people each year choose Window Nation because our pricing is extremely competitive and our selection of products is unsurpassed. Unlike most companies who only carry one window, we offer three windows (good, better and best) which helps us to fit each person with the window that best matches their needs and budget.
It's easy to find out the EXACT price for the right windows and doors for your home. Our expert consultants will be happy to provide you a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate by contacting us here
, calling us or visiting one of our local showrooms
HOW MUCH WILL I RECOUP ON MY INVESTMENT?
Are you planning some home remodeling projects this year? Have you ever wondered "is that home improvement project really worth it?" If the answer is yes, you just might be surprised what return some projects may yield! One home improvement project that yields a high return on investment as well as saves you money on your heating and cooling bills and freshens the look and curb appeal of your home is replacing your old, drafty windows! Can you guess how much return you'll receive? Click here to find out!
If you want more information on how we can help you with your old windows, warped doors or outdated siding, give us a call.
Remodeling is complicated. It isn’t a matter of picking out a few windows and throwing them in. You want windows that bring the right amount of light into your home. You want a window replacement package that has the appropriate combination of windows, with the right combination of features, to match your specific needs and budget. Those windows have to go with the style of your home and give the functionality that is missing from your current windows. This is an upgrade, after all. You don’t want the same old windows. And, above all else, your new windows need to be installed in a way that ensures a good seal for years to come. That’s why it is important to choose the right window company. It is also important to choose the right company when upgrading siding and replacing doors. At Window Nation, we sell and install windows, doors, and siding. Here are some reasons we think you’ll be one happy customer if you choose Window Nation for your remodeling needs.
NO-OBLIGATION, IN-HOME ESTIMATES
When your goal is to get the perfect upgrade, you can’t do that over the phone or off a website. There are a lot of details that must be considered. At Window Nation, we come to you. Our design consultants are qualified professionals, not sales people. They have the education and experience to assess your specific needs and give you the right options. What you do with this information is up to you. There is no obligation to buy.
WE THINK 3 MILLIMETERS MATTER
It may seem like a small matter, but we think that measuring down to 3 mm on window and door installations is a big deal, and we check those measurements 3 times to make sure you get windows that fit, and windows that seal.
We have so many options, it will blow your mind–and we have a team that knows how to get exactly what you need. It is this workflow that brings customers back time and time again.
LIFETIME PLUS WARRANTY
While other companies give lifetime warranties, we feel confident to give a lifetime plus warranty on the windows we manufacture. That means your windows will be under warranty for as long as you own your home, and an additional 15 years for a new owner, if you ever decide to sell.
When we send installers to your home, you can trust that they know what they’re doing. All of our teams have a master-level team leader who is a trained InstallationMasters ™ Certified Installer. This national, third-party certification is your assurance that you’ll get a quality installation, every time.
WE WORK HARD TO MAKE HAPPY CUSTOMERS
It isn’t easy managing a company with over 250 employees, installing over 250,000 windows. But, our quality control team has only had to field 12 complaints in the last 3 years. And all of those complaints were resolved in a satisfactory manner, allowing us to stay in high standing with the Better Business Bureau.
In 2016, after only ten years of operation, Window Nation placed 6th in the remodeling 550 List, published by Remodeling Magazine. We think this is an incredible testament to the hard-working and dedicated folks who have made working for Window Nation their career. When you have our team work with you on your remodeling project, it won’t take long to see how amazing they are.
We are an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. That is a feat on its on. But when you look under the hood, it’s an even more amazing story. In 2016, when we received this award, Angie’s List had an unprecedented growth spurt. They took on more than 1.6 million consumers, and those new consumers flooded the home improvement market. Angie Hicks, the founder of Angie’s List said, “Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers. Only a fraction of the home improvement companies in the Mid-Atlantic and NE Ohio were able to do it.”
Are you ready to remodel? Let the Window Nation team help you get your upgrade done right. Online agents are waiting to assist you.
There are all kinds of people in the world, and even though you may have a doppelganger out there somewhere, there isn’t going to be anyone who looks exactly like you. We’re all different in our own unique and special ways. After weighing vinyl windows pros and cons, vinyl windows may be perfect for one person and may not be the right choice for someone else. So, which are you? Are you someone who will absolutely love new vinyl windows for your home, or will you prefer wood or fiberglass? Let’s look at vinyl windows pros and cons and see how this material measures up against the other two.
VINYL WINDOW PRICES
If the price is most important to you, vinyl is the way to go. When you want all the advantages that new windows provide but don’t have a ton of money to spend, vinyl window prices are unbeatable and give the best balance between features and cost. Windows made with vinyl are strong, long lasting, energy efficient, and beautiful; and because they are easier to manufacture, you’re not going to have to pay as much to have great windows that will keep the heat in during those cold winter days and keep the cold in when things get hot and humid outside. Vinyl windows can be double or triple pane with Argon or Krypton gas to resist heat transfer, and they can have a reflectant coating that will reflect heat back to the outside, all without breaking your wallet.
VINYL WINDOW FUNCTIONALITY
If you want functionality, vinyl may be the perfect choice. Have you ever tried to clean a wood window on the second floor of your home? It can be a real pain; but with vinyl, you can leave the ladder in the shed and just swing those windows in to clean them. This kind of functionality is priceless and yet features like these come standard with many vinyl window options.
If you care more about the windows than the frames, vinyl will be the right fit. While we are proud to offer frames that are made from 100% virgin vinyl to provide superior strength, and a wide selection of colors to give the variety our customers need, we realize that some folks just aren’t happy unless they have something that looks like real stained wood. And even though we offer wood grain laminates that look beautiful, it just isn’t enough for some people. We understand. But, if you’re okay with not having the special touch that only wood and fiberglass can provide, vinyl will give you all the other benefits of new windows and still look beautiful. You’ll have more light coming in, soft shadows on your floors and walls, a better view of your yard, and–if you get a bow window–a nice little nook where you can relax and enjoy a book.
VINYL WINDOW MAINTENANCE
Another angle on vinyl windows pros and cons is maintenance and ease of customization. If you’re looking for easy maintenance, vinyl is a hassle free option. Being able to easily clean the windows on the second and third stories of your home isn’t the only way vinyl window maintenance is easier. It is also a breeze to keep the frames nice on vinyl windows. Vinyl can be cleaned with just a little soapy water, and you don’t have to worry about having to paint, repaint, or stain to keep them nice through the years.
If you actually like painting your windows, vinyl may not be for you. No window can be all things to all people. If you’re the kind of person who likes to switch things up and change the color of your frames every now and then, you’ll want to go with wood or even fiberglass instead of vinyl.
VINYL WINDOW DURABILITY
If you want windows that will brave the weather, vinyl will get you there. This material is made to weather the weather. In rain, sleet, or snow, vinyl windows aren’t going to crack, chip, or peel.
READY FOR VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS?
Do you see new vinyl windows in your future? If you do, let Window Nation help you with that window replacement. We have an incredible selection of styles and colors, and we’re sure to find the perfect fit. Nothing breathes life into the exterior beauty of a home like new windows can. Let’s get started today.
If you’ve been on the fence for years about doing some improvements to your home because you didn’t know which improvements would give you the biggest bang for your buck, we understand. Remodeling isn’t just about aesthetics. Sure, it’s a lot about aesthetics, but you’re also making an investment. You want that home improvement to increase the value of your home. Here are a few facts taken from Remodeling Magazine that should get you on track.
OUTDOOR PROJECTS VS INDOOR PROJECTS
When it comes to increasing the value of a home, outdoor projects continue to outperform indoor projects. Seems upside down, doesn’t it? We spend most of our time inside our homes than out in our yards. You would think that adding another bathroom, improving a family room, or adding a master suite would top the list but, according to the data collected by Remodeling Magazine, windows, doors, and siding have a history of generating higher returns on investment than work done inside. They hint that it might be connected to the fact that these projects increase the “curb appeal” of a home, and make it more attractive to both homebuyers and real estate agents.
Top 10 Remodeling Projects Based On Cost Recuperated
- Fiberglass Attic Insulation
- Entry Door Replacement (steel)
- Manufactured Stone Veneer
- Garage Door Replacement (upscale project)
- Minor Kitchen Remodel
- Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass)
- Garage Door Replacement (midrange project)
- Siding Replacement
- Window Replacement (vinyl)
- Window Replacement (wood)
Five of the top ten remodeling projects based on ROI, are projects that fall in the less than $5,000 range, and the other five fall into the $5,000-$25,000 range. That puts the entire top 10 list at under $25,000. This is partly because it is harder to place value on things we can’t see. It is easy to look at a beautiful entry door and calculate its value. There is nothing hidden. But estimating the value of a remodeled kitchen or master bedroom suite is trickier. There is a lot of “behind the scenes” work required for these projects.
VALUE AT SALE
How good of an investment are doors, windows, and siding replacement? Let’s take a look at the percentage of cost recuperated on several projects tracked. This is how much of the cost for these projects was returned at the time of the sale.
- Master Suite: 59.9%
- Bathroom Addition : 53.9%
- Window Replacement (vinyl): 73.9%
- Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass): 77.8%
- Siding Replacement: 76.4%
- Backyard Patio: 54.9%
- Bathroom Remodel 59.1%
- Major Kitchen Remodel: 61.9%
- Two-Story Addition: 71.1%
As you can see, doors, windows, and siding replacements are a great investment. When you replace the windows on your home with new vinyl windows, not only do you get to enjoy all of the benefits those new windows bring, you’ll get almost ¾ of your money back if you sell your home. The value goes up even more for siding replacement or new fiberglass entry door.
At Window Nation, we offer an incredible selection of entry doors, replacement windows, and siding. If you’re ready to do an upgrade that will almost pay for itself, we are ready to walk you through the process, step by step.
When you start thinking about replacing your windows, make sure you think through all of the glass options. Your new windows will be 87% glass. So it stands to reason that choosing the right glass is just as important as choosing the right frame. At Window Nation, we make things simple. We’ve already done the hard part of choosing the best glass options. All you have to do is pick the ideal glass options for your specific needs.
PANES OF GLASS
The first option you’ll want to consider is whether or not to go with double pane or triple pane. Double pane windows come with one area of dense gas. Triple pane comes with two. The more dense gas you have separating the interior of your home from the temperature outside, the better. But each of these window types has their advantages.
If cost is important to you, double pane glass will be the better choice. It stands to reason that two panes won’t cost as much as three panes. If you live in a state that has a basic climate, this could be the perfect choice.
If keeping the cold winters out of your home is most important to you, triple pane is the way to go. While you’ll pay more for those windows, you’ll make that money back in savings on your energy bills.
If safety is a concern for you, lamination is an important option to consider. Laminated glass will prevent the glass of the windows from turning into several sharp pieces when broken. Homes with children in them should seriously consider this glass options.
TYPES OF COATINGS
When glass companies talk about glass coatings, you’re likely to hear the term Low-E. But what exactly is Low-E? It stands for Low Emissivity. If you’re still scratching your head, we understand. This is science stuff. Emissivity is basically the ability of an object to radiate heat. In the case of windows, that radiation of heat happens on the opposite side from where the heat is coming from. If the heat source is the sun, low emissivity is going to be a low radiation of heat into your home. Okay. The science lesson is over. But hopefully, you get the point. Low-E is good. And a window that provides better resistance to radiated heat is better than one that lets the heat come right in.
Modern windows come with a metallic coating that reflects heat back to its source. The more precious the metal is the more heat will be reflected off the glass. The best metallic coating would be platinum. But a platinum coating is very expensive. Most of our competitors use tin. But we feel that this is not the most cost effective choice. Just like platinum, it is too far to the extreme. Instead, we use silver. This metallic material does a fantastic job of reducing emissivity for a price that won’t put you in the poor house.
Metallic coatings have another benefit besides keeping the heat from the sun out, they help to reflect harmful ultraviolet light as well. Our coatings can block as much as 99.97% of this harmful ultraviolet light. Why do we say harmful? UV light makes your furniture fade. Have you heard the term sun-faded? Part of the damage the sun does is through the effect of UV light. The other part is the drying effect of heat. Low-E coating on your windows will help to keep both of these out of your climate-controlled home.
Between each pane of glass we use argon and krypton gasses. These gasses are denser than air and reduce convection. That means the temperature of the outside air is less able to get into your house. While krypton gas is slightly better, you can’t go wrong with either of these options.
You’ll also find spacers between each pane of glass. These hold those panes in place. But the fact that these spacers can allow heat to transfer through is often overlooked. Most companies use aluminum or steel spacers, which are conductive materials. We prefer to use spacers that are made from a non-conductive material that achieves a higher level of energy efficiency, retains gas longer, won’t sweat, is flexible, and won’t rust.
If you’re ready for a window replacement, and you want some help walking through these options, we’re happy to help. At Window Nation, we know windows. Reach out to us for immediate assistance.
Watch the video below to see some of the amazing features of our Ultra View window. You’ll be amazed by the level of craftsmanship and quality features that go into the making of this window.