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 on the edge of making one of the smartest upgrades you’ve ever done for your home? When it comes to getting a return on investment, replacement windows are hard to beat. But picking out new windows isn’t as simple as pointing at a picture in a catalog. There are a lot of details to consider. After all, you’re going to have those windows for a really long time. You don’t want to be stuck with a purchase you’re not completely happy with.

At Window Nation, customer satisfaction is our top priority. When you’re happy, everybody wins. That’s why we’ve put together this list of top considerations when choosing new windows. Take a quick peek and see if you’ve thought of everything.

WHAT FEATURES MATTER MOST TO YOU?

New windows come with new features. It is important to take a few moments to think about what features matter most to you. Some windows can be opened and will allow air to flow in. Some windows do not open and are meant to let the light in. Garden windows will give you three angles of light that will not only add ambiance to the interior of your home, it will make things a lot brighter. Bow and bay windows can give you an area to put a place to sit and enjoy a good book or a spot to place plants and decorations that sparkle in the sunlight. Double hung windows are great for letting a little light in, but where they shine is in how easy they are to clean.

WHAT WINDOWS WILL FIT THE STYLE OF YOUR HOME?

If aesthetics are important to you, you’re going to want to take into consideration the style of windows you’ll be putting in. Grid windows may be perfect for a Colonial or Cape Cod style home, but you might want to go with a double hung if you have a cottage style home. Round portholes may be perfect for a Victorian or Neo-Victorian home, but a modern home will look better with a picture window. It also matters where you place the window. Even if the window style complements the style of your home it can look out of place if it is put in the wrong spot.

SHOULD YOU GO WITH WOOD, FIBERGLASS, OR VINYL?

When it comes to cost vs. performance, nothing can touch vinyl. It is the perfect choice if you want inexpensive windows that look beautiful and last a long time. The only big drawback to vinyl is that you’re stuck with the color. Vinyl isn’t going to take a coat of paint. But, for some people, this is a small price to pay for the convenience and functionality of vinyl.

If the aesthetic of wood is important to you, and you’re not content with the wood-like appearance of vinyl and fiberglass, you’ll have to pay extra for those windows. You’ll also have to pay extra to maintain those windows. Wood needs to be stained and painted for preservation. And wood will offer less protection against insects.

Fiberglass is a good common ground between vinyl and fiberglass. It costs more than vinyl, but it is more durable and has the ability to take a coat of paint. But, unlike painting wood windows, adding a new color to fiberglass window frames is not a necessity. It is just a nicety.

WHAT COMPANY IS THE RIGHT COMPANY?

All window companies aren’t created equal. It is important to pick a company that has good reviews, a solid warranty, and excellence in installation. You can have the best windows in the world, but if those windows are installed incorrectly, you could be dealing with water damage, heat loss, bug infestations, air flow issues, and a general loss of comfort throughout your home. You may also be stuck paying out big money when something goes wrong.

At Window Nation, we offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry, so you can be sure that you’re protected if anything ever goes wrong. Our installation teams are led by experienced and certified professionals who will make sure you windows fit perfectly and, most importantly, seal perfectly. And we are an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner, so you can trust that we’ll treat you right.

There are a lot of details when it comes to choosing replacement windows. Let us walk you through the process from start to finish. Click on our online agent to get started today.

Have you decided to invest in replacement windows? What made you finally decide to take the leap? Was it the incredible energy saving benefits new windows offer? If so, you’re not alone. For a typical home, 40% of the annual energy budget goes toward heating and cooling costs, and replacing the windows in your home is great way to keep more of that money in your pocket.

Since energy efficiency is such an important fact to consider when getting replacement windows, we are often asked, “How much better are triple pane windows than double pane windows at saving money on energy bills?” This is a great question, and definitely an important question to address. But, deciding between these two window types isn’t as easy as calculating cost to efficiency. Here’s what you need to know.

WHY DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS ARE THE BEST

If you break down the math, double pane windows are the best bang for the buck. This is probably why it is the number one window choice in the entire country. When you upgrade your current windows to double pane windows, you’re going to notice the difference. A standard double pane window with argon gas is going to reflect 90% of the energy and only let 10% through. That means on a sunny day, 90% of the heat from the sun is going to stay outside, and only 10% is going to get in. On a cold winter day, 90% of the heat from your furnace is going to stay inside your home and only 10% is going to leak out. In comparison, a typical triple pane window will reflect 97% of energy and only allow 3% to pass through. Since triple pane windows can cost ⅓ more than double pane windows, it makes sense to go with double pane windows if you’re looking for the best deal up front.

Do you like natural light? When you have two panes of glass instead of three, you’re going to have fewer coatings for the sun to get through. That means double pane windows will allow more light into your home. It is a subtle difference, but one to consider.

WHY TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS ARE THE BEST

Folks who chose triple pane glass windows choose them for the comfort. If you measure the temperature on the inside glass of a double pane window and a triple pane window on a cold winter day, the interior glass of the double pane window is going to be cooler. For this reason, homes that have all triple glass windows are cozier. Triple pane windows are within a degree or two of the wall temperature at any given time. This creates a high level of occupant comfort and reduces convection currents and drafts. If comfort is your biggest concern, triple pane windows will be the best option.

A reduction in energy bills isn’t the only reason customers choose triple pane glass. Some of our customers are also looking for a reduction in noise. The extra pane of glass makes this window option the number one choice for keeping noise out. If you have noisy neighbors or live near a busy street, triple pane windows can really make a difference.

If noise reduction appeals to you, there is a good chance you’re in a city. That means you’re likely to prefer triple pane glass for the extra security as well. The glass we use has the same technology used in windshield design and can withstand up to 30 swings from a baseball bat.

GETTING NEW WINDOWS IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT ON ITS OWN

You’re going to immediately benefit from getting replacement windows no matter what glass option you choose. Window technologies have come a long way, and having windows that make a good seal is just as important as getting modern ENERGY STAR efficiency.

If you’re ready for a quality of life upgrade, reach out to us today and schedule a free, no-obligation, in-home estimate. We’ll send a knowledgeable technician to your home to help you figure out what window options will work best for you. Only you can decide what matters most to you. We can give you the vital information you need to make the best decision.

At Window Nation, we take pride in finding the right windows for our customers. Making happy customers is what we do. But sometimes this can be a challenge. We admit it. There are a ton of choices, and more options than you can shake a stick at. One example is double hung and slider windows. While both of these can add great functionality to a home, there are a lot of differences. Knowing these differences can help you to make a decision that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

The biggest difference between these two window types is the way they slide. While slider windows have the word “slide” in their name, they aren’t the only ones that do this. Double hung windows can slide too. The difference is that slider windows slide side to side. Double hung windows slide up and down. But even in this, there are several options to consider. If you decide to go with double hung windows, you’re going to have to decide if you want the top and bottom windows to slide, or have one slide and one be fixed. Our slider windows come with two active panels or a three-panel end vent style configuration that can be quarter-half-quarter or third-third-third. If you are scratching your head, don’t worry. When you have Window Nation take care of your window project, we will send an educated professional right to your home. They’re not salespeople. Their job is to help you figure out the details of each of these windows. There is no obligation to buy. What you do with the information is up to you. For now, we’re going to stay on topic and continue with the differences between these two window types. We’ll cover those other details at the appropriate time.

The next biggest difference between double hung windows and slider windows is directly associated with what space you’re trying to fill. If you have an area that would look better with a window that is taller than it is wide, double hung windows will be the best choice. If you want a wider window option, slider windows are the way to go. Sliders can be significantly wider than they are tall. If the area you’re looking to open up is more than a single slider window can cover, you may decide that putting a double hung on each side will give you what you need. But, at the end of the day, a single double hung window will always have less width than a slider window.

If you have a room that needs an air conditioner, double hung windows are going to be the better choice. While it is possible to put an air conditioner in a slider window, it is not as easy as sliding the top pane up, plopping that air conditioner in place, pulling out the left and right wings, and sliding the top pane back down to hold the unit in place. You’re going to have to be more creative with a slider window.

You may have been told that double hung windows are easier to clean than slider windows. We hear this a lot. But this is actually one area where these two aren’t so different. While the features may be different, the result is the same. If you want windows that are easy to clean, no matter what level of your home they are on, you’ll be fine with either of these window types. Our sliders come with a lift out version that allows the sash to be lifted out for easy cleaning, and a swinging version which swings open like a door. Both make slider windows a breeze to clean. You’re not going to have to hire a window cleaner or get out the ladder to keep your new slider windows clean. You’re just going to have more window allowing the sun to fill your home and more of a view of your yard.

If you’re ready to add new windows to your home, let the team here at Window Nation make the process easy, fun, and intuitive. We’ll walk you through all the options and all the details to get the right windows that are perfect for your home, and perfect for your budget. Reach out to one of our friendly and knowledgeable online agents, and let’s get started today!

It is springtime, which means now is the perfect time to replace your windows. If you had a drafty winter or you have experienced other window related window problems in your home, it’s time to schedule a window installation. The process is easy and the peace of mind replacement provides is limitless. After you buy your new windows, this is what you can expect during the installation process.

Benefits of Replacing Your Windows

You made a good choice to replace your windows. We think you will be pleased with the many benefits of replacing your windows.

  • Lower energy bills

  • Better visibility and reduced fading

  • Less moisture and condensation

  • Prevents mold spores from growing

  • Regulates indoor temperatures

  • Increases home’s value

  • Keeps bugs and dust out

What to Expect When Your Windows are Installed

When you choose your new windows, it’s time to have them installed in your home.

First, a certified installer will arrive at your home. They will provide you with a rundown of the process and an expected completion time. The installers at Window Nation are there to answer any questions you may have from installation to management. Master window installers have experience installing more than 20,000+ windows and have decades of experience.

Before the installer gets to work, they will complete a thorough inspection and walk through. The installer completes a 20-point checklist to ensure the best installation. When it’s time to get started, the installer puts down a drop cloth to keep your home clean. The installer will also get out quality tested materials and tools for the job. This ensures that windows are installed properly and in compliance with your window’s warranty plan.

When it’s time to install, the professional installer will remove your old windows. The process used ensures your home isn’t damaged during the process. They are careful to protect the paint, trim, and walls. Once the old window is out, the team installs your custom window. The technician insulates and seals the window, and caps the exterior.

The attention to your needs doesn’t stop once the window is in. The crew leader does yet another inspection to ensure it was done properly. They will also tell you about the windows and how they work, as well as answer any questions you may have. Before the team leaves, the technicians clean their workspace, leaving no trace of their activity. Only clean, beautiful windows remain.

To schedule your window installation, give Window Nation a call today.

Are you thinking about a window replacement this year? If so, we applaud you on your choice. Replacing old windows is a smart choice, all the way around. They add beauty to your home, new functionality, increased ambiance in interior spaces, and are an investment that earns you money. Here are a few ways you’ll see a return on your investment.

Heat Loss

When you keep heat in your home, you’ll be paying less on your heat bill. When you keep the cool air from your cooling system inside your home, you’ll be paying less for electricity. These energy bill savings can add up over time.

  • Better coating. New windows come with new technology. The coating we use allows for less heat from the sun to get through your windows to heat up the interior of your home. That means you’re going to spend less to keep things cool in the summer.

  • More window panes. If you replace old single or double pane windows with double or triple pane windows, you’re going to be warmer and more comfortable this winter. But more than that, you’re going to spend less on keeping your home heated. That is money in the bank!

  • Better spacers between the panes. Old windows will have spacers between the panes that use outdated technology or are non-existent. Either way, you’re going to benefit from having a PPG’s Intercept® warm-edge spacer system or a super spacer system that resists heat transfer.

  • 98.8% Argon and Krypton gas. We have five different Low-E and inert gas configurations that will put a serious dent in those energy bills.

Damage

We hope you’ve never had to pay out money to have water damage fixed. But if you have, you know it can be costly. When you have replacement windows put in, you know that your home is going to be protected from unwanted water leaks that can get into your wall voids and cause wood to rot. This is savings that is hard to quantify, but definitely a factor that should be considered in the management of your home.

Refund

When you do your taxes, you can actually claim a window replacement as a deduction. The government wants to reward you for replacing old windows that aren’t energy efficient with new windows that are Energy Star-approved.

Are you ready to make some money? Let’s get started on your window upgrade. Our friendly and knowledgeable agents are standing by to walk you through the process.

You have worked hard your whole adult life just to save for the down payment on your dream home. Maybe you had your heart set on a beautiful older home full of charm and character that newer homes just don’t offer, and you found just the right one. You move in with your family, and then reality sets in. Homeownership can often come at a steep price. That charm that you were looking for is quite often not as practical as that of its newer counterpart, and you can quickly tell your home is in serious need of some upgrades. If you are considering changes as you look out of the original, or close to original, windows, you might want to start right there.

Here are the top five reasons you know it’s time to replace those windows:

Draft:

Now that the weather has turned colder, if you are finding that you can’t walk by a window without a draft causing you to shiver, you might very well need to replace them. Even the best windows let a certain amount of air in, but you shouldn’t be able to notice it. Just like anything else you own, windows do wear out. The windows may have warped due to exposure causing the frames to become loose thus allowing air to get through.

Energy Costs Increase:

Have you noticed a steady increase in the checks you are writing to the fuel company or for your electric bill? This could be a sign that your windows might not be energy efficient. Older style windows such as single pane styles or windows that are warped will not block the cold or heat as they once might have. Replacing these with newer energy efficient windows will eventually pay for themselves in lower heating and cooling costs.

Water Stains:

When we decide to buy older homes because they have so much character, it is important to realize that older homes come with older windows. Over time, especially with older style windows, the wood frames will rot and warp due to exposure to sun, rain, and fluctuating temperatures. This can cause even the best maintained wooden framed windows to rot. If you are finding water stains on the inside, your windows are probably leaking. If that is the case, there is a good chance that you should replace them.

Condensation:

Single pane windows might have condensation, but that shouldn’t be the case for double or triple pane styles. If you are finding that your windows are getting foggy in between the panes this is indicative of a problem. It is likely that you have seal failure and your windows are no longer effectively insulated and probably should be replaced.

Windows That Get Stuck:

Have you had to struggle to open or shut your windows? This is a sign that they have warped over the years and are likely fitting too snugly or too loosely. Either way, there is a good chance that this window will also allow excess air in as well.

Do you have questions about the efficiency of your windows? Give us a call here at Window Nation, your replacement windows specialists. We offer the best in premium replacement vinyl windows, all locally made and custom fit. We can help pick out a style that will not take away from the old-world charm that you fell in love with while giving you the modern comfort and energy efficiency that you are looking for.

You have finally pulled the trigger and decided to replace your home’s windows; you have done the research as to why replacing your home’s older windows is a good idea- higher energy efficiency, lower energy bills, keeping your family warmer or cooler depending on the season, increasing the value of your home, and adding an extra touch of individuality to your home. Now the question is who do you pick to install your new replacement windows? Our answer is; of course, pick the best in the business- Window Nation. At Window Nation we have the experience, knowledge, and data (over 39,000 window installations) to back our answer up!

When it is time for the professionals at Window Nation to install windows in your home we choose to use any of four products to ensure that the windows are secure, tight, weather resistant, and easy to maintain and clean. We ensure your satisfaction through the use of WINTeQ Low Expansion Foam; OSI® QUAD® Window, Door, And Siding Sealant; OSI® H2U Window, Door, and Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant; and Quality Edge No-Mar Coil Systems. These products are explained in simple terms below!

WINTeQ Low Expansion Foam

WINTeQ™ TeQ::Foam™ window and door foam is a single-component, minimal expansion, and low pressure polyurethane foam; basically a lot of fancy words that mean after reacting with moisture this product will form a flexible foam that only expands slightly after applying. This foam is an ideal product in our eyes because it does not cause windows (or doors) to warp or deform over time and acts as an extremely effective barrier to stop moisture and air from entering your home.

OSI® QUAD® Window, Door And Siding Sealant

OSI® QUAD® Sealant is a sealant that has been specifically engineered to meet demands of replacement window systems. After application, it becomes permanently flexible and water resistant which ensures that the sealant will not crack or split even in the most extreme temperature and weather conditions. This sealant can be used on a variety of materials including: vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood, concrete, masonry stones, and fiber cement board. Another benefit of this highly recommended product is that it is an all-weather application; this means the product sticks to wet surfaced and there will be no water washout!

OSI® H2U Window, Door And Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant

OSI® H2U Window, Door & Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant is a high performance sealant specifically designed for the window industry. This permanently flexible sealant boasts several qualities including: excellent adhesion, flexibility, durability, easy clean up, it is paintable, and it resists surface mold and mildew. This sealant is an excellent choice for indoor use as it has an Ultra Low VOC content, low odor, is non-flammable and non-toxic.

Quality Edge No-Mar Coil Systems

We trust and use No-Mar Coil systems simply because they are the best and outperform other products including vinyl, PC, and ply coil finishes. Through the use of No-Mar Coil system you can be sure that the custom trim options you choose will last and retain their finished appearance. Other benefits include built-in corrosion resistance, high tensile (flexibility) strength, exceptional UV protection, stain resistance, and it is available in 30 unique color choices to suit the look of any home!

At Window Nation we want to ensure our customers that we take the installation of your home’s new windows very seriously. We know that replacing your home’s windows represents a big time and financial commitment, and we want to ensure that your new windows last and perform well long into the future. To help ensure that only quality products are used and to maintain that we truly are the best in the business when it comes to the installation process, we take the time to have our professionals research and test new materials that will be used in the installation process. In fact, it takes over a year of testing before we actually use new products in customer homes.

For more information about the installation process or to get started replacing your home’s windows, contact the experienced window replacement experts at Window Nation today!

Winter is almost over and spring is just ahead. Are you ready to say goodbye to those old, drafty windows? Are you ready to enter a new season of life where you don’t have to climb a step ladder a few dozen times to staple plastic to the outside of your windows every fall? Are you ready to stop fumbling with double sided tape and unmanageable sheets of thin plastic to seal up the interior of all your windows? Whether you put plastic on the outside or the inside, we’re sure you can agree, it is a pain. It also doesn’t entirely fix the problem. That cold winter air can still get in, and all your expensive heat can still leak out. And, if you don’t do anything, you really feel it. The winter wind can blow through a leaky window like it isn’t even there, and they can have a major impact on your energy bills. Is it time for a change?

Here are some of the immediate benefits you get from a window replacement:

  • New technologies. Old windows are exactly that, old. Window technologies have made incredible advancements. There has never been a better time to get new windows. Your new windows will be better in every way.

  • Comfort. With new Extreme Low-E coating, your new windows will resist heat transfer. That means it will stay warmer in your home during the winter and cooler during the summer. Some of our customers have even noticed the difference before our installers have left their home. It can be an instant and amazing change to the interior comfort of living spaces.

  • Saving. Extreme Low-E coating and Double or Triple Panes of glass means lower energy bills. This is an investment that pays for itself. And, we’re sure you will agree, life is a whole lot sweeter when you’re not heating the outdoors.

  • Convenience. Some of our windows come with technologies that allow for easier cleaning, even on windows above the first floor of your home. All you have to do is swing the windows in, clean them, and swing them back out.

  • Ambience. New windows can also bring in more light and add more color. When you invest in new bays or bows, you create a more enjoyable space inside and a better view of your yard.

  • More space. Bays or bows can give you a shelf or sitting space you didn’t have before, and a garden window can give you a spot to showcase plants, herbs, and ornaments.

  • Happiness for years to come. When you get windows through Window Nation, we have some of the best warranties in the business. On windows that we manufacture and install we can even give a Lifetime Plus warranty, which means that your windows are guaranteed for the life of your home and for 15 years for the next homeowner, if you ever choose to sell.

When you are ready to take the next step, reach out and talk to one of our agents here on our website. We would love to show you how much of a difference new windows can make. Choose Window Nation, and choose the best.

OK. Immediately, you might be thinking that “making the season bright” is a term that we only use for Christmas. But brightness isn’t just what makes the Christmas season bright, it is also what makes Thanksgiving great. We’re not talking about lights strung everywhere or sparkly decorations; we’re talking about how the sunlight comes in through the windows and warms a family gathering. And we have some ideas on how you can make next year’s Thanksgiving even brighter.
 
Around Thanksgiving, you’re going to spend a whole lot more time in your kitchen, right? Well, the first way you can make it brighter, is by adding a garden window in your kitchen. Here are a few Thanksgiving benefits garden windows will provide:
  • More light. That is the obvious first one. When you have a new garden window in your kitchen, you are really going to love how it brightens everything up. This makes every task in the kitchen easier on your eyes because it adds more light to see by.

  • A spot for festive decor. If you like to put out pumpkins, gourds, ceramic turkeys, baskets filled with plastic food items, cups filled with grain, or other Thanksgiving decorations, that garden window is the perfect place.

  • An area to ripen fruit. Your new garden window is the perfect spot to put a bowl of fruit to ripen. That fruit also makes a great decoration, if you don’t keep it there too long.

 What is the second area you’re going to spend a lot of time in? The dining room! This is a great spot to put in a new bay window. Here are a few of the Thanksgiving benefits of a bay window.
  • More light. Just like that garden window, your new bay window will extrude out from the house and offer a way for more light to come in.

  • More warmth. Those bay windows are going to be much larger than your garden window, which means you’re going to get more warmth coming in. Warmth isn’t so hot if you’re sweating in the kitchen, but when you’re relaxing around the dining room table, those big bay windows are going to be a treat.

  • More space. Your new bay windows will come with some room to put dishes of food or give another area where people can sit and chit chat. If you fill your home with people every Thanksgiving, this can be a big help.

When you’re ready to see how a new garden or bay window can make Thanksgiving brighter, give us a call. We have the best windows in the industry, backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties that guarantee the entire window, glass, vinyl, and labor for as long as you live in your home. Keep in mind that we offer free in-home estimates to better help your window buying experience.