There’s a reason why houses tend to look a certain way in different parts of the country. Picture an old house built with locally quarried stone, or the wisdom of an adobe home in the desert. The use of local materials are what give communities their distinctive local character.  

If you’re any kind of history buff, you know that building traditions take years to develop.  Those historical traditions have a built-in practicality under the initial layer of beauty. Local homebuilding traditions take into account the climate and the lifestyles of the community.  

They give us our sense of place. 

That combo of aesthetic beauty and practicality has not passed— even in our mass market, interconnected society.  Although the world is at your fingertips, it’s worth thinking locally. 

Let’s take a dive into the why. 

Lower your lead times

It can be terribly frustrating to finally find that perfect item for your home, only to be told there’s a six-month backorder. It’ll take a few phone calls and emails to learn that it’s sitting on a boat somewhere, or there are problems with the factory in a country far away. 

When it comes to building materials, even little delays can cause a domino effect. Products need to be installed in a certain order, and when you have to wait on one step, you have to wait on every step.  That costs money.

When you choose locally made products, your order doesn’t have to travel far.  The journey to your home will leave a lighter footprint on our planet. Someone is paying for all those miles your product travels— both economically and ecologically.  

You won’t have to play phone tag

The further away from home you go, the more your wishes and dreams may dilute. It’s like a giant game of phone tag. Buying products from far away, you’re left hoping that your wants and needs are enough like everyone else’s. It’s the only way to get those mass market folks interested. 

Local manufacturers are there to listen to the nuances. They’ve got a finer level of control over the product they make, and they’re often governed by standards of quality that are higher than in far-flung places.  

When a local manufacturer gives you a great product, word gets around. Reputation is the name of the game for local businesses. You know they’ll work hard to ensure you’re pleased. 

Keep your dollars in your community 

There’s a hidden double blessing to purchasing locally made products. They not only make your home look good, but they make your community look good.

Local businesses are the ones that sponsor your kid’s softball team. They’re the ones donating their products to the raffle down at the community center. 

Dollars spent locally tend to stay local. 

When you buy from a national big box store, your dollars are like a drop of water in an ocean too large to contemplate. While you may have a lovely conversation with the minimum wage worker who helped you, chances are you’ll never meet the person who really benefited. 

Because locally-produced means regionally-specific

One of the biggest selling points to any window replacement job is the energy efficiency they bring. Energy efficient windows are all about matching the windows to your climate. You want someone who deeply understands the community where you live. They’ll let you know the real deal when it comes to your region’s weather. 

Who is going to understand the difference between double-pane and triple-pane windows better than the company that had to shovel out after that last snowstorm? And who knows better about UV-blocking glass than the company that also survives your sweltering summers

The folks who help you choose these windows won’t let you pick a style they wouldn’t choose for themselves. 

It’s a local call. 

Window Nation has a proven track record of listening and supporting our clients’ visions for window replacement. We’ll help you brainstorm and plan the process. 

We send out the most trained, expert installers out there. Every step of this project you’ll see just how smart it was to choose this locally owned company.

Chicago’s known for Navy Pier, deep dish pizza…and harsh weather. Winter or summer, it can be difficult for Chicagoland residents to keep their home comfortable – and their energy bills low. If you’re thinking of replacing your windows in the Windy City, start by checking out a mix of window replacement companies and home improvement stores. Each company has its benefits, and it’s important to get multiple quotes to determine which is best for your project. We asked our window replacement experts to explain the benefits of each option – see what they had to say:

Home Improvement Stores

Lowes

Did you know that Lowes has project specialists who can assist you with consultation? They go through the sales process much like us: schedule an online consultation, have a project specialist go over your options, and it’s then time for install! It’s as easy as a stroll around Navy Pier. However, the warranty on replacement windows from Lowes is much shorter. We offer a lifetime warranty at Window Nation while Lowe’s guarantees a 1-year minimum. Options are available for longer warranties, but they might cost you more.

Home Depot

79% of Home Depot customers recommend their window and installation services. It doesn’t beat our 97% customer satisfaction rate, but it’s a resource available if you’re still uncertain about a professional window installation company in Chicago. If the warranty on your windows is important, Home Depot has the edge over most of their competitors. Unlike Lowes, they offer a lifetime craftmanship warranty and double-lifetime warranties on window hardware and screens. They also offer competitive options to make the cost of your project more wallet friendly. They offer their own store credit card and “The Home Depot Project Loan” to make your project affordable.

Window Nation Chicago

With Window Nation, you won’t have to worry about driving down the Kennedy Expressway to get your quote for new windows – we’ll come to you! We rely on in-person and virtual estimates to provide the most accurate pricing and measurements for your Chicago home. Each of our windows is custom-made for your home, available in over 1,500 style and color combinations to give your home an upgrade. No matter the style you choose, your new windows will be built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home comfortable year-round. Choose between double pane and triple pane glass, each coated with a Low-E glaze to keep your energy bills low. You can feel comfortable knowing your windows will be installed by our factory-trained installers, who each average over 16 years of experience installing replacement windows. Your installation will be as simple as taking your old windows out and installing the new ones. You can sit back, relax, and watch the Bears as your brand-new windows are installed! Your windows will be installed with an airtight seal to eliminate drafts and keep your Chicago home comfortable. Where Can I Buy Replacement Windows Near Me? Chicago hardware stores are a fair option to replace your windows. However, if you want a top-of-the-line warranty, accurate measurements, and overall guaranteed window experts, Window Nation is here for you. Schedule an estimate with Window Nation Chicago to learn more.

Getting replacement windows is an upgrade— no doubt. They help with your energy costs, they look good, and they’re a part of being a responsible homeowner. 

But what if you could get an upgrade to this upgrade? Perhaps you want to daydream your way into new windows sizes for your home—and perhaps those new windows will be sliders

Let’s follow this little fantasy for a bit. 

These are some smart windows.

Sliders open horizontally on a track. They seal up tight, giving them an extra boost of energy efficiency. The mechanisms inside vinyl slider windows are a bit simpler, making these windows a durable, low maintenance and often less expensive option. 

Those are the practical reasons to choose sliders—but now let’s talk about the stuff that makes us fall in love. Sliders are uninterrupted by grid lines, making them function like frames at an art gallery. They highlight the views out onto your property— quite a dramatic feature for a dining room or living room. 

They’re easy to slide open with just one hand, so when the weather is nice you can let the fresh air in quickly. With a sliding window over the bathtub you’ll be relaxing to the sound of birds chirping, and you won’t steam up the mirror. 

Windows are the jewelry of your home

Jewelry can really make an outfit sing, but not all baubles and bangles go with every outfit. You’ll want to take a good studious look at your home’s exterior when considering a new window size and style. 

Sliding glass windows tend to play well with others. The clean lines of a sliding glass window are a mainstay in more modern architecture, but they can also be used to update a more traditional style home. 

Figuring out the scale of your new windows is the challenge. It’s never a bad idea to look for inspiration shots for how homes like yours utilize sliding windows. On those pictures, take note of where your eye first travels. You want the house to stand as a whole. When you see a house whose proportions are off, it’s often the first place your eye will travel. 

When you get into the finer details of size, your home itself is going to have a say in the matter. There are limits to the size of window your load bearing exterior walls will take. You’ll need to work with local building codes, and have a sense for the bones of your house.  

High, Wide and Handsome

Just how wide and just how tall can you get away with here?

First step—take a look at the height of your ceilings. If you have a traditional home you probably have eight foot ceilings, and modern homes usually feature nine to ten feet ceilings.

The space between the top of the window and the ceiling is a matter of taste. You want your windows to be close enough to the ceiling to take maximum advantage of natural light, but also give you enough room for window treatments. 

From the bottom up, the International Residential Code (IRC) wants the sills on your windows to be at least 24 inches from the floor. If you want windows that reach lower, you’ll be limited to options that don’t open, like a picture window

The rules for width are mostly about aesthetics—modern homes can get away with being a bit wider than traditional homes can. Go back to that image library you gathered to see how wide you can go. 

Time to start shopping

So this sliding window daydream is starting to become a reality. 

Window Nation can walk you through this next step. We’ll work with you to figure out the structure of your home, and can make you pictures of how this new window will look (helpful if someone in your home needs to be talked into this project…).

There might even be a combo pack of windows—maybe some smaller windows over your sliders, or perhaps a non-opening window in the middle of two sliders. 

Let us daydream with you, and work up a free estimate. 

When there’s rain on the forecast, is there a part of you that worries about your basement staying dry? 

Worst case scenario you’re ripping out carpets and throwing away photo albums, but even a little drip can lead to big problems. 

Little drips can get into the wall, damaging your drywall and compromising your foundation. Those little drips can become major mold problems and affect the health of your family, while that moisture can just make your basement stinky.

Basement windows are your first line of defense. 

Those windows certainly have their work cut out for them. They bring valuable light into your home, they help you keep the temperature comfortable, and some basement windows even serve as a means of egress in case of emergency. 

Let’s give them a little assist. 

5. Make sure your lot’s grading makes the grade 

Take a step back and look at the big picture. Your lawn. Does it slope down towards your basement? You can try any number of fixes for your leaky windows, but if your lot’s grading is problematic, you’ll be needing to fix those basement leaks on the regular. 

If you notice that your lot’s terrain slopes down towards the foundation, you might want to call in the pros. Take a basement waterproofing expert on a stroll through your backyard.

4. Keep those downspouts and gutters tidy

Okay… we’re thinking like the enemy here. Getting inside their heads. 

If you were water, what would you do? How would you get into that basement? Well, you might drop down out of the sky, land on the roof, and then roll into the gutters

When was the last time those gutters were cleaned? Take a look at your downspouts! It’s so easy to knock those downspout extenders out of position when you’re mowing the grass. You want them pointed away from your basement at least six to ten feet and sloping downwards. 

The next time it rains, take a walk outside and see how your gutters are performing. If you see water pooling by the downspouts, or spilling out of the sides of your gutters, you have some work to do. 

3. Ensure your window wells are working well 

If the base of your window is at or below ground level, you probably have a window well. They create a border around the window that helps keep water away, and makes it easier to crawl out of the basement in case of emergencies

Are you taking good care of your window wells? Over time, these wells can fill up with dead leaves and dirt.  They need some love. 

You might want to look into laying down a layer of gravel at the bottom of your window well to help with drainage. You can also install a window well cover that will keep this area clean and dry. 

2. Break out a fresh tube of caulk

Basement foundations shift over time. When those basement windows were first installed, there was a layer of caulk that sealed up the windows and got you a good tight fit.

It’s been a while. 

You might be able to see cracks in the caulking, but even if you don’t, this could be letting water in.  

It’s an easy weekend job to run out to the hardware store and pick up a fresh tube of caulk. Not a bad idea. 

1. Upgrade those windows

Now let’s look at those windows. What’s the sash material made out of? With exposure to water, wood windows can rot over time. Aluminum windows are vulnerable to rust. If moisture has left its mark on your windows, it’s time to upgrade. 

New vinyl double-pane windows are your best bet. Vinyl is an excellent material; low maintenance, affordable and great at standing up against moisture. If you like to keep an eye on your monthly bills (and who doesn’t?), new energy efficient windows are a great investment

Good news: although you may have thought you had a big expensive basement problem, you may instead have a small basement window problem instead. Window Nation can help you out.

If you have a new home, you’re most likely not thinking about replacing the windows. Why would you? It’s a brand-new home, and the quality of the products should be good. However, many times contractors choose the cheapest option possible to keep the cost of the project low. The issue isn’t just limited to windows: your home most likely has builder-grade flooring, countertops, cabinets, and even appliances. While builder-grade appliances might be serviceable for a few years, they aren’t a long-term solution, especially if you have builder-grade windows. We recommend replacing your contractor-grade windows even if they’re just a few years old they might seem fine now, but they could be costing you in the long run. Our window replacement experts are here to explain why you need to be aware of the dangers of low-quality windows:

What are Builder-Grade Windows?

Builder-grade windows, also called new construction windows or contractor-grade windows, are the most basic, no-frills windows on the market. These windows are typically white vinyl single hung windows that are made with low-quality materials to keep costs to a minimum. Builder grade windows are typically mass-produced and sold in bulk to developers looking to use the cheapest option available. They can also be found at big box home improvement stores, like Home Depot or Lowes.

Dangers of Builder-Grade Windows

While builder grade windows might look fine from a curb appeal standpoint, they do little to make your home more energy efficient. Contractor-grade windows lack the premium energy efficiency features that come standard on modern replacement windows, like double pane and triple pane glass. As a result, most windows fail to meet Energy Star standards, unlike the energy efficient windows from Window Nation and window contractors. After a few years, you might notice higher energy bills, or even issues like drafts or condensation between the panes of glass.

Most builder-grade windows also offer little to no protection from intense UV rays that can be harmful to your home. You might notice the temperature of your home increasing during the summer, causing your HVAC system to work harder to cool your home. Over the years, you might even notice your furniture and paint fade because of the intense sunlight. By upgrading your existing windows to replacement windows, you’ll keep your home – and your furniture – protected.

Benefits of Replacement Windows

We understand it’s not ideal to replace the windows in your home shortly after you move in; however, replacement windows offer energy efficiency benefits that will last for years to come. Replacement windows from Window Nation are Energy Star certified, built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your energy bills low no matter the season.

If you’re looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency on a budget, consider replacing your windows with double pane glass. These windows have two panes of Low-E coated glass, offering premium energy efficiency at a wallet-friendly price. However, for maximum energy efficiency, we recommend replacing your windows with triple pane glass. Triple pane windows have three panes of energy efficient glass, keeping your home comfortable and well-insulated. No matter the style you choose, your windows will have a Low-E glass coating to reflect sunlight and heat off your windows to keep your home cool and comfortable.

Replacement windows from Window Nation are also custom-made, available in over 1,500 style and color combinations to give your home a curb appeal boost. We offer double hung windows, bays, bows, and even specialty windows to give your home a makeover.

Need New 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 for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.  

WINDOW NATION EXPANDS ITS OHIO FOOTPRINT TO SERVICE DAYTON AND MEET INCREASED DEMAND

The state’s largest window replacement company will now service the Dayton metro.   

DAYTON (June 1, 2021) – Window Nation is expanding the company’s presence in the Buckeye State by growing the Ohio service area to include Dayton, adding new jobs and bringing in-demand home solutions to the metro. The team will now service areas in the central and southwest portions of the state including Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and parts of Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. Window Nation is recognized as one of the leading window replacement companies in the country.

The Dayton service area expansion follows the February opening of a Cincinnati showroom and 4th Ohio location for Window Nation, which is located at 11935 Tramway Drive, Suite B, Sharonville. Window Nation also services the Columbus area in central Ohio with a showroom located at 7340 Sancus Blvd, Suite A-1, Worthington, Ohio 43085.

“We are thrilled to lead our team of window replacement experts into the Dayton market and bring homeowners new solutions for window replacement. We are headed into the warmer summer months and want to be there to help out those who are getting a jumpstart on their home improvement projects – homeowners looking for quality products with exceptional service,” said Aaron Magden, Window Nation president. “We recently opened up our showroom in Cincinnati, which is an amazing addition to the Window Nation family, but we knew we could take an extra step to service the greater area. We are excited to announce that we will be offering our services in Dayton as well.”

Window Nation co-founders and brothers Harley and Aaron Magden have strong roots in Ohio and grew up in Cleveland, where their passion for the improvement industry began. The brothers are third-generation home solution experts who continued the family tradition by opening their own company – which is now the largest window replacement company in Ohio and 5th largest nationwide. Window Nation has installed more than 1 million windows since launching in 2006.

“We firmly believe we aren’t just in the window business, we are in the people business too. And we want to take care of all our guests across Ohio,” said Magden. “We can’t wait to get to know more of Ohio and the community through the Gem City.”   

Dayton’s strong housing market is one of the key factors driving Window Nation’s expansion into the Dayton area. In the last year, homeownership in Dayton has reached record highs with the homeownership rate increasing to 71.4%, according to the U.S. Census’ Housing Vacancies and Homeownership survey. Total home sales increased 5.7 percent year-to-date and sale prices are also jumping according to data from Dayton Realtors. From January to February 2021, average sales price increased 12 percent from 2020, while the median price jumped ten percent. This is due in part to the high rent increases in 2020, a trend that’s expected to continue, according to Roofstock. The five county Dayton metro includes Darke, Preeble, Montgomery, Greene and Warren counties.

Services offered in Dayton include window replacement to fit every homeowner’s style and budget. Window Nation will have experts on hand to walk customers through the home renovation process, including vinyl options, colors, sizes, styles and more. Homeowners interested in learning more about services and getting a quote can call Sales at (877) 659-4491 or visiting windownation.com. Window Nation team 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, Window Nation 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.

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. The Window Nation team currently services 14 other locations throughout the U.S.

Until you get into a window replacement project, you may not have even noticed quite how many different types of windows are out there. 

Most houses feature many different types of windows. There are bay windows that say hello to the neighborhood, basement windows that reach up for light, and double hung windows letting in the breeze when you sleep at night. 

It can be really tempting to just swap out your current windows for the same type, but you have an opportunity here to rethink how your windows work for you. 

If there are openings in your home that are wider than they are tall, then you have the perfect spot for a vinyl sliding window — windows that open horizontally on a track, with one fixed pane and one or two panes that slide open. 

They’re definitely worth considering. Here’s why:

You’ll get fresh air fast.

Opening a window is one of those magic tricks that just makes the house feel cleaner and cheerier. Sliding vinyl windows tend to be wider, so they open wider, allowing you to clear the air fast.

They’re a great choice for spaces that get steamy or musty (like bathrooms and laundry rooms). 

Imagine it: the next time you burn toast in the kitchen, just slide that window open, and no one will be the wiser. 

They feature great energy efficiency.

Admit it: you’ve been keeping your eye on the return on investment calculation all through this window project. Increasing your energy efficiency is a huge perk when you undertake a project this big. Sliding windows seal up tight and help prevent energy leakage. 

The ROI for this window replacement project just gets better and better with a sliding vinyl window. In the words of dads everywhere, “We’re not paying to heat the outside!”

Opening and closing these windows is a piece of cake.

If there’s a spot in your home where the windows are hard to reach — like over a bathtub or across a counter — think about installing a sliding window. These windows are a simple one-handed task to open, which is something to consider if you have any mobility concerns.  

For home security, they are a big win.

Sliding glass windows may be easy to open from the inside, but they’re nearly impossible to pry open from the outside. These windows feature heavy duty locks and seals that will give you peace of mind as a homeowner. There’s no jimmying these windows open with a crowbar. 

Maintenance needs are practically nonexistent.

Sliding windows feature a simple track and roller system to open. The spring and pulley system in other types of windows can wear out over time. 

If you keep the tracks clean on your slider (and give them a little lubricant every once in a while), you’ll have a low maintenance window that will last a good long time.  

When the material surrounding your window is vinyl, it’s an extra bonus! You’ll have a window that’s much less vulnerable to elements and easy to keep clean. 

They’re just so pretty! 

It’s a bit nerve-wracking when you take on the task of home window replacement. Picking a style of window that works with your home is tough. If you stray too far from they style your architecture designed, it can just look… weird. 

The good news with sliding glass windows is that they work with many different architectural styles. 

 They let in a lot of light, and a big bright room just feels larger. If you have a big window in your living room or dining room that doesn’t open, a sliding glass window can connect you with the outside, and not chop up your view. 

Give your home an upgrade.

Sliding glass windows feature a lot of function and a lot of beauty. If you’ve been thinking of these windows solely as the design choice of drive-through burger joints, think again. They combine efficiency, function, and gorgeous style. 

Window Nation can help you strategize the best spots in your home to install sliding windows. Contact us today to learn more about our installation services!

WINDOW NATION LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH HGTV’S MINA STARSIAK HAWK OF GOOD BONES

Two Chicks and a Hammer will create exclusive content plus utilize feature Window Nation products in home renovation projects

 INDIANAPOLIS (May 10th, 2021) – Window Nation is partnering with well-known Indianapolis home rehabber, Mina Starsiak Hawk of HGTV’s “Good Bones”, to expand Window Nation’s active footprint in the Indianapolis area. As a part of the collaboration, Window Nation, one of the country’s largest window replacement companies, will have their products included in the build and design of homes rehabbed by Starsiak Hawk’s company, Two Chicks and a Hammer, which is known for being the focal point of the HGTV series, “Good Bones.” The partnership will kick off in May and run through 2021 and into 2022 with Starsiak Hawk’s appearance in television, print, and radio promotions on behalf of Window Nation.

“Mina is so talented, smart and creative – she is a favorite in our household, and someone we knew our customers would love learning from, too,” said Harley Magden, CEO of Window Nation, a company he started with his brother, Aaron, 15 years ago. “Window Nation is thrilled to partner with Mina and Two Chicks and Hammer to build on the amazing work they’ve done over the years in Indianapolis– and to create wonderful content, share ideas and provide real guidance and help to our extended Indianapolis customers and beyond.”

Mina Starsiak Hawk is a familiar face to TV audiences for her work rehabbing properties in need of repair in neglected properties in the Fountain Square, Bates Hendricks and surrounding neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Starsiak Hawk and the Two Chicks and Hammer crew are the focus of the popular HGTV show, “Good Bones,” which airs its sixth season this summer.

Beyond the popular television series, Starsiak Hawk offers home renovation inspiration and DIY tips and tricks to her 500k Instagram followers and close to 200K Facebook fans. As a part of the Window Nation collaboration, Starsiak Hawk will be sharing educational content featuring Window Nation products including tips on window design, via her social media channels.

“We’ve had to spend so much time at home over the past year, people are being motivated to revamp their living spaces whether it’s redecorating or making much-needed upgrades like installing new windows. We’re happy to work with this family-run company to inspire people at home with our window designs and renovations,” said Starsiak Hawk.

Window Nation’s venture with Mina Starsiak Hawk comes at a time when interest in home improvement projects has skyrocketed. Consumers over the last year have shifted their spending habits away from travel and vacations, eating out, and entertaining, and shifted spending toward housing. Surveys conducted by Discover Home Loans in both March and August of 2020 revealed more than half of homeowners are planning home upgrades, a trend which expert say is continuing. Window upgrades rank high among home repairs.

Window Nation’s Indianapolis showroom provides 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.  Virtual consultations and estimates are also available through video conference. The Indianapolis showroom is located at 5603 W Raymond St, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46241. Window Nation is the fifth largest replacement contractor in the U.S, according to Remodeling Magazine, with more than one million windows installed over 15 years in business.

About Window Nation: 

The Magden brothers, who literally grew up in the window business, started the company in 2006 and now operate in 15 markets across the country. 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 Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Columbus, Cincinnati and northeast Ohio. Learn more here.

About Mina Starsiak Hawk: 

Mina is co-founder and owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer, star of HGTV’s show Good Bones, a realtor, author and a dedicated mom. Good Bones has proven to be a breakout hit with season six airing this coming June.  She has also been featured in several other HGTV shows including the hit special Very Brady Renovation series and Rock the Block. Mina recently opened a retail storefront in Indianapolis and is launching her own furniture collection later this year. She is also the author of Built Together, her kid’s book she released earlier this year through Zonderkidz/HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Mina is represented by Arc Collective Inc.

 

 

 

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For many homeowners, the cost of their window replacement project is the deciding factor when it comes time to choose a window replacement company. It’s one of the most common questions we get when we meet with customers: what is the average price of Window Nation windows? Unfortunately, it’s not a simple answer – in fact, there is no “average price of Window Nation windows.” The cost of your project depends on many factors, including the window style, the size of the windows, and the quantity of windows being installed.

Though we won’t be able to give you an exact quote until we’re in your home, our team of window replacement experts want to help you understand how we determine the average price of Window Nation windows.

What Goes into the Cost of My Windows?

Many homeowners experience sticker shock when they receive quotes for their window replacement project, which is understandable – window replacement isn’t cheap. However, when buying windows, it’s important to remember the difference between value and cost. A lower cost often compromises important factors, such as the quality of the window or the length of the warranty. When you choose to work with a reputable window company like Window Nation, you might pay more upfront; however, you’ll save money in the long run when you consider the value added to your home.

When you contact our scheduling coordinators, you might be eager to find out the average price of Window Nation windows over the phone. However, in order for us to give you the most accurate price possible, you’ll need to meet with one of our Window Nation exterior design consultants in person. At your consultation, our team will assess your windows and provide a quote that reflects your home’s needs. The average price of Window Nation windows is determined based on the following factors:

Quantity of Windows Purchased

This one’s a no-brainer – the more windows you purchase, the more your project is going to cost. If you’re looking to save money, consider replacing your windows in batches. We recommend prioritizing windows with noticeable issues like drafts or condensation first, as they could cause damage to your home if left unrepaired.  

Window Styles

Some window styles will be more costly than others. For example, standard white vinyl double hung windows will be less expensive than a custom-made bay or bow windows. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, it’s best to avoid specialty shape windows that require more time to produce.

Materials

Similarly, certain window materials are less costly than others. Wood windows are often more expensive than vinyl windows, particularly if you choose windows built with premium wood. Homeowners on a budget might consider vinyl windows, as they’re typically more cost-efficient than wood.

Installation

The team you choose to install your windows is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Window replacement is costly, and you don’t want to pay to fix improper installation when you could choose a company who gets it right the first time. Before signing any contracts, be sure to read each company’s reviews to ensure you’re working with a reputable company.

If you’re looking to save money, you might consider purchasing your replacement windows from a big box store and installing the windows yourself. While this might help you save money now, you might be costing yourself more money in the long run. When you choose Window Nation, the cost of your installation is included in the average price of Window Nation windows. Your windows will be installed by our certified master installers who have over fifteen years of experience, guaranteeing your project will be done right the first time.

What is the Average Cost of Window Nation Windows?

Unfortunately, there is no “one-price-fits-all” cost to window replacement at Window Nation. Each of our windows is custom-made to meet your home’s unique needs. The price of your project depends on the quantity of windows you’re purchasing, the style of each window and the materials used to build them. We strive to provide the highest quality replacement windows at a price that fits your budget, which is why we offer three options – good, better, and best. This allows us to provide windows that meet your needs and your budget without sacrificing quality.

Learn More About Window Nation 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 for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.  

WINDOW NATION EXPANDS ITS NEW ENGLAND FOOTPRINT DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND

More people working and sheltering at home has significantly impacted the home improvement industry.

HARTFORD (March 1, 2021) – Home improvement has surged as Americans have been forced to use their homes more – and in likely new ways. Home improvement is also getting a boost from a booming real estate market, causing a lot of people to make needed updates, investments and improvements in order to sell. Both trends are evident in the New England area, and the driving force behind Window Nation, the 5th largest window replacement company in the U.S., to open its second location in the New England area in Hartford (1070 North Farm Rd., Unit 1 in Willingford), adding both new jobs and in-demand home solutions to the area. The company will service the Hartford/New Haven areas as well as southwestern Massachusetts.

According to a recent study out of Harvard, economists who study consumers have noted how, during the pandemic, households are shifting their spending patterns: less for travel and vacations, concerts, shows, eating out, entertaining, and commuting, and more for housing. Additionally, the pandemic has pushed more millennials into homeownership and home improvement projects.

“We’re of course excited by the increase our industry is having across the board, especially because it means we were able to keep our team employed, but we’re still very much in the middle of a pandemic and have had to adjust our approach so that our customers, as well as our employees, are always safe,” explained Harley Magden, CEO of Window Nation, a company he started with his brother, Aaron, 15 years ago. “This means offering virtual visits and estimates as options, contactless installations and with so many in-person home shows cancelled, we launched a virtual one online to help people with the process and home-centric projects in general.”

Window Nation’s continued growth in the New England area is based on these factors, plus the city’s booming housing market where experts at RE/MAX site the Hartford area as having the third highest home sales in the nation. According to a recent study by the realtor, sales in the Hartford metro area blew past the national increase of 21.1% compared with a year earlier.

The Hartford 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. The Window Nation team 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 Magden brothers, who literally grew up in the window business, started the company in 2006 and now operate in 15 markets across the country. 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 Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Columbus, Cincinnati and northeast Ohio. Learn more here.

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