You know that list of things you’d like to do to your home? The painting, the landscaping, the new flooring? Perhaps you haven’t really thought about your windows — perhaps the windows your house came with seem “good enough”. 

Builder grade windows are the cheapest windows out there, and they’re made with low grade materials. They were “good enough” to get the house sold, but they aren’t made to last. After all, they were chosen to maximize your contractor’s profit margin! 

You might get a few years out of these inferior windows, but it’s definitely a good idea to get this window replacement project to the top of your home improvement list.  

Here’s why:

7. Get rid of drafts

You might notice this one on a cold winter morning—builder grade windows can leak cold air right into your home. When your old window insulation wears out, and the materials around the glass start to break down, the cold air will cause you to shiver no matter how high you crank the heat. 

Seal up those drafts with an upgraded replacement window. 

6. Let the light shine in

Is there anything more pleasant than staring out your window and daydreaming? If your lovely view of the backyard starts to look a bit hazy, then the window has worn out.

Once the seal around the glass starts to break down, the glass will fog up. While there may be ways to wipe away the condensation, you’ll need to add this task to your regular chore rotation. 

Upgraded windows will stay bright and clear, and they’re designed for easy cleaning

5. Cut down on street noise 

Yes, everyone has heard the classic saying — real estate is all about location, location, location. 

If your neighborhood is louder than you bargained for, you don’t have to pack up and leave. Replacing your windows is a sneaky-good work around. Upgraded windows will come with upgraded glass. 

Thicker, better glass has noise reducing qualities and can lower the volume significantly. 

4. Play decorator 

Builder grade windows are one size fits all. They usually open just from the bottom, and come in just a few standard sizes. 

They probably weren’t your architect’s dream choice, and you may discover they aren’t yours either. Maybe the window over your bathtub wants to slide open from the side, or maybe that dark corner in the living room needs a larger window. 

It’s time to get out of those cookie cutter windows and into something a bit more custom. You know your home well at this point. Upgrading can really liven things up- you’ll boost your curb appeal and change the whole experience of a room. 

3. Enjoy a stronger warranty

A good, dependable warranty is like having health insurance for your windows. You’ll know that for the length of that warranty you have a promise that your windows will be as lovely and dependable as the day they were installed.  

There are plenty of other things to fuss and fix around the house — a warranty on a set of upgraded windows means you won’t have to think about your windows for a good long time. 

2. Increase your home’s resale value

Every real estate posting comes with a list of recent upgrades. 

While installing a stylish new lighting fixture is fun, you know you’re looking at a well-maintained home when you see the windows haven’t been forgotten. 

Because the warranties on replacement windows are nice and long, this is an upgrade that will increase your home’s resale value for a long time. 

1. Lower your Energy bills

You might already be thinking about upgrading, but nervous about the cost. Here’s the thing — you pay for your windows every month when you write that check to the energy company.

Upgrade to energy efficient windows and watch your monthly energy costs go way down.  Energy efficient windows are better for the environment, they make your home more comfortable throughout the year, and pay for themselves over time. Smart.

Give us a call at Window Nation and we’ll talk you through the next steps of this process. Let’s get you out of those builder grade windows, and into some windows you’ll really love.

There’s nothing more crazy-making than wasted money—especially of the ongoing variety. You know: the subscription service that never got cancelled, the gym membership no one uses, the newspaper delivery that goes straight to recycling. It’s a slow financial leak. 

It’s so satisfying to find those leaks and plug them up. 

Here’s a tip: your windows might be costing you money—especially if they’re builder-grade

What do we mean by builder-grade? 

Builder-grade windows are supposed to be the windows you don’t need to think about. After all, when you moved into your home there were plenty of other things going on! So your contractor installed some stripped-down, no-frills, lower-quality windows for you. Thanks a lot. 

Builder-grade windows are usually single pane units that only open from the bottom, and they’re probably standard size. One size fits all. Builders don’t really work for you—after all, it’s a volume business. The more corners a builder can cut, the higher the profit margins. Get that builder-grade window in there and call it a day. 

These builder-grade windows are made to last just long enough that the builders are out of the picture, and they often don’t come with full warranties. Homeowners can maybe look at getting about five years out of these inferior windows—and those are five leaky, drafty years. 

A little backstory on those windows

Let’s take a time machine back to the day those windows were installed. Well, “installed” is probably a generous term. 

In the industry, the slang term for installing windows is “slapping” them in. The slapper, as it were, is the same person who did your framing. Installing windows is not their specialty. 

There are several important steps in the installation of a window—a trained installer will make sure your window is properly leveled, sealed and insulated. This takes time and expertise. 

Most building crews want to work as fast as possible to maximize their profits—a few screws in the flange and it’s good enough for them. It’s not surprising that the work is often sloppy and steps get skipped. 

Be on the lookout for these warning signs

Are there rooms in your house that are never really comfortable? Rooms that are hard to regulate the temperature within? Before you crank up the thermostat again, take a minute to wonder whether it could be that the window isn’t doing its job

Take a close look at your windows—can you see light around the edges of the sashes? Check in the middle where the two panes meet, and in the bottom corners. There’s your leak

Are your windows tough to close? Cheap windows are made with cheap parts. Cheap parts wear out quickly. Once those window mechanisms start to go, you won’t get a good seal anymore, and the cold air will rush in. 

Another big tell is fogging issues. If your glass always looks a little milky or steamy, then you have a window that’s costing you extra money each month. 

Builder-grade windows are made with cheap vinyl. Once the vinyl starts going, the seal around the glass unit fails, and water penetrates the panes. Even if you go down some Google rabbit hole on how to clean foggy windows, you’ll still be left with a drafty room. This isn’t a cleaning issue—this is a failed window. 

It’s time to level up

Windows aren’t just window dressing—they’re your partners in energy efficiency. Once you make the decision to get replacement windows, you’ll get a product that suits your climate, vinyl that won’t break down, and installation you can trust. 

You probably keep a wish list of upgrades for your home. Upgrading your builder-grade windows deserves to be in first place. Think in terms of return on investment. Get those windows upgraded now, and you won’t be throwing good money after bad. Sooner rather than later is a smart move when it comes to window replacement. 

Window Nation will walk you through the whole process. We know which windows are the most energy efficient for your climate, our installation teams are factory trained, and all of our windows and labor come with warranties. 

We’ll make sure the work is done right this time. 

By increasing the energy efficiency of your Cincinnati home, you can reduce your energy bills, save money, and do some good for the planet. There are many ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home, and replacing old windows is one of the more popular methods for Ohio homeowners. When it comes to selecting new windows, you might be wondering, “are casement windows energy efficient?”

What’s special about casement windows?

Casement windows are the most energy-efficient style of window that’s meant to be opened (picture windows are more efficient, but they’re designed to stay closed).

Casement windows offer high levels of energy efficiency because of the design: these windows have a strong seal on all four sides. When a casement window is closed, the sash presses tightly against the frame so the frigid Cincinnati air can’t pass through. A strong gust of wind can actually press the sash and frame closer together.

Other types of windows are not designed to seal so tightly because of the way they open by sliding along a track. While modern replacement windows from Window Nation are all designed to be energy efficient, older windows in need of replacement can be a source of unwanted energy leakage. It’s like the pothole-filled roads of Cincy: the more they’re ignored, the more costs they’ll incur over time.

When a window doesn’t seal securely, air can leak in between the sash and the frame. In the winter, cold air from outside can leak into your home while heated air can escape. To stay comfortable, you’ll need to turn up the thermostat. In the summer, the reverse happens, (though in Ohio, it’s a bit less of a concern) and you might need more air conditioning to stay comfortable. The more heat or air conditioning you use, the larger your energy footprint and the higher your energy bills.

Choosing energy-efficient windows.

While casement windows are already highly efficient due to their design, you can make them even more energy efficient. Just select windows that complement their energy-efficient traits as well as orange compliments black.

  • Low-e glass: Low-e or low emissivity glass coating is designed to bounce the sun’s rays away from your Ohio home in summer, to reduce solar heat gain. The same coating reflects the heat inside your home so that it doesn’t leak through the window.
  • Argon gas infill: Argon gas infills insert argon gas between panes of the window. Argon is less conductive than normal air, so it actually reduces the amount of heat or cold that passes through the window. It can be a real lifesaver for the humid Cincinnati haze. 
  • Double or triple pane casement windows: Adding additional panes of glass to a casement window increases its energy efficiency by sandwiching more layers of insulating air or gas between the inside and outside of your home.
  • Energy Star label: Look for the Energy Star label to indicate casement windows that are constructed using best design practices and energy-efficient materials.

Browse casement windows

It doesn’t matter if you’re from East Side or West Side; if you’re looking for replacement windows in your Cincinnati home, we have you covered. Upgrade to energy-efficient casement windows now to see lower utility bills and save more money to put towards Skyline Chili. Explore styles of casement windows today, or contact us for a free estimate for replacement windows.

When you think about replacement windows in NoVa, you probably think about double-hung windows or bays and bows. But a less common – though equally as good – choice is casement windows They 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 lifelong Northern Virginia home. Your casement windows will also save you money on your energy bills (despite the humid Virginia weather) 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 open areas. Casement windows are not recommended in areas close to a garage or somewhere with heavy foot traffic, like areas close to a deck, balcony, front porch, or Busch Gardens (if you live that close, we’re jealous). 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. So after a day of driving in the deplorable Virginia traffic, you can feel safe in your NoVa home. 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 which is great for the often inclement NoVa weather. 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.

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 Virginia 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 view as large and scenic as Luray Caverns.

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 that are common in NoVa 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 in Virginia, 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 the weather gets warm, you gotta start gathering your summer gear. To take maximum advantage of the season, make sure you have a good cooler, a fresh pair of flip-flops and an unexpired bottle of sunscreen.

There may be one key piece of summer equipment you’re forgetting— a patio door

With all of the coming and going this time of year, a brand new patio door is going to be key. 

You could use some vitamin sunshine

After this past winter, we’re all a little starved for sunlight. A new patio door lets that summer sunlight pour into your home.  If you never got around to spring cleaning, that’s fine. When your home is full of natural light, suddenly those rooms don’t seem quite so gloomy anymore. 

When you opt for low-e glass in that new patio door, you can let in all the light without baking your interiors. Low-E glass is like sunscreen for your windows- it cuts down on the amount of ultraviolet light and makes it easier to regulate your home’s interior temperature. The sunlight streams through, but low-e glass takes the edge off.  

Consider the dog days of summer

Take a good hard look at your old patio door’s locking mechanism. You’re probably planning on taking some nice long out of town vacations this summer— are you really comfortable leaving that old rusty lock protecting things? A new patio door will seal up tight. 

That seal will not only protect your home, it’ll protect your wallet. An old leaky door could be costing you money— especially on those dog days when the A/C is working really hard. The energy efficiency on new patio doors makes this an upgrade that pays for itself over time. 

If you’re one of those folks who likes to delay switching on the A/C, then a patio door with a screen will be a godsend. You can crack those patio doors and catch a breeze. The bugs stay out, but the cool breezes come in. 

Get outside already

Summer is the time for outdoor living. A new patio door will help you blur the lines between indoors and out. You’ll be running outside to check on the kids, running back in to get another popsicle. Back and forth you go. That patio door gets a workout. 

Perhaps you’re planning on hosting the neighborhood barbeque this summer. A new patio door is an excellent way to up your entertainment game. We don’t always think about how the back of our house looks, but when you’re sitting on the porch with every single one of your neighbors you’ll be glad your house looks so handsome. 

Here’s a thought— if your house has a downstairs master bedroom, what if you added on a patio door and a small deck area? You could build your own little vacation suite off the bedroom—a spot for a quiet cup of coffee in the mornings before the craziness of the day sets in. It will be like extending your summer vacation into the rest of the year. 

Swinging or sliding? 

So the next question is, do you want to swing or slide? No, it’s not this summer’s latest top 40 hit. You’ve got options when it comes to this patio door. 

A sliding glass patio door can provide you with unobstructed views of the outdoors. It’s easy to arrange your furniture with a sliding door- you don’t have to worry about where the door swings. They are great for tight little spaces like off of a breakfast nook. They play well with almost any style home and are low maintenance. 

But perhaps you love the drama of swinging open French doors? You can open one or two sides into your house or out onto a deck, providing a sense of flow to your property. Hinged Patio doors, as you may also hear them called, give you the look of a window and the function of a door. 

Give us a call at Window Nation. If you’re wondering about, “patio doors near me”, or who has the best patio doors for sale, Window Nation is the answer. Summer is an excellent time to coordinate an installation. There’s less worry about weather and cold drafts in the summer months, and we’ve got teams of trusted installers at the ready. 

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.

“How do I clean a double hung window” is a very common question that Cincinnatians ask us at Window Nation Cincinnati. Double hung windows open at both the top and the bottom. The newer models are designed to make them easier to clean both sides from inside your home in case the Cincinnati weather is too brisk. For this reason they are a very popular option when choosing windows. We are here to help you keep your Ohio home’s windows looking beautiful. 

Steps for Cleaning Double Hung Windows:

  1. If it’s colder out, get on your Cincinnati Bengals jacket, or any other type of coat in your house because this can take a moment.
  2. Completely unlock your windows by moving the latches on the bottom sash inwards.
  3. Raise the bottom sash up six to eight inches.
  4. Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s bottom sash, break off some of that Cincinnati ice that may have collected, and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
  5. 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.
  6. Slide the top sash down six to eight inches.
  7. Locate the tilt hatches on the window’s top sash and pull inwards, as though the hatches are meeting in the middle.
  8. 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, or it’ll fall into the moist Ohio soil, and you’ll have to start all over again. So complete this step slowly as not to cause damage.
  9. Start with the top sash and clean the interior of the window first.
  10. Slide the top sash back into the frame and clean the exterior of the window.
  11. Clean the bottom sash, starting with the interior of the window.
  12. Slide the bottom sash back into place and clean the exterior of the window.
  13. Put the sash back in frame.
  14. 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.
  15. Grab yourself a bowl of Skyline Chili to celebrate a job well done.

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. And if it looks off-color from the inside, make sure it’s not the Cincinnati haze first before going too buck-wild with your cleaning supplies.

Upgrading to Double Hung Windows

If you’re looking to upgrade your existing Cincinnati windows to double hung windows from Window Nation, skip the showroom. Have our exterior design consultants come to your Ohio 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, and keep strong against the unpredictable Cincinnati weather. For more information about replacing your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with an exterior design consultant today.

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.