Rick and his special guest, Kevin Lustgarten, used our Window Nation windows to demonstrate a few of their signature impossible trick shots. Our slider window was put up to the task when they threw a ball through its pane without breaking the glass in the Magician’s Window challenge. While we don’t recommend trying this at home, Rick and Kevin made it look easy – even we were baffled! While we were busy making magic happen with our windows, Rick was busy making actual magic happen. He began his career in magic at seven years old and started card-throwing in college. Based in Cleveland, Rick performs over 600 shows each year in addition to filming YouTube videos for over 300,000 followers. If you’re in the market for new windows, check out Rick’s video above to see how our glass stands up to the test. If you like what you see, schedule an in-home consultation with our exterior design consultants to receiving pricing and more information about your windows.
"How do I clean a double hung window" is a very common question we receive at Window Nation. Double hung windows open at both the top and the bottom. The newer double hung models are designed to make them easier to clean both sides from inside your home. For this reason they are a very popular option when choosing windows. We are here to help you keep your windows looking beautiful.
Steps for Cleaning Double Hung Windows:
- Completely unlock your windows by moving the latches on the bottom sash inwards.
- Raise the bottom sash up six to eight inches.
- Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s bottom sash and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
- Slowly tilt the window forward towards the interior of the home. The window should be almost flat at a 90-degree angle; however, be sure not to tilt the window too far. Complete this step slowly to avoid damaging the window.
- Slide the top sash down six to eight inches.
- Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s top sash and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
- Slowly tilt the window forward towards the interior of the home. The window should be almost flat at a 90-degree angle; however, be sure not to tilt the window too far. Complete this step slowly as not to cause damage.
- Start with the top sash and clean the interior of the window first.
- Slide the top sash back into the frame and clean the exterior of the window.
- Clean the bottom sash, starting with the interior of the window.
- Slide the bottom sash back into place and clean the exterior of the window.
- Put the sash back in frame.
- Put the sash back in the lift rail to close the window. Be sure not to close the window from the top, as your window could be damaged as a result.
Best Window Cleaning Supplies
Use standard window cleaners, such as Windex, to clean the glass panes on your windows. To clean the window’s frame, we recommend using magic erasers for vinyl windows and dust cloths and wood polish for your wooden windows.
Upgrading to Double Hung Windows
If you’re looking to upgrade your existing windows to double hung windows from Window Nation, skip the showroom and have our exterior design consultants come to your home to discuss the best options for your needs. We offer eight types of windows in a variety of materials to best suit your project’s needs. For more information about replacing your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with an exterior design consultant today.
Searching for the best replacement window company to fit your needs can be daunting. With so many different companies offering similar products at different prices, how do you know which is the best choice for you? Understandably, the cost of the windows is an important factor in choosing your window replacement company. The first question you’ll want to ask your exterior design consultant is how much your project will cost? Unfortunately, there is no “one-price-fits-all” cost for replacement windows from Window Nation as all of our windows are custom-made, causing the price of the windows to vary from project to project. The price of your windows is determined by:
- Material – Window Nation offers wood and vinyl windows in a variety of styles for your project.
- Style – Choose from a variety of styles, including double hung, bay and bow windows, sliders, venting, and casement windows. Be sure to consider your home’s layout and needs before selecting the style of window you want.
- Finish – Finding the perfect finish for your windows is just as important as selecting the material and style. Choose from seven different interior and woodgrain colors and over thirty exterior colors to perfectly match your home.
- Installation – Installation fees often influence the cost of replacement windows. While installing the windows yourself might be cheaper, trusting a team of professionals to your project will save you the effort that comes with DIY projects. Our certified master installers will ensure your project gets completed accurately and in a timely manner.
- Size of the Project – The larger the project, the higher the cost. If you’re looking to replace at least ten windows, consider splitting the projects into two smaller projects to keep costs lower. Replace only the most urgent windows first, then consider replacing other windows.
If you’re interested in receiving quotes from multiple window companies, keep in mind the price promoted in advertisements may not reflect the total cost of the windows. Many companies will use trickery to make prices appear lower than they truly are. Companies may offer windows at a lower rate; however, you may ultimately pay for a lower quality window that won’t last as long as a replacement window from Window Nation.
If you’re looking to replace your windows, skip the showroom and have our exterior design consultants come to your home to discuss the best options for your replacement project. Our design consultants will offer three different options to help you choose the best windows for your budget. The quote you receive will last for one year, but there’s no pressure to buy on the spot. For more information about the cost of replacing the windows in your home, schedule an estimate today.
Are you thinking about replacing your old windows? Our job at Window Nation is not limited to just replacing your windows; we are here to guide each customer on what to expect during your installation. We want each homeowner to be delighted from the moment they pick up the phone until long after their install.
On your install day, a crew will arrive at your home and brief you on what to expect from them before beginning the project. At that time, you can ask any questions you may have. After your briefing, the following will occur:
- The preparation. Installers will place drop cloths around your home to catch any debris that will occur throughout the project. Then, they will proceed to remove your old windows.*
- Out with the old, in with new. Once the old windows are removed, the installers will clean the opening thoroughly and put the new windows in place.
- Insulation and sealing. After the window is put into place, the installers will insulate and seal the frame into place. This is one of the most important part of your install. Insulation is what will keep the cold air and moisture outside, saving you money on energy costs.
- The clean-up. After installers have completed your project, they are responsible for cleaning up. We will dispose of your old windows and remove any debris that our drop cloths didn’t catch. Shortly after your install, one of our auditors will come visit your home to make sure our team installed your windows properly.
*Remember to remove any blinds, items, or curtains prior the crew’s arrival to give them easy access to the windows. It’s also helpful to move any furniture or items away from your doors so the crew can move materials in and out.
Completion times for projects are subject to vary. While we aim to complete installs within a day, unforeseen circumstances like weather may cause a delay. If installers need more time, our service and scheduling team will with work you to discuss what to expect next.
This year, make the home improvement fixes that you have been putting off years. Start off small by adding simple touches, such as new accent furniture or replacing existing lighting fixtures. If you’re looking to make major changes, consider replacing your old, drafty windows with new windows from Window Nation. No matter the project size, following our tips to give your home a shake-up will make your home feel like new again:
- Update Paint – Re-paint the rooms in your house for a quick and easy way to make your home feel new again. Popular colors in 2019 include jewel tones, such as rich greens and golds, and muted colors including dusty pinks and blues. If you’re looking for a subtle change, consider adding an accent wall instead of completely repainting.
- Bring in More Light – If your rooms feel dark and dingy, consider purchasing new lighting fixtures to bring in additional light. Look for the Energy Star seal on the products you purchase for maximum energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a bigger change, replace your existing windows with double hung windows, perfect for rooms that face porches or decks.
- Add Color – Make old furniture feel like new again by adding accent pillows or blankets to add a pop of color to your rooms. Room accents in bright colors will make a splash in drab rooms. Consider pairing bright room accents with black and white furnishings for an extra pop.
- Upgrade your Space – If you’re looking to make big changes to your home in 2019, consider replacing your existing windows with new bay windows from Window Nation. Bay windows can change the look and feel of your rooms, creating an inviting reading nook or a unique look into your backyard.
- Add a Backsplash – Your kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in your house, so why not make it fun? Replace old, boring tile with a patterned backsplash for a more modern appearance. Geometric patterns are particularly trendy, adding an interesting pop to your space.
If you feel your home is stuck in a rut, consider making changes to your rooms to make your old home feel like new again. Start off small by adding pops of color and patterns to your existing rooms or make larger changes by replacing your existing windows with bay windows from Window Nation.
If you decide 2019 is the year to replace your windows, our exterior design consultants are here to help with all your window replacement needs. Schedule your in-home consultation today!
Here are the top 3 reasons our doors are a great fit for you:
Security and ease of access
The days of inside-only access to your patio are long gone! Today’s more modern door designs come with top of the line security features including an exterior key lock and a secondary dead bolt. You can enjoy a sliding door which can be accessed from the outside as well as a peace of mind from the extra lock security.
Our 100% vinyl screen frames are designed to last even in the harsh months of Winter. Much like our vinyl replacement windows, these frames are less susceptible to damage and are designed to move smoother in comparison to standard frames. This offers you a smooth, clean look to your home -- a great bonus to the quality.
Saving energy means saving money! Energy.gov shared that a common way air and heat escape the home is through the cracks or openings of windows and doors. Polypropylene is a plastic that is commonly used for microwavable containers and bags made to preserve food. We use the same material in the composition of our doors and Energy Star windows because of its high resistance to heat and moisture. This not only makes our product more robust, but more efficient to keeping moisture and air outside where they belong.
With our sliding, entry, and French doors, you are guaranteed a long-lasting and efficient investment. We offer a lifetime limited warranty should you have any issues with your door, but we are always working to provide the best quality in the market!
Knowing how to get rid of condensation inside windows is a very important matter. Condensation covering your windows is more than just a nuisance; the potential damage to your home — in rot, mold, and mildew — is far more unpleasant. While condensation on the window pane can be wiped away, you might be wondering how to absorb condensation from windows when it happens between panes of glass. Get our recommendations on tackling condensation inside windows to clear up your view and safeguard your home.
Causes of Window Condensation
Excess humidity is a main cause of condensation on windows. Dehumidifiers take air out of the environment, keeping moisture off the windows. Alternatively, you may try a moisture eliminator, which draws excess moisture out of the air. Some moisture eliminating products contain scents, so these can do double duty if your home has a musty odor.
If you are looking for solutions on how to deal with window condensation in the bathroom, you may need a stronger bathroom fan. By running the bathroom fan when taking a shower or bath, you can draw moisture out of the bathroom and vent it away from the home, before the moisture can do damage.
If you take these steps to deal with window condensation and you notice your windows have condensation between the panes, it could be a different issue.
Why Windows Get Condensation Inside
Condensation happens when water vapor hits a cool surface and condenses, due to the natural temperature difference. For water vapor to condense in between window panes, either the seal on double hung windows has broken or the desiccant, which absorbs moisture in between the panes of a double hung window, can no longer keep up with the excess moisture.
While you can troubleshoot causes of window condensation and fix the problem when the panes have moisture, there is no simple solution for how to get rid of condensation inside windows. .
If the windows in your home are older, their seals are likely held in place with caulk. Due to seasonal shifts in weather, caulk can weaken over time, which may lead the seals to fail.
Newer windows most frequently use a glazing bead spacer to hold the glass in place. Seals on these windows fail due to age.
How to Stop Window Condensation on the Inside
If you have older windows, where the seals are held in place with caulk, you may be able to replace the caulk and bolster the seal. This is usually a short-term fix, because the window technician who repairs the seal cannot refill gas that escaped from the window. Your windows will be drafty without the gas fill, since the gas blocks air transfer. Your utility bills may increase as well.
Caulking seals won’t stop window condensation long term either. Most of the time, your best bet is to replace your old windows with efficient replacement windows that have a tight seal. When you replace the windows, the condensation should stop since you have removed the root cause.
If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of condensation inside windows, take action to replace failed seals before the excess moisture damages your home. Reach out today to get a quote for replacement windows, or to learn more about options for financing window replacement so you can safeguard your home without going over budget.
When shopping for the best home window glass replacement for your needs, you might not give much thought to the actual materials being used. But, there are key differences to know. Learn about your options for window glass when shopping for replacement windows in Columbus, so you can find the best solution for your home.
Window Glass Types for Home
At Window Nation, we offer several types of energy efficient windows for your home, including many options that come with the Energy Star label. Our most popular glass options for windows include:
Double Pane Extreme Low-E Glass
This is our most popular glass type. An argon gas fill rests between two panes of glass, effectively blocking drafts. The Low-E coating keeps UV rays out of your home. This cuts down on solar heat gain, so you feel more comfortable in your home with no sacrifice of natural light.
Ultra Triple Pane Glass
Our bestselling triple pane replacement window glass has 99 percent argon gas fill and tin-plated separators between three panes of glass. This glass system also includes a Low-E coating for increased comfort and UV protection.
Ultimate Triple Pane Glass
For the most energy efficient home window glass replacement in Columbus, we recommend our Ultimate Triple Pane Glass windows. Not only do these windows block 97 percent of UV rays, they offer a high level of noise reduction. A krypton gas fill and our super spacer system cut down on air transfer to economize your energy use and maximize your comfort in all seasons.
We recommend our laminated glass for customers who prioritize security or need noise reduction. The laminated glass package comes with an argon gas fill and Low-E coating for protection from UV rays, but what really stands out is the polyvinyl butyral interlayer. This interlayer adds strength for protection from breakage, plus noise reduction, thermal insulation, and fade prevention. You will enjoy peace of mind of knowing your home is safe, plus receive our best noise reduction solution. This is the same glass type used in homes near railroads and airports, so you know it must really work!
Solarban 70XL is not a specific type of home window glass replacement, but rather a coating which can be applied to any of our window glass types for superior protection from UV rays. The actual energy savings will depend upon the type of glass package chosen; however, you can rely on the Solarban 70XL coating to block 99.97 percent of UV rays.
Energy Saver R-5 Glass
Coated with R-5, this durable glass system offers superior insulation for improved year-round comfort. You will enjoy cooler temperatures in the summer and warmer winters with 25 percent more insulation than our other replacement window glass types. This glass has an argon fill and Low-E coating to guard against furniture fade.
Visit Our Columbus Showroom
Words can only do so much to describe the quality of our windows — sometimes you just have to see them for yourself. At our Columbus showroom, you can see and feel the difference in our most popular window systems, ask questions about the best glass options for windows, and determine the best home window glass replacement for your needs. Stop by our showroom, or contact us today to get a free estimate for replacement windows.