The weather has turned suddenly across much of the United States. Not all of us saw the 55 degree drop that hit parts of the Rockies in a single day this month, but summer has come to an end and fall is taking over nearly everywhere.

It’s a welcome relief, in many ways. In this year so unlike any other, a break from high temperatures and a return to school for the kids, even if it’s virtual in many places, brings something like normalcy. But it also brings drafts from the windows clogged gutters, and expanding cracks in our sidewalks.

One good weekend of outdoor work in lovely weather can get your home ready for the lower temperatures we know are coming. Here are twelve easy ways to prepare your home for autumn.

Fertilize the Lawn

A brown lawn in spring is caused by neglect in fall. A lush, green lawn in spring is caused by a single hour of effort now. Fertilizing in fall fortifies your lawn’s root system for the winter, so it’s ready to grow come spring’s thaw. The ideal time, experts say, is 3 weeks before the first frost. For most of the country, that means early-to-mid October

Plant Bulbs and Winter Vegetables

While you’re working on beautifying the lawn, why not plant some color that will surprise you in the spring? Bulbs go into the ground in September or October in order to bloom in spring, and there are few more rewarding signs that the cold of winter has faded than the first folds of new lilies and tulips coming through the mulch.

This year, with more Americans stuck at home than ever before, gardening has made a long-delayed comeback. But the wilting of your summer tomato plants doesn’t mean your days of eating what you grow are over. Winter-hardy vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and English peas can tolerate even a hard frost. October is the best time to put them in the ground.

Clean the Gutters

When autumn leaves start falling, gutters start clogging. To avoid water damage from overflowing gutters, and even worse, winter ice dams that can damage your roof, you’ll need to clean the gutters now.

Wash Windows and Repair Screens

Summer rains and splatter have probably left your windows less than clear. This is the perfect time to clean them, while being outside is still so pleasant.

And while you’re working on them, take note of any tears in the screens. Replacing screening material is surprisingly cheap and easy to do, so why let insects into your home when you open the windows to let the glorious early fall air in?

If you’re considering window replacement, autumn is an ideal time – easier than opening the envelope of your home to winter’s cold (though a good window replacement expert can safely do that, as well).

Inspect Siding for Flaws

Speaking of the envelope of your home, you’ll want it to be tight and secure when winter’s cold comes. One of these beautiful fall days is the perfect opportunity to walk around and do a thorough inspection of your siding. Small cracks or displacements can be repaired, or replaced if necessary, to ensure insulation before it’s needed.

Seal Cracks Around Doors and Windows

The second step of weatherproofing your home’s exterior is to reseal around doors and windows. Caulking small openings, or replacing worn weatherstripping, can eliminate drafts that cost you comfort and raise your heating bill.

Clean and Reverse Ceiling Fans

Another way to minimize your heating bill is to ensure that warm air circulates properly around your home. The same ceiling fans that helped cool you in summer can help warm you in winter – reversing the motion of the blades will circulate warm air around the room without producing a downdraft that makes you feel colder. But you’ll want to clean dust from the blades before you do it.

Seal Driveway and Sidewalk Cracks

The repeated heating and cooling of seasonal temperature changes inevitably creates cracks in asphalt and concrete. They’ll expand this fall, as the material cools from a hot summer of expansion. Before neighborhood kids tromp up to your door in costume this October, take a day to fill in the cracks.

Change Furnace Filters

If you have an old-fashioned furnace, you’re probably already changing the filters monthly. But many newer units have annual filters, or other long-life air filtration systems that only need cleaning once a season or so. Since winter will tax the furnace to its fullest, cleaning or changing filters now is essential to keeping your system in shape.

Change Smoke Detector Batteries

While you’re busy doing these home maintenance chores you don’t have to revisit monthly, change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, just to be safe.

Check on Your Winter Equipment

The worst time to find out that your snow shovel has cracked is just after the first snow falls. Before the cold gets here, start the snowblower (if you live where you need one) to ensure it functions after three seasons of rest, check your shovels to make sure they’ll work, and stock up on ice melter before the first forecast snow of the season drives the price up.

Clean Storage Areas

Finally, recognize that we all tend to acquire stuff when we’re stuck inside all winter. Be ready for it by giving away some old stuff. Fall is a great time to sort through your closets and make space.

Replacement window projects can be costly, but did you know your existing windows could be costing you even more money? Your old, drafty windows are letting the comfortable air inside your home out, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Why continue to waste your money month after month? Upgrade your outdated windows with modern replacement windows from Windows Nation. You’ll enjoy an energy efficiency boost, helping you save money on your energy bills for years to come. You might even be abler to recoup some of the cost of your project: replacement windows have one of the highest returns on investment when it comes time to sell your home. We understand replacement windows are an investment, but you’ll enjoy savings for years to come.

Energy Efficiency Boost

Your old, outdated windows could be causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Energy loss through old, drafty windows accounts for nearly 40% of your heating and cooling costs – start saving money by replacing your windows with modern replacement windows from Window Nation. Our replacement windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to keep your energy bills low no matter the season. Our windows are available in wood or vinyl styles, each built with top-of-the-line materials to maintain their energy efficiency for years to come.

All Window Nation windows are available in double pane and triple pane glass options to help you save money on your energy bills. If you’re looking for energy savings at a wallet-friendly price, consider choosing double pane windows. Double pane windows are built with two panes of Low-E coated glass to eliminate drafts. For maximum energy savings, consider upgrading to triple pane windows. These windows offer the same benefits as double pane windows, but with a third glass pane for superior energy efficiency. No matter the style you choose, all Window Nation windows have Argon gas between the panes and Super Spacer technology to eliminate drafts and keep your home comfortable year-round.

Return on Investment

It might seem counterproductive but it’s important to make upgrades before selling your home to attract potential buyers. Though window replacement might not be the most glamorous project, it’s one of the best projects to complete before listing your home. Vinyl window replacement offers a 72% return on investment when it comes time to sell your home, offering some of the best value in home improvement. Most homebuyers are interested in purchasing a home that’s energy efficient and move-in ready, and replacement windows will give your home an advantage. Potential buyers will love the curb appeal boost and energy savings, making your home more appealing.

Low Maintenance

When you upgrade your existing windows to modern replacement windows, you won’t have to worry about costly maintenance. Our windows are built with top-of-the-line materials that are built to last. Our windows are fade-proof and easy to clean, keeping maintenance to a minimum. If something does go wrong with your windows, your windows will be covered by a lifetime warranty and a dedicated team of customer service professionals who will repair your windows at little to no cost.

Want to Learn More About our Windows?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.

There’s no sugarcoating it: home improvement projects can be costly. For some homeowners, it might require months of budgeting and saving for their project to turn their house into the home of their dreams. Before starting your project, consider what you’re looking to get out of the project. Are you looking for a small upgrade to give your home a quick refresh, or are you looking to make a major change to your home’s layout? No matter the project you choose, it’s important to be aware of the potential cost of your project to ensure the price is within your budget. So how should you create the budget for your project? Our home improvement experts are here to help.

Determine Your Goals

Before creating a budget, it’s important to consider your goals for your project: are you looking to boost your home’s curb appeal? Lower your energy bills? Expand your living space? Keep in mind the larger the goal, the higher the cost. Some projects may seem small on paper, but they could require major changes to your home’s layout that increase the costs. For example, you might want to knock down a wall in your kitchen to open your living space, but that could require changes to your plumbing and electric.

To keep costs low, consider smaller renovation projects instead of major remodeling projects. Upgrading your tub or kitchen appliances might be better than remodeling your entire bathroom or kitchen. You might also consider breaking up your projects into smaller, more manageable projects – for example, if you’re looking to replace your windows, consider replacing a few at a time instead of replacing all the windows in your home at once. You’ll ease the burden on your wallet while still achieving your home improvement goals.

Do Your Research

Materials

Research is key before starting your project. Be sure to consider all options for your project before making any final decisions. Keep an open mind when looking at all the options for your project: while you might love the look of wood windows, you might find vinyl windows are a better fit for your home. Some materials are also more expensive than others. If you’re looking to keep costs low, consider using cost-efficient materials instead of high-end materials that will cause the price of your project to increase.

Return on Investment

Return on investment, or ROI, is key to the decision-making process. Be sure to look at the potential return for all the projects you’re considering, particularly if you’re looking to put your home on the market. While the cost of your project might seem high, you may be able to recoup some of the money you spent when it comes time to sell your home. Garage door replacement, vinyl window replacement, and vinyl siding replacement offer some of the highest return on investment at 94%, 72%, and 75% respectively. Most remodels, however, offer significantly lower returns, averaging just 55% return on investment.

Get Quotes

Once you’ve identified the best project for your home, it’s important to get quotes from licensed contractors get an idea of how much your project will cost. Experts recommend getting three quotes for your project to get an idea of how much you will be spending. While the cost may seem high at first, many companies offer attractive promotions and financing offers to help lower the cost of your project. In order to get the best deal, we recommend starting your project during an off-peak time, as many companies offer major deals to generate more business. For most companies, summer and winter are the best times to buy, as demand increases in the spring and fall.

When collecting quotes, it’s important to note that the company with lowest price might not be the best fit for your project. Though the price might be a better fit for your budget, it might result in a lower quality product, poor installation, or spotty customer service.

Want to Learn More About our Windows?

When you’re ready to start your home improvement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.

Is it time to consider replacing the windows in your home? If you’re looking for new windows for your home, you know shopping for replacement windows can be daunting. However, if your current windows are old and outdated, it’s time to have them replaced. Replacement windows offer many benefits to your home, giving your exterior a fresh new look while also boosting your home’s energy efficiency, helping you save money in the long run. Modern replacement windows can be customized to meet your home’s needs; however, with so many options, how do you know what windows are best for you? Our team of window replacement experts at Window Nation is here to help.

How Do I Know it’s Time to Replace My Windows?

First things first, you need to determine if your windows need to be replaced. For some homeowners, it’s obvious: your windows are warped, damaged, or broken and cannot be easily repaired. However, it might not be as clear cut for other homeowners. Consider how long you’ve lived in your home: if you’ve lived in your home for more than fifteen years and the windows haven’t been upgraded, it might be time to replace them. We recommend walking around your home and inspecting your windows, taking note of any drafts and condensation between the panes. These are signs your windows have lost their energy efficiency, causing your home’s energy consumption to skyrocket. Replacement windows will boost your home’s energy efficiency, helping you save money on your energy bills all year long.

Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency, replacement windows are one of the best places to start. Replacement windows from Window Nation are equipped with premium energy efficiency features to help you save money on your energy bills for years to come. Choose between wood and vinyl windows, each available with double pane and triple pane glass to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Each window comes standard with a Low-E glass coating and top-of-the-line spacer systems to keep your home comfortable year-round. All Window Nation replacement windows are Energy Star certified, making your home more energy efficient for years to come.

Style and Color Options

Replacement windows can give your home a fresh new look. Available in a variety of style and color options, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your home. Our replacement windows are available in eight styles, each custom-built to meet your home’s needs. We offer hundreds of interior and exterior color options to complement your home. You can also customize your windows with add-ons including grids and glass patterns to create the windows of your dreams.

Maintenance

Let’s face it: no one wants to spend their time cleaning and repairing their windows. Replacement windows from Window Nation are low maintenance, keeping cleaning and repairs to a minimum. Our vinyl windows can be cleaned using just warm, soapy water and a sponge. Our replacement windows are also equipped with FlexScreen window screens, allowing for easy cleaning. Should your windows need repairs, your windows will be backed by a lifetime warranty and dedicated customer service team. Your windows will be good as new before you know it!

Safety

One of the most important factors to consider when buying your windows is safety. It’s important to have strong, durable windows to keep your home protected against storms or intruders. Our replacement windows are built using the highest quality materials, keeping your home protected against the elements. All our windows are equipped with safety latches that lock from the inside to give you added peace of mind.

Want to Learn More About our Windows?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows, doors, and siding for your home. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. Schedule your in-home estimate today at WindowNation.com.

Most homeowners look to replace their windows in the Fall to keep their home warm in the winter; however, replacement windows also offer benefits to your home in the summer. Energy usage often spikes during the summer months because your air conditioner is working harder to keep your home cool. Small changes, like installing a programmable thermostat and using ceiling fans to keep temperatures cool offer temporary solutions; however, consider replacing your windows for a more long-term solution. No matter the season, replacement windows will keep your home comfortable year-round.

Why Replace Your Windows in the Summer?

Summer is a perfect time to replace your old, drafty windows with energy efficient windows. Modern windows offer premium energy efficient features to keep the cool air inside your home. Choose from energy efficient vinyl or wood windows, each available in a variety of glass options to keep your home well-insulated. Older windows often come standard with single-pane glass, leaving your home poorly insulated. Consider upgrading to double pane or triple pane glass for better energy efficiency. For the best value, we recommend double pane windows with two panes of glass to keep your home comfortable year-round. However, if you’re looking for maximum energy efficiency, consider triple pane glass which has three panes of glass, blocking 90% of harmful UV rays.

Our window glass is also coated in two layers of Low-E silver oxide coatings for maximum energy efficiency. No matter the style you choose, all Window Nation windows are Energy Star certified, keeping your energy bills low no matter the season.

How will Replacement Windows Help My Home?

Your air conditioner works overtime in the summer to keep your home cool – installing replacement windows will eliminate drafts, keeping the cool air from your air conditioner inside your home. While you may enjoy the cool air in the moment, consider the impact on your energy bills. Cooling costs significantly increase in the summer, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Replacement windows will boost your home’s energy efficiency by eliminating drafts and protecting your home from damaging UV rays.

The benefits extend further than simply eliminating drafts. Let your air conditioner rest on cool summer nights and open your windows – you’ll appreciate the difference turning your AC off for just a few hours will make. Be sure to keep your window coverings closed during the day to prevent the cool air from escaping.

Ready to Start a Home Improvement Project this Summer?

Get relief from the summer heat by replacing your old, drafty windows with modern replacement windows from Window Nation. You’ll enjoy energy efficient benefits that extend beyond the summer months. If you’re looking for a total home makeover, we offer replacement siding and doors to keep your home insulated year-round. All our products are Energy Star certified, so you can feel comfortable knowing you’re saving money on your energy bills for years to come.

If you’re ready to start your home improvement project, schedule an in-home estimate today. Our team will meet with you to discuss your project, providing a quote good for up to six months. To learn more about our energy efficient replacement windows and to schedule your appointment, visit WindowNation.com.

Not-so-fun-fact: the typical American family spends $2,000 a year on their energy bills. Unfortunately, tons of energy and money are wasted through leaky windows, ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems. 

While windows can be one of the most beautiful features of your home, drafty windows can be a burden to your energy bill. According to the Department of Energy, inefficient windows are responsible for 25% of residential heating and cooling energy use. This causes extra strain on your heating and cooling systems – and higher electric bills. 

If your home has old, outdated, consider replacing them with new, energy-efficient windows.

We offer wood and vinyl windows in a variety of style and color options, so you don’t have to sacrifice curb appeal for energy efficiency.  

Our windows are available in two glass options to keep your home feeling comfortable year-round. If you’re looking for maximum value, consider selecting windows with double pane glass. These windows are equipped with two glass panes coated in two layers of Low-E coating, blocking almost 80% of UV rays from the sun.  

Triple pane glass, however, is the best choice for homeowners looking for maximum energy efficiency. Like double pane windows, these windows are equipped with two layers of Low-E coating. However, triple pane windows include a third pane of glass, blocking 90% of UV rays from the sun. 

Window replacement is a major investment, and we understand you may not be ready to start such a large project at this time. If you’re looking for smaller, more manageable ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, consider our tips: 

  1. Install white window shades, drapes or blinds to reflect heat away from the house. 
  2. Study your family’s lighting needs and look for ways to use sensors, dimmers or timers to reduce usage.  
  3. Plug home electronics into power strips and turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use. Even in standby mode, these electronics still use several watts of power. 
  4. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes, and air-dry dishes and laundry. 
  5. Look for ENERGY STAR ® labels on products such as light bulbs, home appliances, and electronics. ENERGY STAR ® products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. 
  6. Clean or replace filters on furnaces and air conditioners once a month or as recommended. 
  7. Consider using a programmable thermostat to control the temperature of your home from the convenience of an app. 
  8. Regularly defrost manual-defrost freezers and refrigerators; frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit. Don’t allow frost to build up more than one-quarter of an inch. 

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an in-home estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and discuss your options so you can find the best fit for your budget. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. If you’re considering financing your project, we also offer budget-friendly deals to help you get the windows of your dreams. When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule your in-home estimate at WindowNation.com 

Asking yourself “Are energy efficient windows worth it?” or “Are double hung windows energy efficient? The answer to both questions is a resounding “Yes!”, so read on for more information on choosing energy efficient double hung windows.

How Windows Affect Energy Efficiency

If you have old windows, they are drafty. When air leaks from the inside out, you consume more energy to keep the home comfortable. By replacing your old with new ones, you will stop air leaks and curb energy consumption.

If you live in an older home, you may have single pane windows where there’s a single pane of glass between your home interior and the outdoors. By selecting triple-pane double hung windows with an argon gas fill, you can triple the protection between indoors and out.

Argon, an inert gas, is less conductive than oxygen, so it keeps heat from passing through the three panes of glass that comprise the window. As you can imagine, this makes new replacement windows much more energy efficient than your current windows.

An optional low-e glass coating prevents the solar heat gain that makes the air conditioner work harder to cool your home. By deflecting UV rays from the house, the low-e coating also protects your art and furniture from the effects of the sun and keeps your home comfortable year round.

Are Energy Efficient Windows Worth It?

Energy Star windows offer twice the energy efficiency as windows manufactured just ten years ago, which means the time is ripe to replace your existing windows. While you will save money and energy with baseline replacement windows, you will enjoy better energy savings if you can purchase mid-range or premium replacement windows, which offer greater insulation and more energy-saving features.

When you replace your existing windows with energy efficient double hung windows, you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • A more comfortable house – Double hung windows create a tight seal with the envelope of the home, reducing air leaks between the inside and outside of the home, which means your home will feel more comfortable throughout the year. No more drafts when you’re sitting by the window!
  • Lower utility bills – When air leaks are reduced, your heating and cooling systems are able to operate efficiently (because cool air isn’t seeping out through drafty windows), which lowers your utility bills.
  • UV protection – You protect your skin from UV rays, but what about your home? Replacement windows with low-E coating block furniture, art, and rugs from fading as a result of UV exposure.
  • Improved safety – The glass used in replacement windows is stronger than the glass used in old windows, which better protects your home from environmental damage and break-ins.
  • Higher resale value – Last but not least, energy efficient upgrades are among the top desired renovations by homebuyers, which means investing in energy efficient windows improves your home’s potential resale value.

The most energy efficient double hung windows come with the Energy Star certification. By choosing these windows, you may be eligible for a tax credit, another perk of making the switch!

As you can see, there are many reasons why our answer to the question,“are double hung windows energy efficient?” is yes. After exploring the benefits of upgrading your windows to energy efficient double hung windows, are you ready to shop for windows? Get a free quote for replacement windows from Window Nation or learn more about our wood and vinyl double hung windows today.

The gas between the panes of your double or triple glazed windows can have a huge impact on your heating and cooling expenses. It is wise to educate yourself on the best energy-efficient windows before buying new ones.

Argon gas is commonly used between the panes because it is colorless and odorless. It is also denser than air, making it better and more efficient as an insulator. Krypton gas, however, is denser than argon gas, providing an even better thermal barrier; but krypton gas can be more expensive and may not provide enough increased efficiency to justify the extra cost. Both argon and krypton gas are nonreactive and naturally occurring.

Much of a homeowner’s expenses come from heating and cooling. When it comes to efficient windows, you will want to look for ENERGY STAR®, because these products are twice as efficient as ordinary windows. To receive this rating, windows are not only thermal efficient, but they also cut down on UV damage in your home. The windows that we offer here at Window Nation are not only excellent windows with advanced window technology that allows you to have the look you want, but they also offer some of the highest energy efficiency ratings available.

Our double pane extreme Low-E glass windows are our most popular windows. They have double pane insulated glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings. They block ultraviolet rays by 80% and are filled with 98.8% argon gas. These double pane windows allow more natural light into your home than the triple pane windows do.

Our ultra triple pane glass windows offer exceptional energy savings and comfort. They have double pane insulated glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings, plus a pane of Low-E glass that enhances the window’s efficiency. They block ultraviolet rays by 90%, and are filled with 99% argon gas. These triple pane windows provide the best comfort for those residing in the home, they insulate from varying temperatures, and they are a good barrier for noise.

Our ultimate triple pane glass windows have one of the best thermal properties for the best efficiency. They block ultraviolet rays by 97% and are filled with 98.8% krypton gas. This window is rated #1 for noise reduction because of the spacer system that is made of 100% polymer structural foam.

So, which ones should you choose? Any window from Window Nation will prove to be beneficial and will cut down on heating and cooling costs. The knowledgeable technicians at Window Nation can help you determine which windows are best for you in your home. Give us a call today and ask about our windows, you can also use our online chat feature. Either way, we look forward to talking with you.

Everyone wants to save money all year round especially for heating or cooling your home. Even though you want to save all year long, it is particularly hard to accomplish during the winter months. Just think about all the heat that you lose from your home every time the door opens. How many times during the day do your kids go in and out? Do they ever just stand in the doorway or just leave the door wide open when they enter? Yeah, I thought so. How about your pets? How often do they need to be let in or let out? Even bringing in the groceries can be problematic when you need to leave the door ajar while your hands are full and you need to get in and out quickly in as few trips as possible. Many of these situations are unavoidable, but having an energy-efficient home is key to lowering your energy costs. To help control costs, you can use these practical energy saving tips in your home this winter:
  • Keep your south-facing curtains open on sunny days
  • Close curtains at night and during cloudy days
  • Dress warmly by bundling up in layers
  • Use lap blankets for the time you spend on the sofa
  • Place throw rugs on cold floors
  • Use ceiling fans clockwise on a low setting for ventilation and airflow
  • Lower your thermostat by 10 degrees at night while you sleep
  • Use flannel sheets and a warm comforter
  • Heat only rooms that are in use
  • Maintain a clean furnace and vents
  • Use a humidifier and houseplants to add moisture to the air
  • Make sure your home is well insulated
  • Use exhaust fans sparingly
  • Use foam weather stripping for your doors
One area of your home that can lose a lot of heat is your windows. You really need energy efficient windows in order to get the most savings all year long as you cool and heat your home. Window Nation may be the answer to your old drafty window problems. We can install new windows any time of year, even when it is freezing outside. When you are ready to stop losing heat from your windows, you can give us a call. A professional installer from Window Nation will put your windows in quickly and without allowing a lot of heat loss during the process. They will be professional and let you know if there are obstacles that might slow the process, such as snow. You won’t need to worry about the caulking or adhesive as they use products that work for every season. And, here’s some great news. More people choose fall and spring to have windows installed, which frees up the experienced installers at Window Nation to get to your window job this winter in an extremely timely fashion. Call today and get your free in-home estimate and professional install to start saving money this winter.

When you think about replacing the windows on your home with new vinyl windows, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, nothing comes to mind. Why should it? All you know is that you want something that will replace those old warped or broken windows, and you want something that is going to add to the beauty of your home. But, even though we manufacture all of our vinyl windows with multi-million-dollar robotic systems, and guarantee the best quality available, we understand that vinyl replacement windows aren’t for everyone. So, here are the pros and cons of getting vinyl. You decide.

PROS

  • Lower energy bills. This material keeps its shape when temperatures heat up or cool down. That means they’re not going to warp and lose their seal. We also use the highest quality materials in our windows and give options for triple pane glass to resist heat transfer. If you’re looking to have windows that will save you money on your heating and cooling bills, vinyl is the way to go.

  • Easy maintenance. There is no beating vinyl when it comes to easy maintenance. These windows swing out, flip down, and pull out for fast easy cleaning. If you’ve ever tried to clean third story windows, you know how great this feature is.

  • Durable. Once again, resistance to heat and cold is what makes this material shine. As the years pass, vinyl windows will hold their shape.

CONS

  • Fewer options. Even though we offer more of a selection than most window companies with 5 different window options, 10 different glass options, and over 50 color options, there really is no competing with wood when it comes to variety. If you’re looking for a specific style of trim, vinyl may not be right for you.

  • What you have is what you have. If you’re the kind of person who likes change, vinyl may not be the right fit for you. Unlike wood frames, most vinyl is not paintable. That means you’re not going to be able to mix things up every few months like you can with wood.

When you need durable windows that will save you money on your energy bills, are easy to clean, and will give you decades of reliable use, vinyl is the way to go. At Window Nation we make the choice even easier by giving you a wide option of colors and features to fit your vision, and your budget. Take a look at our double hung, venting, sliders, bays, and bows and see which of these styles fit your needs–or custom order a specialty shape for a picture window or unique opening. We’ll work with you to get the perfect windows that you’ll be happy with for years.