The second the Thanksgiving leftovers get packed away, many of us start decorating for the holidays. We get up on ladders and string lights around all the windows, and attach little plastic flickering candles to each sill. We get a chance to get up close and personal with our windows in the winter, and we can see just what kind of shape they’re in. 

Even if you’re not a big holiday decorator, winter is a time when families look at the to do list on their house. What were those home projects you were so keen on completing this year? Perhaps you had grand plans of a summer or fall window replacement? Well, even in the dead of winter, you didn’t miss your “window”.  Home window replacement doesn’t really have a dedicated season, and there may be some hidden advantages to closing or opening the year with new windows. 

It’s almost no different from a summer installation.

Some home improvement projects can drag on and on, and you just resign yourself to living with the mess (kitchen renovation, anyone?). If you’re at all hesitant about winter home window replacement, it’s probably because you’re imagining your house wide open to the elements, with all those icy breezes swirling through. 

Here’s the thing though: you don’t have to live in an icebox while the project is in motion. Installers do the glass replacement one window at a time, minimizing the amount of heat they’re releasing. They’ll seal off whatever room they are working in, and in larger spaces, they can install a wall of plastic that helps you keep toasty. There’s a deliberateness to window replacement in the winter, and that kind of time and care is what we want when we invite people to work on our homes. 

All of the sealers and foams they use are just as effective at setting and sealing in the winter as they are in the summer. Trained window installers can even install and seal a window in temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit! 

You’ll save piles of money on your heating bill.

Besides the obvious curb appeal factor, you’re probably already thinking about the savings that new energy efficient windows bring. Ever since the electricity companies started sending out those graphs and year-end statements about home energy consumption, a whole swath of us have gotten a little competitive about our usage. We all know that energy consumption can take a huge slam in the dead of winter. “Throw a sweater on!” only gets us so far, and replacing your windows with more efficient models can save you big on those bills. 

Your bill will take a little ding on the days you have an installation, there’s no way around that, but the long-term impact on your energy bill goes on and on. All those little leaks and cracks in your old windows will be sealed up tight, and you can actually get more of the warmth you’re paying the electricity company for. There’s nothing better than opening that heating bill right after you’ve gotten your replacement windows in. The little line on the graph goes down, and stays down. 

You’ll get your new windows faster, and probably at a discount.

Winter is the slow season for many window replacement companies, which can work to your advantage. Some window replacement companies will run end of the year specials, and you’ll end up paying less for the work. Also (and this is a big one), you can get scheduled more easily. It can be frustrating to finally decide to take the plunge on a home improvement project, and then wait forever to get the work scheduled. During the summer months, it can be tough just to get window companies to give you an estimate. 

Things are different in the winter. Once you decide to get the project done, you can get it done fast. At Window Nation, we can often get you energy efficient windows just days after you call!

So yes, there is some kind of rule of thumb about only eating oysters in months that have the letter r, and you should always stock up on candy bars the day after Halloween, but there’s no such rule about window installation. Winter home window installation is a good move — it’s minimally disruptive, easy to schedule, and will start saving you money on your energy bills right away. 

You’ve had your initial consultation with an exterior design consultant, and you decided to your purchase replacement windows from Window Nation. Welcome to the family! We’re honored you chose us to help with your home improvement project. We don’t take your decision to work with us lightly, and we strive to provide each of our customers the best possible experience with our company. Home improvement projects are a big undertaking, and we understand your upcoming installation might seem daunting. To make the process easier, our team of window replacement experts explain the next steps you’ll need to take after you purchase your replacement windows, doors, and siding.

Measurements

Once your windows have been purchased, the next step is for a measure technician to come to your home and measure each opening. We measure each window three times to guarantee accuracy. Each of our windows is measured down to the millimeter to guarantee a tight seal. Once your windows have been measured, we’ll send the measurements to our ordering team to begin production.

Window Production

Once your windows have been ordered, our team will begin manufacturing your order. Each of our windows is custom-made, so production might take longer depending on the type of window and the number of windows ordered. Once your windows have been built, our team will contact you to schedule your installation day. You’ll receive a courtesy phone call a day or two before your installation to ensure everything is running on-schedule.

Installation

Pre-Installation

Once your installation date is set, we ask that you prepare the area around your windows to create a clear workspace for our installers. Move all furniture from the area around your windows and be sure to remove all valuables and knickknacks. We also ask that you remove all blinds, drapes, and window coverings from your windows and disable any alarm systems.

Installation Process

Our installers have installed over one million windows in their careers. Each of our installers is specially trained in window installation, guaranteeing your windows will be installed correctly the first time. Your installation team will be led by an installation team leader who has over 15 years of experience installing windows. Our installers will remove each window from its frame and then install the replacement one-at-a-time to ensure your installation is done correctly. We use the highest-quality materials to keep your windows protected for years to come.

We pride ourselves on our attention-to-detail, and we’ll treat your home like we would our own. Our team will use drop-cloths and protective mats to keep your home clean. Any leftover debris will be cleaned once your installation is finished. Your window frames and sashes will also be cleaned once installed. After your windows have been installed, your crew leader will conduct a walk-thru of your home for final approval. We use a twenty-point checklist to ensure your windows are installed to the highest standards of excellence.

Multi-Product Installation

We’re proud to offer replacement vinyl siding and doors to meet all your home improvement needs. If you’re having multiple products installed, our installers will work in a specific order to ensure your project is done correctly. If you’re having a roof installed, this will be done first, followed by windows and doors. Siding is installed last to ensure there is no issues with your windows. In some instances, multi-product installation might require a multi-day installation depending on the size of your project.

Post-Installation

Once your installation is finished, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your windows! We ask that you do not operate your windows for 72 hours post-installation to ensure the caulk adheres properly. Be sure to activate your warranty online to keep your windows protected should any issues arise. If you have any additional questions, please contact our customer service team.

Thank you again for choosing Window Nation! We’re grateful you trusted us with your most valuable asset: your home.

WINDOW NATION EXPANDS TO GREATER CHICAGO AREA DUE TO INCREASE OF RESIDENTS INVESTING IN THEIR HOMES

This marks the company’s largest community to-date and its 13th market opening.

CHICAGO (January 4, 2021) – Chicago… is our kind of town indeed! Window Nation is getting ready to call the Windy City home, with the opening of its latest showroom at 1263 Lakeview Drive, Romeoville, adding new jobs to the market. Window Nation, which is the 5th largest replacement contractor in the U.S. with deep Midwest roots, also brings expert home solutions to the area, including servicing homeowners between Illinois and Indiana. This marks its largest service area in company history.  

Although Window Nation is new to this particular market, it is not new to the industry, with 2021 marking its 15th year in business and installing over 1 million windows.

Window Nation selected the Chicago region based on several factors, including the city’s growing housing market. Research shows Chicago-area residents continue to invest in their homes; as such, home values throughout the city have increased by 5.6 percent over the last year and are projected to rise 8.1 percent in 2021, according to Zillow. The Real Deal real estate publication also reports the greater Chicago area experienced the largest surge in home sales this past August since September 2013. Additionally, Chicago’s diverse demographics and psychographics align with those in other cities where Window Nation continues to cultivate successful customer bases.  

“We’ve been visiting Chicago for as long as I can remember and have the best memories of our time there, from the culture, people, architecture and of course, sports history,” said Aaron Magden, president of Window Nation who co-founded the company with his brother Harley. “It’s now coming full circle as we grow our business here and help a whole new generation of customers create the home of their dreams. We feel overwhelmingly grateful for our loyal customers and employees who continue to support us after all of these years, especially amid a year full of such tremendous challenges, loss and fear. That has not and will never be lost on us.”

The Chicago showroom will sell replacement windows to fit every style, as well as budget, and will have experts on hand to walk customers through the home renovation process, including vinyl options, colors, sizes, styles and more. Customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment prior to visiting the showroom. Window Nation is following strict CDC guidelines including social distancing, enhanced cleaning practices, protective equipment and screenings for every appointment.

In an effort to ensure the safety of all customers, employees and their families amid COVID-19, the company is also offering residents the option to receive a virtual consultation and estimate via video conferencing. Homeowners can upload photos to receive precise measurements, and installs are completed outside with minimal disruption. Depending on a customer’s individual preferences, needs and circumstances, Window Nation experts are still available to provide in- home consultations and education, while strictly adhering to CDC safety and sanitation guidelines.

The Window Nation team currently services 12 other locations throughout the U.S. and brings decades of home remodeling experience to residents. Co-founders and brothers Harley and Aaron Magden grew up in the business as third-generation window replacement experts before starting the company in 2006. Additionally, Chicago’s Sales Manager has over 25 years of experience providing home improvement solutions to customers throughout the local area.

In 2020, Window Nation was re-named the 5th largest replacement contractor in the U.S. by Remodeling Magazine and the second largest non-franchise window retailer, marking the fourth year in a row Window Nation was recognized as being in the top five. The magazine looks at nearly 100,000 home remodeling companies in the country and makes its decision based on revenue, growth, surveys, customer input and more. Qualified Remodeler Magazine ranked Window Nation as the seventh largest remodeling firm in the U.S. for its total gross sales, remodeling gross sales and the number of remodeling jobs completed annually. The company also earned a spot-on last year’s Inc. 5000 list, being honored as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Other industry powerhouses, including Microsoft, Intuit, Oracle and Patagonia have also been recognized.  

Beyond providing exceptional home expertise and customer service, the company plans to have an active presence in the local community to support and foster relationships with new customers, especially throughout these unprecedented times.

About Window Nation:

Window Nation was started in 2006 by two brothers who literally grew up in the window business, learning about home improvement, customer care and the difference a quality window can make. The company provides an unsurpassed selection of premium windows, doors and siding installed by highly skilled, licensed professionals. The company has replaced over 1 million windows in Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Columbus and northeast Ohio. Learn more here.

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When it comes time to start a home improvement project in Chicago, replacing your windows probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, replacement windows can upgrade your home in a big way. Replacement windows from Window Nation are specially crafted for your home, giving it a much-needed curb appeal boost. You’ll also enjoy lower energy bills, as our windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to help you combat the harsh Chicago weather. Whether you live in Naperville, Avondale, or Clarendon Hills, our team of window replacement experts will help you find the best windows for your home.

If you’re looking to start a home improvement project, our team explains why you should consider replacing the windows on your Chicago home:

Lower Energy Bills

It’s no secret that Chicago winters can be brutal. The cold, the snow, and the whipping winds aren’t for the faint of heart. It’s important to prepare your home for the cold temperatures, and there’s no better place to start than with replacement windows. Our windows are built to withstand the harshest Chicago winters, equipped with premium energy efficiency features to keep the cold air out. We offer double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Each window comes standard with a Low-E glass coating and Argon gas between the panes to keep your home comfortable no what the weather throws at it. The best part? All our windows, siding, and doors are Energy Star certified, guaranteeing big energy savings.

Curb Appeal Boost

If your home’s exterior is looking a little drab, you might be looking for ways to give it a refresh. Replacement windows will give your home a major curb appeal boost you’ll enjoy for years to come. Our windows are available in hundreds of style and color options to help you find the perfect fit for your Chicago home. If you’re looking for a timeless style, we recommend replacing your windows with double hung windows. You can choose between wood and vinyl styles, each available in a variety of colors so you can find the best fit for your home.

However, if you’re looking to make a statement, consider choosing a bay or a bow window. These windows extend outwards, giving your home a major curb appeal boost. You’ll also enjoy a transformation inside your home, as these windows create a “nook” that can be used as storage or a reading area. We also offer casement windows, slider windows, and specialty windows if you’re looking for windows that will give your home a unique touch.

Return on Investment

The Chicago real estate market is hot right now! If you’re looking to list your home, you might consider replacing your windows to give your home an edge over the competition. While it might seem like a costly investment now, you could reap the benefits when it comes time to sell. At 72% ROI, vinyl replacement windows offer some of the best value in home improvement according to Remodeling Magazine. For comparison, a master suite addition has just a 51% return on investment when it comes time to sell. Buyers are looking for a move-in ready home and having brand new energy efficient windows will give your home a major boost.

Want to Learn More About our Windows?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our Chicago-area exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windowsdoors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.

Let’s face it: we all need a fresh start after 2020. This year was challenging for us all, and as you spent more time in your home, you may have adopted some habits you don’t want to take into the new year. You might be ordering out instead of cooking at home, or you might be spending more time watching Netflix than reading a book. Your home might also be feeling some the effects of 2020: you might notice higher energy bills than normal, or your home might feel extra cluttered from all the online shopping you did throughout the year. Luckily, there’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to replace old habits with new ones. While we can’t help you curb your Netflix addiction, the home improvement experts at Window Nation shared their best New Year’s resolutions you can make for your home.

Create a Designated Work from Home Space

As offices around the country shut down due to the pandemic, most of us started working from home. Dining rooms and bedrooms were transformed into offices, with beds and kitchen tables being turned into desks and workspaces. For many companies, remote work doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon, and it’s important to create a distinction between your personal space and your workspace. We know it’s tempting but try to avoid working out of your sleeping areas, especially your bed. We recommend purchasing a desk to create a designated workspace. If a desk isn’t an option, consider sitting at the dining room table and purchasing storage bins or a tote bag to store your belongings. Your home will feel more organized, and you’ll appreciate having the separation between your work life and your home life.

Reduce Your Energy Consumption

The more time you spend at home, the higher your energy bills. This New Year, take steps to reduce your energy consumption by making changes to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Start small by simply turning off the lights or unplugging electronics when not in use. You can also make a bigger impact by replacing your old, outdated windows with energy efficient vinyl windows from Window Nation. Our windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your energy bills low no matter the season. We offer both double and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. You might also consider upgrading your doors or siding for an additional energy efficiency boost.

Purge Your Space

We were all guilty of going on a few online shopping sprees while we were in quarantine. However, your home might be feeling a little more cluttered than usual thanks to all the new goodies you purchased. Take advantage of the time you have at home to purge your space of any unnecessary clothes, books, or home accessories you no longer need. Our home improvement experts recommend tossing out anything you haven’t used in the past year. If you don’t want to throw all your items out, consider donating them to local area shelters to give back while also de-cluttering. No matter what you choose to do with your things, be sure to clean just one room at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed by the process.

Create a Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning your house might not be the most enjoyable task, but it needs to be done. Consider creating a cleaning schedule for your home so you know what needs to be cleaned and when. For example, your bedroom might only need to be cleaned once a month, while your bathrooms and kitchen need to be cleaned each week. You can create a loose schedule for all the rooms in your home, or you can get down to the nitty gritty of when even the smallest of chores need to be done, like doing your laundry or doing the dishes. Creating an organized system will help cleaning your home feel less daunting, while also helping you keep on top of the chores in your home.

Perform Routine Maintenance on Your Windows

As we’ve spent more time than ever in our homes, you might have noticed some wear-and-tear on your home that you just haven’t gotten around to fixing. 2021 is the year to perform all the maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off. Be sure to seal any drafts and leaks, particularly around your windows and doors. Weatherstripping and caulk can often fix the issues; however, if the issue still isn’t fixed, it might be time to upgrade your windows and doors. You should also look out for condensation between the panes of glass, as this is a sign of seal failure, a major issue for your windows. If you notice any glaring problems with your windows, contact our team at Window Nation to schedule your consultation with an exterior design consultant to discuss your options.

There’s no place like home for the holidays! After a challenging year, it’s more important than ever to get in the holiday spirit. Your celebrations might look different this year but try to make the holiday season feel as normal as possible by adding festive touches to your home. No matter what you celebrate, adding even a few small decorations will make your home feel cozy for a holiday season unlike any other. If you need some last-minute holiday décor inspiration, our home improvement experts are sharing their best tips for decorating your home in a pinch.

Place Candles in the Window

Putting festive candles in your windows is a simple, yet elegant way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can place candles in every window, or you can select a few windows in your living room or front-facing bedrooms. The candles will give your home a warm glow and a festive feel you’ll enjoy all season long.

Display Your Holiday Cards

You get stacks of holiday cards from friends and family every year. Why not display them in your home? Use clothespins to pin them to strips of ribbon and display them in your living room. Your guests will enjoy seeing their cards on display when they come to visit for holiday celebrations!

Decorate Pinecones

Clean up your yard by collecting pinecones to make festive holiday decorations! Pinecones are versatile and can be used to make everything from Christmas ornaments to centerpieces for your holiday parties. Paint them green to make a mini Christmas tree, or paint them gold for an elegant touch – the possibilities are endless! You can even turn them into a special keepsake by having your kids or grandkids make them when they’re off school for winter break.

Create an Ornament Centerpiece

If you have too many ornaments for your Christmas tree, consider using the leftover balls to create a festive and cost-efficient centerpiece. Place color coordinating ornaments (red and green or silver and gold are recommended) in a large bowl or vase to create an eye-catching decoration. Your home will look more festive in just five minutes or less!

Add Festive Lights

Sometimes classic decorations are the best decorations. While you might not have time to string holiday lights outside, consider adding a few strands throughout your home for a festive touch. Wrap them around your bannister or on your mantels to give your home a festive glow. If you’re feeling creative, you can even use them to outline the shape of a Christmas Tree right on your wall!

Spotlight Your Home

You don’t need to cover your home in thousands of twinkle lights like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for it to look festive. You can simply place a wreath on your front door or and use a spotlight to illuminate your home for all to see! Just be careful when using a spotlight: the light can be bright, and you’ll want to make sure it’s not shining directly into your home or a neighbor’s home.

Happy Holidays from Window Nation

Though our celebrations might look different this year, the holiday season is filled with joy and excitement. No matter how you celebrate, be sure to enjoy this time of year and spread the holiday cheer and love through your windows and out into the world.

When it comes time to design your replacement windows, you might be surprised by the amount of choices you’ll have. It isn’t as simple as picking one style and color for every window in your home – some areas of your home have might have different needs. You might want to add character to your living room with a bay window, while your kitchen might need a slider window and your bedroom might need double hung windows. Before meeting with an exterior design consultant, it’s important to assess your home’s needs in order to design the best windows for your home. You want your windows to compliment your home – they shouldn’t stand out for the wrong reasons. So how can you design windows that give your home the curb appeal boost it needs? Our team of window replacement experts share their best tips for designing your windows.

Home Décor

While you might like the fun, colorful windows you saw on Pinterest, it’s important to consider if a pop of color is best for your home. If your home décor is mostly neutral, a colorful window could be a fun statement piece for the room. However, if your home is filled with different colors, it might be best to stick to neutral shades to keep your room from looking too busy. You don’t want your brand-new windows to turn your home into an eyesore!

Room Layout

There’s so much more to window replacement than just double hung windows. You can choose between casement windows, slider windows, or even bays and bows to give your existing windows an upgrade. We even offer specialty windows for homeowners looking for a unique window you can’t find anywhere else. However, before choosing a unique window style, consider the area around the window you’re trying to replace. Bay windows, bow windows, and garden windows extend outwards, so it’s important that you have enough space in your yard around the window. You might need to cut down your trees and bushes in order to accommodate the window. Bay and bow windows are also larger than your typical window, requiring ample space in the room you’re looking to install them in.

Return on Investment

Selling your home might not be on the forefront of your mind right now, but it’s important to consider when designing your replacement windows. Replacement windows can offer a big return on investment when it comes time to move – you could recoup over 70% of the cost of the project. However, it’s important that your windows are done correctly, particularly when it comes to style and color as your taste might not match everyone else’s. Consider this: while you might like brightly colored windows, will potential buyers like the windows you chose for your home? While we encourage creativity when it comes to designing your windows, we also advise homeowners think twice about their decisions when making such a large investment.

Energy Efficiency

Choosing energy efficiency features might not be as glamorous as choosing the style and color of your windows, but it might be the most important decision you make. The features you choose for your windows could significantly impact your energy consumption – and your energy bill. Energy efficiency is particularly important if you live in an area with an extreme climate, like Boston or Kansas City, where it might be harder to keep your home comfortable. Luckily, all replacement windows from Window Nation are built with premium energy efficiency features that you can customize to fit your home’s needs. We offer both double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Your home will enjoy an energy efficiency boost – and you’ll enjoy lower energy bills for years to come.

Want to Learn More about Window Replacement?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com. 

 

If you’re considering a window replacement project, you have many options. Do you replace the windows yourself or use a contractor? Do you use pre-made windows from a box store or do you custom make your windows using a window replacement company? It’s a difficult decision, and each option has its benefits. Pre-made windows are often cheaper and easier to find, while custom-made replacement windows are built to fit your home’s needs. However, when you choose pre-made windows, you might be sacrificing quality and energy efficiency for a lower price.

At Window Nation, all our replacement windows are custom-made to fit your home’s needs. When you schedule a consultation with our team, an exterior design consultant will come to your home to better understand your needs. They will discuss all your options and provide recommendations about which windows are best for your home. Your windows will then be custom-made to meet your needs. Coupled with our expert installation, your windows will be the perfect fit for your home.

When it comes time to replace your windows, learn more about why you should consider custom replacement windows.

Compliment Your Home

Custom-made windows are made specifically for your home. You can build them to compliment your décor or add character to your space. Replacement windows from Window Nation are available in hundreds of styles and colors, so you can find the perfect combination for your home. Your windows can also be customized with add-ons like grids and decorative glass patterns for a unique touch. The options are endless! You can even mix and match your windows to fit different rooms – you might want white vinyl double hung windows for your bedrooms, but you might want a wood bay window for your living room. Regardless of the style you choose, custom-made windows will give your home a much-needed makeover you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Built for Your Climate

Improved energy efficiency is one of the biggest benefits of custom replacement windows. All Window Nation windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home comfortable no matter the season. We offer double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. If you live in a climate with harsher weather, like Boston or Kansas City, you might consider triple pane windows for an added energy efficiency boost. You’ll also enjoy fewer air leaks because each window is measured to fit each opening, creating an airtight seal. No matter the climate you live in, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills for years to come.

Easy Installation

An airtight seal isn’t the only benefit of custom replacement windows. When you choose custom replacement windows, installation is often quicker and more efficient than DIY window installation. Before your windows are ordered, our team will come to your house and measure each opening down to the millimeter, guaranteeing a perfect fit. On your installation day, your installers will simply remove your old window from the frame and pop the new window in. As a result, most installations are finished in just a day or two. Your home will feel more comfortable in no time!

Want to Learn More About our Custom Replacement Windows?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com. 

 

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home. Bitter temperatures, heavy snow, and whipping winds can damage your home’s exterior, leading to costly repairs or replacements in the spring. You might experience broken siding panels due to high winds, or you might notice condensation between your windowpanes. Fortunately, there’s still time to take steps to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. Our home improvement experts are here to share their best tips for preparing your home for harsh winter weather.

Protect Your Pipes

New England homeowners know all too well the damage a burst pipe can have on your home. The first deep freeze could result in your pipes freezing and bursting if they aren’t well-insulated. Before winter arrives, take time to wrap your pipes in insulation to protect them from the cold air outside. You might even consider opening cabinet doors to keep warm air circulating around the pipes. Simply taking an hour or two to insulate the pipes in your home could save you thousands of dollars in flood damage.

Seal Cracks and Air Leaks

Nearly one-third of heating and cooling costs comes from energy loss from drafty windows and doors. Why continue to waste money year-after-year? Keep the cold winter air outside by sealing any cracks and air leaks you notice in your home. Take time to inspect your windows and doors and take note of any areas you feel the air from outside, then seal the areas with caulk or weatherstripping. Your home will be draft-free in no time!

Upgrade Your Windows

While caulk might serve as a quick fix, it’s important to note that caulk does not adhere well in cold temperatures. For a long-term fix, you might consider replacing your windows and doors with energy efficient upgrades. Our windows and doors are installed with an airtight seal to virtually eliminate drafts, keeping your home comfortable no matter the season.

It’s also important to upgrade your windows if your existing windows are original to your home. Most builder-grade windows are single pane, the least energy efficient windows on the market. Consider replacing your windows with double or triple pane windows for an energy efficiency boost you’ll enjoy year-round. Our windows will help your HVAC system work smarter, not harder, to keep your energy bills low all winter long.

Upgrade Your Siding

Cold temperatures, high winds, and ice wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Can your siding handle another winter? Before the temperatures drop, inspect your siding for any cracked panels or discoloration. If you notice any areas of concern, it might be time to upgrade your siding. Vinyl siding from Window Nation is built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home comfortable all winter long. Our siding is also durable, built to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Your home will be protected no matter the weather in your area.

Purchase a Generator

There’s nothing worse than losing power during a major winter storm. Inclement weather could keep the power company from restoring power for hours, or even days. Keep your home protected from power outages by purchasing a generator to serve as a back-up power source. Generators are particularly important if you or someone you live with is part of a vulnerable population, or if you live in a cold climate like Boston where the risk of hypothermia is increased.

Want to Winterize Your Home?

When you’re ready to start your home improvement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.  

Harrisburg homeowners know the importance of maintaining an energy efficient home. Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg has one of the most unique climates in the state. The winters are cold and snowy much like their neighbors in western Pennsylvania; however, the summers are hot and humid, much like their neighbors to the east in Philadelphia.

The region’s diverse weather conditions create the perfect storm for homeowners looking to keep their home comfortable, and your old, drafty windows aren’t helping. Your windows could be letting the comfortable air inside escape, causing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain your home’s temperature. Don’t spend another season with old, drafty windows – upgrade your windows to energy efficient replacement windows from Window Nation. Our window replacement experts in Harrisburg share why you should consider upgrading your windows.

Energy Savings

Replacement windows are a smart choice for homeowners looking to save money on their energy bills.  Nearly one-third of heating and cooling costs can be attributed to energy loss through old and drafty windows. Our windows are equipped with premium energy efficiency features to keep your energy bills low no matter the season. We offer double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Double pane windows have two panes of energy efficient glass, reflecting 90% of sunlight to keep your home protected from damaging UV rays. Triple pane windows, however, have an additional pane of glass to reflect 97% of sunlight. Each pane of glass has a Low-E glass coating for top-of-the-line energy efficiency. Your Harrisburg home will feel more comfortable, as your HVAC system will be able to work more efficiently.

Weather-Proof Your Home

Winters in Harrisburg aren’t easy, particularly if you live the areas north or west of the city in the Susquehanna Valley. Before the temperatures drop, take time to prepare your home – and your windows – for the months ahead. Inspect your home and make note of any areas where you feel drafts. Consider upgrading your windows to energy efficient replacement windows to keep the warm, comfortable air inside your home. Our windows are installed with an airtight seal by our certified master installers, virtually eliminating drafts. You’ll also enjoy energy savings in the summer, reducing the strain on your air conditioner. Your Harrisburg home will feel comfortable all year long!

Energy Efficiency Boost on Historic Homes

Many of the homes in Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York are historic, dating back to the early 1900s. While these homes are great for homeowners looking for a house with character and charm, they might not be the most energy efficient. Many older homes have single pane windows, the least energy efficient option available. Some homes might even have wood or metal windows, offering no insulation from the air outside. If the windows on your Harrisburg home are over fifteen years old, or even original to your home, we recommend upgrading them to modern replacement windows from Window Nation. Our team of Susquehanna Valley window replacement experts are specially trained to maintain your home’s historic charm while giving it the upgrade it needs. You’ll enjoy an energy efficiency boost while keeping the character you love in your Lancaster home – a win-win!

Need New Windows in the Susquehanna Valley?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.