Indianapolis homeowners know there’s no better time than Fall to start a home improvement project. The hot, humid days of summer are over and comfortable, mild temperatures have arrived – ideal conditions for making upgrades to your home. If you’re looking to start a home improvement project, consider upgrading your old, outdated windows with modern replacement windows. Our windows are custom-built to meet your Indianapolis home’s needs. We offer a variety of styles each built with premium energy efficiency features, so you won’t have to sacrifice curb appeal for energy efficiency. If you’re an Indianapolis homeowner looking to begin a home improvement project, learn more about why you should consider replacing your windows this Fall.

Ideal Temperatures

The leaves are turning, fall festivals are happening, and the Colts are back: there’s no better time than Fall in central Indiana. The crisp temperatures are ideal for spending time outdoors, particularly if you’re looking to begin a home improvement project. Cool fall temperatures are ideal for window replacement, making your project quick and easy. You won’t have to worry about your exterior design consultant getting stuck in a snowstorm on their way to your appointment, and your installation won’t be delayed due to inclement weather. In fact, Indianapolis weather is ideal for installation: caulk adheres better in warmer temperatures, allowing for a smooth installation.

Energy Efficiency Boost

Indianapolis homeowners often spend more money on their energy bills in the winter. Your old, drafty windows aren’t helping – nearly one-third of your heating and cooling costs can be attributed to energy loss through windows. Why continue to waste money year after year? Upgrade your windows to modern replacement windows to give your home an energy efficiency boost before winter. Replacement windows from Window Nation in Indianapolis are built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home comfortable no matter the season. Our windows are available in double and triple pane glass options, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Our windows are well-insulated to eliminate drafts and keep the comfortable air inside your home.

Prepare Your Home for Winter

It’s no secret that Indianapolis winters are harsh. Is your home prepared? 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 keep the warm, comfortable air inside your home.

Replacement windows from Window Nation will also give your home a much-needed curb appeal boost in time for the holidays. Our windows are available in a variety of style and color options, custom-built to meet your home’s needs. We offer wood and vinyl windows in a variety of styles, so you can find the perfect fit for your home. If you have a home in one of Indianapolis’ historic districts, we have replacement windows that will give your home a modern upgrade while maintaining your home’s character and charm. Your windows will look brand-new just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!

Need New Windows in Indianapolis?

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. 

The autumnal equinox is behind us. In the east, leaves are turning bright colors and beginning to fall. In the southwest, people leave the house in the morning prepared for huge temperature swings during the day. And the further north you travel, the more people are preparing for bitter cold, snow, and the urge to cuddle and make thick, warming stews.

The seasons bring rhythm to our lives. But they take their toll on our homes. 

As the neighbors start to set out pumpkins, and you find yourself reaching for the long sleeves and warm socks, there are steps you should take to prepare your house for the arrival of the cold.  They vary slightly on latitude and climate, though what works in New England can be useful in the piedmont as well.  Here are a few regional home care tips for fall.

 In the Southeast

Repair window screens – Lovely fall temperatures will tempt you to open the windows.  And you should. But that risks letting in insects, which haven’t gone anywhere just yet. So, inspect your window screens, and repair or replace any that have taken damage from summer storms. If a close inspection of your windows reveals problems with more than just the screens, consider a free consultation on replacement.

Drain the sprinklers – Maintaining a lush lawn is hard enough in southern heat that many homeowners turn to sprinkler systems. In autumn and winter, it’s easy enough to turn them off and forget they’re there, but that risks a major expense – if the ground freezes with water in the pipes, they can rupture. Draining the system can prevent expensive repairs or unexpected water bills.

Cover or bring in outdoor furniture – You won’t be sitting outside much longer. When the days get cooler and the urge to enjoy evenings on the deck or patio fades, ensure that your outdoor furniture lasts by storing it away from the weather, or covering it for the season.

Reverse ceiling fans – The same fans that cooled you through the summer months can help keep you warm on cooler days.  Flipping the switch on the side of the unit will reverse the blades, helping to circulate warm air around the room.  Just be sure to dust the blades before you do this, or they’ll spray dust everywhere when they first reverse.

Store the lawn equipment properly – If you want your lawn mower to last, you’ll need to drain the last of the gasoline out, clean the air filter, and clean or sharpen the blade before you put it away for a few months.

In the Southwest

Clear fire hazards – An unfortunate reality of climate change is that fire season now begins earlier and ends later than ever before.  While the arrival of fall cold fronts, precipitation should begin to reduce fire risk. But it isn’t gone. Particularly in California’s State Responsibility Areas, homeowners should clear brush within 100 feet of structures, to eliminate possible fuel for fires.

Mulch flowerbeds – A layer of hardwood mulch now will help your plants survive the low-water months, trapping moisture closer to the soil in arid climates.

Inspect the roof – Dry summers mean many in the southwest may have put off repairing small defects in the roof…but it’s not going to be dry forever. This month is a great time to inspect the roof for any damage that will become much more expensive to fix when late fall precipitation arrives.

In the Northwest

Clean your gutters. Again. – Light summer rains are about to turn into heavier fall rains. And if last year is any guide, they’re only growing more persistent. It’s best to check on your home’s gutters before the heaviest stuff arrives. If your system is in need of a professional update, our RainPro gutters retain the beauty of your home while permitting maximum water flow.

Check the yard’s drainage – Soggy wet spots in the lawn can keep you from enjoying the beautiful lot you paid for. Close to the foundation, they can be an expensive source of decay. But drainage problems aren’t as challenging to fix as you might think. Ponding can often be fixed with simple splash blocks to route water away from trouble spots. More severe drainage problems can be an invitation to build a lovely rain garden.

Remove damaged limbs – Those autumn storms don’t just bring more rain. They also carry winds we haven’t seen all summer. Removing damaged tree limbs now can keep them from becoming hazardous.

In the Northeast

Drain outdoor faucets – Frozen pipes are an expensive shock in deep northeastern winters.  Prevent them now by draining your outdoor faucets – as simple a matter as shutting off outdoor faucets at the valve (usually in the basement or crawlspace), then running the faucet to drain its pipe, and turning it back off.

Stock up on heating fuel – If you use a woodburning stove, stock up on firewood now, before the price goes up any further. If you have old-fashioned oil heat, refill before demand is high.

Have chimneys and furnaces inspected – Chimneys and furnaces that haven’t been in use all summer may need inspection and cleaning before being brought back into service. Better to do that now than to need it in December’s cold.

Ready the winter equipment – Does your snowblower start? Wouldn’t you rather find out now than on a day it makes you late for work? Check the condition of shovels, and stock up on ice melter now, to prevent an unpleasant surprise with the first snow of the season.

Let’s face it: there is no convenient time to replace your old, drafty windows. Each season has its advantages and disadvantages that could impact your project: you might be dealing with hot, humid conditions in the summer or freezing cold in the winter. So when should you start your project? Our team of window replacement experts gave us the low-down on the best time of year to replace your windows.

Winter and Fall

The frigid winter months might not seem like an ideal time to start your window replacement project; however, cold weather projects have unexpected benefits. Most homeowners wait until the warmer months to start their project, causing demand to slow in the winter. When you choose a cold weather window replacement project, you might experience less time in between ordering and installation because our factories have fewer windows to build. You might even receive a better deal on your project, as companies often offer competitive deals to attract customers. You’ll also enjoy an energy efficiency boost and lower energy bills – replacement windows from Window Nation are built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home comfortable all winter long.

However, we understand that some homeowners might have concerns about starting their project during the cold winter months. Winter weather conditions could cause delays to your project, particularly if you live in a snowy area like Boston or Kansas City. Our team will work to keep complications to a minimum, ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible. Some homeowners might also be concerned about the cold air from outside entering their home during installation. However, you can feel comfortable knowing our team of installers know how to get the job done with minimal discomfort to those living in the home. Our team will take steps to keep your home comfortable during installation, like sealing off the room they’re working in to keep the cold air limited to one room. If the space is larger of the room can’t be sealed off, a heavy blanket can be draped to contain most of the cold to just the area near the window.

Spring and Summer

Spring and summer might seem like the best time of year to replace your windows; however, that comes with one major disadvantage: demand will spike. Though the temperatures are more comfortable, you might have to wait longer for your windows to be installed. This could be particularly problematic if you live in a warm area like Charlotte where summer heat and humidity cause your energy bills to skyrocket. If you want your windows installed quickly, we recommend waiting until mid-summer when demand is lower to start your project.

Replacement windows are also particularly important in the warmer seasons, as they keep your home comfortable and prevent harmful UV rays from damaging your home. When you replace your windows in the summer, you’ll enjoy energy savings throughout the hot, humid months. Replacement windows From Window Nation are built with premium energy efficiency features to boost your home’s energy efficiency and lower your energy bills. Choose between double and triple pane windows, each built with a special Low-E coating and Argon gas between the panes for maximum energy efficiency.

Spring and summer weather conditions are also ideal for your project. You won’t have to worry about your exterior design consultant getting stuck in the snow on the way to your appointment, and winter weather conditions won’t delay your installation. In fact, warm weather conditions are beneficial for installation: caulk adheres better in warm weather, making installation quicker and easier.

Ready to Start Your Project?

No matter the season you choose, our team of experienced window replacement professionals will ensure your project goes smoothly. Our team has over fifteen years of experience installing windows in harsh Pittsburgh winters and hot, humid Maryland summers. When you choose replacement windows from Window Nation, you can feel comfortable knowing you’re getting top-of-the-line replacement windows that will benefit your home no matter the season. To schedule your estimate, visit WindowNation.com.

Home improvement projects are a great way to give your old house new life. Before starting a project, it’s important to consider your home’s needs. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of building your dream kitchen or upgrading your bathroom, but are they really the best projects for your home? Be sure to research the projects you’re considering to learn more about the scope of the project, the costs, and the time it could take to finish the project. It’s also important to identify whether you’re looking to renovate or remodel your home. Though they’re often used interchangeably, renovations and remodels are two different types of projects, and it’s important to distinguish between the two before starting your project.

Renovations

Home renovation projects restore your home to its previous state. These projects are often smaller, like adding a fresh coat of paint or updating your light fixtures. Because renovations are often smaller in scale, these projects are typically less costly, offering a better value than larger remodeling projects. Renovations often offer a higher return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. As a result, these projects are often recommended for those looking to make upgrades before putting their home on the market.

When researching renovations for your home, it’s important to look at the cost of the project compared to the value added to your home. If you’re looking for projects that offer the best value, consider replacing your garage door or upgrading your windows. Garage door replacement offers one of the best returns on investment at almost 95%. Window replacement also offers a high return on investment – choose between vinyl windows, offering a 72% ROI or wood windows, offering a 69% return on investment. No matter the style you choose, replacement windows will add curb appeal and lower your energy bills, making them a smart choice for any homeowner.

Remodeling

Unlike home renovations, which make smaller changes to your home, remodeling projects will alter the shape and structure of your home. These projects can be as small as knocking down a wall in your kitchen to or as big as adding an in-law suite onto your home. These projects are often more expensive than renovations, and as a result, often don’t offer the same return on investment. A midrange bathroom remodel, for example, has just a 64% return on investment compared to vinyl siding replacement at 74%. A master suite addition has the lowest return of all projects at just 51%.

Remodeling projects are not recommended if you’re looking to move, as you may not be able to recoup the money you spent on the project when it comes time to sell your home. Remodeling projects are also difficult, if not impossible, to re-do, potentially turning off some buyers. Nevertheless, if you know your house is your forever home, remodeling projects can be a great way to transform your space into the home of your dreams.

Want to Learn More About our 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.

A cliché is often a true statement we’re so accustomed to that we miss its wisdom.

For instance, your home is your biggest investment. We know this, and if we forget, there are six million ads from contractors to remind us. And, yet, we can launch into home improvement projects without giving them the preparation time and attention due to the single most significant thing we own, and the biggest chunk of our finances.

Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a pro, there are preparation steps you must take in advance of any major home improvement project.

Doing It Yourself

Working on your own home comes with a deep sense of satisfaction, which you understand best when watching your children come running down stairs you refinished, to eat breakfast at a vintage table you restored under a light fixture you wired yourself.

But getting there? That can be perilous. Before starting any do-it-yourself home improvement project, there are some vital steps you must take:

Know the Value

If your home is your biggest investment, then spending money on it is buying more stock. You wouldn’t do that without researching the company you’re buying into, and having some reasonable predictions about likely returns. So, don’t go into a home improvement project with no idea what it will do to your home’s resale value. (New windows, for instance, recover about three-quarters of the investment instantly, and can add more value over time as they reduce your energy costs).

Build an Itemized Budget

Yes, refacing your kitchen cabinets can be a cheap way of updating their look, and you can look up the cost of new doors and varnish. But have you checked on the orbital sander in the shed to see if it’s still working? You may need to replace it. Are you factoring in drop cloths for the mess? And takeout for a couple of nights in case this goes slower than expected? A rough budget estimate is just a hope. A line-item budget estimate helps you see what you’re actually in for.

Budget Your Time

The cost of a home improvement project goes up, and the quality of your work goes down, as the frustration builds. You’ll do a better job if you’ve built in buffer time for steps of the project that take longer than anticipated. You won’t be tempted by shortcuts if you have a realistic schedule and can see that you’re on it. Plan out the time each step should take, and build in a buffer of 20 percent for unforeseen challenges.

Know the Weather

Outdoor projects, or projects that involve opening the envelope of your home, can only go forward when the weather is right. It’s best to plan some flexibility into the schedule, and track weather forecasts, so you don’t lose a fixed date to an unplanned storm.

Plan for the Mess

Sure, you budgeted for the materials you’ll need and the time it will take to paint the living room. But did you allow time and money for the recovery? To avoid going over both your schedule and your itemized budget, remember the rags, vacuum bags, bulk trash pickups, and touch-up paint you’ll need for after you’re “finished.”

Get to Know Your Local Tool Rental Options

One of the best ways to save on home repairs is to rent, rather than buy, rarely used tools. You’ll get the benefit of working with professional-grade tools rather than buying their flimsier homeowner-grade versions, and you won’t have to store them afterward. Most big box home improvement stores have a small rental operation, and most towns have a rental shop that offers heavy-duty equipment to construction sites and smaller, but robustly built options for homeowners for a surprisingly low fee.

Using a Contractor

Get Three Estimates

It can be tempting to listen to the first expert you consult, but there’s always a benefit to getting a second and third opinion. Even when you’ve used a contractor before, and trust their work, their competitors may know of new techniques and products they’re unfamiliar with, or be in a financial position to offer you a better deal.

Check References

A contractor’s pitch to you is just the start of the process of getting to know their work. Ask for references you can call or email, who will tell you details about working with your likely options that they may not have known to give, or, worse, warn you against mistakes they made.

In the era of COVID-19, it can feel nerve-wracking to ask several contractors to come into your home and brief you on their approach to your project. But it’s worth the time, and a good contractor should be well-prepared to work in this environment.

Window Nation’s experts can give virtual or in-person consultations free of charge for window replacement, door installation, siding updates, and more – all done with social distancing and proper personal protective equipment to keep both you and our professionals safe.

Get the Blueprints

Most contractors can work without the original blueprints of your home, but will be far more efficient, and give you a more accurate estimate, if you can hand them the drawings of what’s behind the walls. If you don’t have them, check with your city or county to see if they’re available, and provide them to prospective contractors if you can.

Bring a Healthy Skepticism to Proposals

Contractors are businesspeople, and it benefits them to be realistic and honest in their appraisals. But it also benefits them to upsell you. Be prepared to question the value of suggested products, and think very long-term in your planning – a technological improvement like wiring for speakers, for instance, may have made sense several years ago, but the creation of Bluetooth immediately rendered it worthless, and something buyers won’t care about when it’s time to sell. Make sure your investments are in the timeless, structural and tactile elements of a home that everyone loves.

Choosing replacement windows for your home can be daunting. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which is best for your home? It’s important to know your home’s needs before starting your project. Consider what you’re looking to get out of your window replacement project, then choose the windows to help you achieve your goal. While you might want a bay window, is it really the best fit for your home?

If you want to lower your energy bills, consider replacing your windows with vinyl windows equipped with energy efficient double pane and triple pane glass. If a curb appeal boost is what you need, consider adding a statement window in a unique color. It’s also important to take note of your home’s layout and the size of the window openings you’re looking to fill. If you’re looking to replace a window that’s wider than it is tall, it might be best to go with a slider window or a casement window. If you’re looking to add character and charm, consider a bay or a bow window.

No matter what you’re looking for, our team of replacement window experts at Window Nation will be here to guide you through the process and help you choose the best options for your home. We offer a variety of window styles to meet your home improvement needs. Our replacement window guide will help guide your decision-making process.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are our most popular window style for a reason. They’re low maintenance, easy-to-use, and stylish – the perfect fit for your home. These windows open by sliding up and down in their frame, easily fitting in most window openings. Double hung windows from Window Nation can be customized in a variety of colors and materials, so you can find the perfect fit for your home. Our double hung windows are equipped with premium energy efficiency features, like double pane and triple pane glass, to keep your home feeling comfortable year-round.

Casement Windows

Casement windows from Window Nation are best in openings that are wider than they are tall. These windows open left-to-right using a crank, adding a unique touch to any room. Because they don’t have a center post, casement windows offer an unobstructed view, perfect if you’re looking to replace the windows facing a backyard or a garden. These windows are also some of the most energy efficient windows available thanks to their airtight seal. Like double hung windows, casement windows from Window Nation are also equipped with premium energy efficiency features to help keep your energy costs low.

Slider Windows

Like casement windows, slider windows are open left-to-right; however, instead of using a crank, these windows are opened by being slid across a track. Slider windows from Window Nation come equipped with a state-of-the-art track that allows for easy use. Because of their unique sliding capabilities, slider windows are best if you’re looking for maximum ventilation. These windows are best suited for rooms with only one window, as they certainly make a statement! Consider these windows when replacing the windows facing a backyard or a garden – not only will you receive more fresh air, but you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view thanks to its sleek, low-profile frame. 

Bay and Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are best when you’re looking to make a statement in your home. These windows are formed with three windows, a large picture window in the center surrounded by two double hung or casement windows on either side. Bow windows have a rounded, curve-like appearance, while bay windows are more square. These windows can add character to your home; however, it’s important to know that these windows will dramatically alter the layout of your room so be sure you have the proper space needed.

Garden Windows

Garden windows project outwards and are best for replacing windows with plenty of outdoor space. These windows are commonly used to replace windows over a sink and can serve as a unique display area for plants or photographs. Garden windows can function as greenhouses for plants and are best in areas with direct sunlight.

Specialty Windows

Specialty windows are the most unique replacement windows we offer because they can be any shape! If you need a window for a unique opening, like a round window or a triangular window, our team at Window Nation can create it. Our specialty windows are available in a variety of shapes, including full circles, half-circles, hexagons and more. Our specialty windows are available in wood and vinyl styles with the same energy efficiency features as standard windows.

Want to Learn More About our 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.

When you think replacement windows, you probably think about double hung windows or bays and bows. A less common – but equally as good – choice? Casement windows. These windows offer the same benefits as double hung windows; however, they open outwards using a crank instead of being lifted up and down. Casement windows from Window Nation are available in a variety of styles and colors, guaranteeing the perfect fit for your home. Your casement windows will also save you money on your energy bills thanks to their airtight seal keeping your home comfortable.

If you’re considering a window replacement project, consider replacing your old, outdated windows with replacement casement windows from Window Nation. We understand you may have questions about your windows, and we’re here to help.

When Do I Use Casement Windows?

Because casement windows open outwards using a crank it’s best to use casement windows in an area where there is plenty of room on the exterior of your home. Casement windows are not recommended in areas close to a garage or an area with heavy foot traffic, like areas close to a deck, balcony, or front porch. You might also consider using a casement window in an area where you’re looking to increase the airflow in your home. These windows open wider than double hung windows, allowing for more ventilation.

Are Casement Windows Safe?

Casement windows are among the safest windows on the market thanks to their airtight seal and multi-point locking system. These windows can also serve as egress windows, serving as an exit in case of fire. Casement windows are often used as egress in locations where space is limited, like basements.

Are Casement Windows Low Maintenance?

Casement windows from Window Nation are low maintenance and easy to clean. Our casement windows are available in vinyl styles, built using high-quality virgin vinyl that will look brand new for years to come. Vinyl casement window frames can be cleaned using just warm soapy water. Your windows can also be cleaned from the inside by simply cranking your window open and removing your window screen. All replacement windows from Window Nation are available with FlexScreen, allowing for easy removal.

Can Casement Windows be Repaired?

Most casement window issues are caused by problems with the crank, making it difficult to open your window. In most cases, casement window cranks can be easily repaired. Casement windows from Window Nation are covered by a lifetime warranty, keeping your windows protected for the time you live in your home. Our dedicated customer service team will help fix any issues you may have with your windows, leaving your windows good as new.

Can Casement Windows Open Inward?

Casement windows can open both inwards and outwards; however, casement windows that open inwards are known as inswing casement windows and are not the same as standard casements. If you’re interested in an inswing casement window, be sure to tell your exterior design consultant at the time of your appointment.

What are French Casement Windows?

Double casement windows, also known as French casement windows, are two side-by-side casement windows that open from the center. Like picture windows, these windows do not have a center post, creating an unobstructed view. We recommend double casement windows for homeowners looking to create a large, scenic view.

What are Flush Casement Windows?

While modern casement windows have a “lip” when the windows are closed, flush casement windows are an older style of window that appears flat and flush with the frame when closed. These windows were popular in older, cottage-style homes, but are seeing growth in popularity in modern and contemporary homes.

Want to Learn More About our 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.

Home improvement projects aren’t easy, and window replacement is no exception. Window replacement isn’t as simple as picking one standard window to replace all the windows throughout your home; it requires knowledge and expertise from remodeling professionals. While many homeowners may try to tackle window replacement on their own, we recommend leaving the project to the experts to ensure it’s done correctly the first time. But with so many companies to choose from, how do you know which is the best fit for you? We recommend working with an experienced team who specialize in window replacement. At Window Nation, our team of window replacement experts have over fifteen years of experience, guaranteeing your project will be handled by one of the most experienced teams in the industry. Our team will work hard to ensure you get the replacement windows, siding, and doors of your dreams.

No Obligation In-Home Estimates

The best way for our team to understand your project is to meet with you and any other homeowners in person. You won’t have to come to our showroom – an exterior design consultant will come to your home to see your windows in person. Our exterior design consultants aren’t salespeople; they’re home improvement experts who are specially trained in window replacement. They’ll discuss your project with you and provide a quote good for up to six months, so there’s no pressure to buy on the spot.

Variety of Styles and Colors

Looking to give your home a curb appeal boost? Replacement windows from Window Nation will do the trick. We offer windows in a variety of styles including double hung, bays, and bows so you can give your home the upgrade it needs. We also offer specialty windows if you’re looking to replace windows with a unique shape. All windows are available in either wood or vinyl with over 70 interior and exterior color options to choose from.

Energy Savings

Many homeowners look to replace their windows to lower their energy bills and make their home more energy efficient. Replacement windows from Window Nation are equipped with premium energy efficiency features to keep your home feeling comfortable no matter the season. Choose from energy efficient wood or vinyl windows, available in both double pane and triple pane glass for maximum energy efficiency. No matter the style you choose, you can feel comfortable knowing your windows are Energy Star certified, boosting your home’s energy efficiency for years to come.

Precise Measurements

The only thing more important than the replacement window you choose? The company who measures and installs them. When you choose Window Nation, you can feel comfortable knowing your windows are measured down to 3 millimeters, guaranteeing a perfect fit. Our measure technicians will check all measurements three times before your windows are installed to ensure a tight seal.

Quality Installation

Replacement window installation is arguably the most important part of your project, which is why we hire only the best installers in the industry. Our installation crews are led by a master-level team leader who is certified by InstallationMasters’ Certified Installer program. Our installers are thorough and efficient, taking time to ensure your windows are installed properly. Once installation is complete, your crew leader will review your installation using a twenty-point checklist for quality assurance. The project isn’t done until it gets the final approval from you.

High-Quality Customer Service

Most window replacement companies offer lifetime warranties on their windows; however, at Window Nation, we offer a Lifetime Plus warranty, so your windows will be protected as long as you own your home. Your windows will also be covered for an additional fifteen years should you choose to sell your home. If your windows need repairs, our team of customer service professionals will work quickly to schedule a time for our service technicians to assess the problem and perform any necessary maintenance.

Awards

Our team is dedicated to becoming the top window replacement company in the country, and it shows. We’ve been honored to win many awards for our rapid growth and high-quality service over the years, and we don’t take the honors lightly. In 2019, we were named the fifth-largest window replacement company in the country by Remodeling Magazine, and we wouldn’t have done it without the help of our loyal customers and dedicated team.

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.  

After you’ve lived in your home for a few years, your home may start feeling drab and outdated. Your house should be your escape from the outside world – why not transform it into the home of your dreams? Give your home the makeover it needs by starting a home improvement project. Your first thought may be to upgrade your kitchen or bathrooms. While these are attractive options, it’s important to think long-term: will you still like the upgrades you made five or ten years from now?

We recommend starting your home makeover by replacing the windows in your home. Though it may not be the most glamorous project, it will give your home the curb appeal boost it needs. With a variety of style and color options, you’re guaranteed to find the windows of your dreams.

Pick the Right Window Style for Your Home

Choosing replacement windows isn’t an easy decision – with so many styles, which is the best fit for your home? Replacement windows from Window Nation are available in a variety of style options including bay windows, bow windows, and double hung windows, our most popular style.

When choosing your window style, consider the location of the window. Double hung windows fit in most window openings, making them a great choice for most projects. However, if you’re looking to replace a larger window, consider choosing a bay or bow window. The unique shape of these windows adds character to your home, giving your home the curb appeal boost it needs. You’ll also enjoy the difference inside your home – these windows will change the look and feel of the room, becoming a unique way to showcase valuables or serving as a cozy seat to read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee.

Wood or Vinyl?

After you decide on a window style, choose a material that fits the style of your home. Vinyl windows are best for newer homes, particularly homes with vinyl siding. These windows will help your home feel more modern, particularly if you have outdated metal or wood windows. These windows are easy to maintain, keeping your home looking clean throughout the year. Vinyl windows are also a great choice if you’re looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency – our windows are Energy Star certified, so you won’t have to sacrifice curb appeal for lower energy bills.

However, if you live in an older home, it may be best to replace your windows with wood windows to keep your home’s historic charm. Like our vinyl windows, our wood windows are Energy Star certified, accentuating your home’s natural beauty without sacrificing energy efficiency.

Consider Color

The color of your windows can make a big difference to your home’s curb appeal. If your windows are old and stained even after they’ve been deep cleaned, it may be time to replace them. Whether you choose wood or vinyl windows, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of color options so you can find the perfect match for your décor. Boost your home’s curb appeal with stylish black windows or choose a neutral color like white or beige that will never go out of style.

However, when choosing the color of your windows, it’s important to select a color you won’t grow tired of. While you might love black or green windows today, will you still like them a year from now? Before choosing your color, consider your interior décor and any upgrades you plan on making to the exterior of your home. You might consider driving around your neighborhood to check out your neighbors’ homes. Though you want to give your home a curb appeal boost, make sure your home doesn’t stand out for the wrong reasons.

Ready to Get Started?

If your home needs a curb appeal boost, don’t wait – schedule an in-home estimate today. Our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your project and offer a quote good for up to six months. Contact us today for more information.

We take pride in helping our customers find the right replacement windows, but with over 1,500 style and color combinations, it’s not always an easy decision. Two of our most popular options are double hung windows and slider windows  both styles improve functionality, but which is best for your home? Let’s start from square one. 

What are Double Hung Windows? 

Double hung windows are our most popular style for a reason: they’re custom-built to meet your home’s exact needs. These windows move up-and-down in their frame, making them a perfect fit for most window openings 

What are Slider Windows? 

Slider windows are another popular window option; however, unlike double hung windows, these windows slide open by being slid from side-to-side across a track. Sliders are ideal for wider spaces, like when replacing a picture window. 

Which is best for your project? 

If you’re looking for both style and energy efficiency, double hung windows are the way to go. These windows are designed to make your space feel more comfortable and lower your energy bills. Double hung windows work well in most rooms, particularly if you have an air conditioner unit. The best part? With over 1,500 style and color options available including wood and vinyl, you’re guaranteed to find the windows of your dreams. 

Because of their unique sliding capabilities, slider windows are best if you’re looking for maximum ventilation. These windows are best suited for rooms with only one window, as they certainly make a statement! Consider these windows when replacing the windows facing a backyard or a garden – not only will you receive more fresh air, but you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view thanks to its sleek, low-profile frame. 

If maintenance is important, you’re in luck: both styles are both easy to clean and maintain. Double hung and slider windows come equipped with tilt-in and lift-out features to allow for easy cleaning. This feature is not often found on slider windows; however, it comes standard on slider windows from Window Nation. 

I’ve made my decision – what do I do now? 

Once you’ve decided what windows are the best fit for your project, our team of exterior design consultants guide you through the process. We’ll go over your project, discuss your options, and provide a quote good for up to six months. To schedule your in-home estimate, visit WindowNation.com.