Energy efficient replacement wood windows 5 Reasons Wood Windows Are Different At Window Nation

When you think of wood windows, do you think of old, inefficient wood windows that won’t stand the test of time? While there are wood windows that lack the insulation capacity of vinyl windows, Window Nation offers elegant wood windows that meet stringent energy efficiency requirements and are built to last. Here are 5 reasons why wood windows are different at Window Nation:

1. Our Wood Windows Meet Energy Star Criteria

At Window Nation, we use the WoodStar Premium Wood System, which meets Energy Star requirements. Our double hung windows have a U-factor of 0.27, a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.24, and an air leakage of 0.3 or less.

2. Our Wood Windows Won’t Rot

The sash and frame are cured using a water-repellent material designed to enhance durability and performance. This special coating protects the wood from rot, mold, mildew, warping, and splitting.

3.  Our Windows Insulate

Our WoodStar windows come in 1/4″ increments, so they can be sized to fit your home exactly. The windows also contain rigid weatherstripping on all sides to further ensure a tight fit. The weatherstripping includes a Polypropylene stiffener, which prevents the material from warping or shrinking over time. The tighter the fit on your replacement windows, the less chance of air leaks developing.

WoodStar windows offer two panes of Low-E coated glass, with a layer of argon gas and stainless steel spacers between the panes. The Low-E coating reflects solar heat back into the atmosphere, keeping your home cool in the summer. The layer of argon gas reduces heat transfer through the window, so you won’t lose home heating energy when warm air seeps out through the glass. The total glass system meets the strictest Energy Star requirements, so you can rely on our windows to insulate your home and lower your energy bills.

4. Our Wood Windows Look Attractive, But Performance Is Not Sacrificed

These windows are constructed from Ponderosa pine, which offers durability, natural beauty, and strong performance. From the 45-degree glazing bead to the overlapping grid lines and sleek recessed hardware, these windows recall the elegance of old wooden windows but vastly improve on the performance of older wood windows. If you have a historic home, you can match the look of your current wood windows while getting modern insulation.

For exterior styles, there’s a choice of five colors of aluminum cladding or natural wood (which can be painted after installation). Cladding is a secure, maintenance-free option that keeps your windows looking great for decades to come. The inside of the frame can be painted white or left natural – it’s your choice.

When you select WoodStar windows from Window Nation, you’ll get the performance you seek from replacement windows while retaining the charm and character of wood windows.

5. Our Wood Windows Are Easy To Clean

If you have bad memories of cleaning old wood windows, you’ll love the convenience of our tilt-in windows. Just like our modern double-hung vinyl windows, these tilt in for easy cleaning.

Get a Free Quote for Wood Windows

With any style of replacement window, it’s important to hire a professional window installation company to fit your new windows. At Window Nation, we will help you find the right style of wood windows to meet your needs, while staying within budget, and then provide a quick and professional installation. To get a free quote for wood window installation, please contact us.



When it is time to sit down and choose what type of replacement window you should choose for your home, it may seem a bit overwhelming. There are many combinations of style, size, and shape that you can choose from. One of the most reliable, and popular choices is the double hung window. Double hung windows have evolved over time and while they may look simple and traditional, they have many newly engineered components that help to make them the number one model choice in the U.S.

In the past double hung have been known for warping, sticking, and having weights and ropes that malfunctioned making them a danger. But those issues should no longer be a concern; today’s double hung windows have advanced technology and have been designed to be much more user-friendly, safe, and energy efficient. In fact, the double hung windows that we offer here at Window Nation, come equipped with fingertip window operation through the use of Caldwell’s Stainless Steel ‘constant for balance system’ making them exceptionally easy and safe to operate for decades to come.

There are many reasons why our window professionals here at Window Nation love our double hung windows, but one of the top reasons that many homeowners love them is because of how easy it is to clean them. When you choose our top of the line double hung windows you will no longer dread window cleaning day nor will you keep putting it off. Our double hung windows come equipped with easy-pull tilt latches to allow the windows to tilt inwards to make cleaning them a snap; your kids may even fight over who gets to wash the windows! Also, this window’s smooth soft white vinyl frames are also extremely easy to clean allowing for the windows to look brand new long into the future.

Along with ease of cleaning, here are some of the many other reasons why our window experts believe that our double hung windows are the perfect choice:

  • They come equipped with limiting latches to allow for you to enjoy the breeze on a warm spring day while still keeping your home secure and your kids safe.
  • These windows are extremely air-tight. The automotive-type window glaze on them creates a super-tight seal; along with the use of polypropylene, poly-fin weather stripping.
  • They are very energy efficient through the use of PPG's Intercept® warm-edge spacer system which works to greatly reduce energy loss through the glass. (Optional Super Spacer)
  • Their heavy-duty, vinyl frames have been designed to provide extraordinary strength and excellent insulation.
  • The seemingly endless combinations of design, color, and glass options to suit the individual needs of each unique home.

If you would like more information about Window Nation’s replacement window services or why our easy to clean double hung windows are the right choice for your home, contact us today and see just how nice it is to have a knowledgeable and courteous window expert listen to you and present you with options to meet your needs and expectations. Make the best choice in window replacement with Window Nation.

Clean and sparkly windows, what a treat! Traditionally to get your windows this way has been a lot of work. So much so that it’s usually only done one or two times a year. Some people choose to pay professional window cleaners to come in and clean them and they can charge anywhere from $25 per hour on up to $100+ per hour. Some even charge per window, no matter how clean or dirty they are when they start.

Getting and keeping your windows clean is a big job. But, did you know that it doesn’t have to be? Most of today’s large window manufacturers take ‘ease of cleaning’ into consideration when they design their windows. Here at Window Nation, we have some of this nation’s leading window manufacturers under one roof and each model has its own easy to clean aspects which helps to make our vinyl replacement windows the perfect choice for any home.

Venting windows, sometimes referred to as casements, are typically rectangular in shape and the sash moves along the top and bottom rails of the window frame to open. These sashes are designed to move just enough to let in ample ventilation and allow easy cleaning of both sides of the glass.

Double hung windows are comprised of two sashes and they slide by each other to allow venting from the top and bottom of the window. Both of these sashes tilt in for easy cleaning. No more ladders needed!

Sliding windows are also made up of two sashes, the difference is that these sashes slide by each other horizontally. Our sliders come standard with lift out sashes for cleaning, which are removable from the safety of the inside of your home. We also offer swing and clean sliders. These models are designed to swing open like a door for cleaning. Both of these styles make cleaning your sliding windows an easy task.

As you can see, the windows we offer are definitely easy to clean. No more once a year cleaning. No more digging out or borrowing ladders that are scary and dangerous. No more garden hose cleanings with spots left all over your windows. No more deciding if paying a professional cleaner is worth it.

For more information about replacing windows in your home, give us a call or simply stop by a showroom closest to you!