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.

 

 

Every winter you lose money. Your home needs to be filled with heat to keep the cold out, and that heat costs money to generate. It doesn’t matter what resource you buy to create that heat: electricity, oil, gas, wood, coal, or something else; you’re spending your hard-earned money to fill your house with heat. You’re probably acutely aware of this fact because it hurts to spend money to create heat, doesn’t it? This may have even prompted you to trade your oil furnace in for a wood stove or switch over to gas instead of using electricity. It only makes sense. It is easy to see that buying something that will help you spend less is a good thing. But there is another factor involved. A factor that is much harder to see and truly understand. When you pump heat into your home, it doesn’t stay there. It leaks out. Let’s take a look at this.
 
Imagine the worst possible scenario. A group of guys come over to your home and remove all of the insulation from your wall voids and attic spaces. What would that do to your energy bills? They’d go through the roof, wouldn’t they?
 
It is easy to see in a big example like this, that keeping that heat inside is good for your bottom line. You probably save yourself thousands of dollars a year because you have insulation in your walls and attic spaces, but would that insulation be worth it if it only saved you $500 a year? Of course it would. That’s money in your pocket. That’s movie night with the kids, dinner out with your spouse, and a whole host of other fun things. Having insulation to hold all that precious heat inside is worth it. Not to mention the fact that living in a drafty house is miserable.
 
If you have old, leaky windows, it is like throwing money right out those windows. When heat escapes, you have to pay to replace it. Keep more heat in your home with ENERGY STAR® certified windows from Window Nation. Our Extreme Low- E coated windows reflect infrared light back into your home, instead of allowing it to pass through. Plus, our double and triple pane glass holds gas in between each pane to resist the transfer of heat. Every dollar saved is one more dollar you have to spend on things you want to spend your money on.
 
When you have new windows installed from Window Nation, you don’t just get a beautiful new look to your home and the added convenience new windows can bring, you also reduce heat loss and pay out less to those energy companies. Get in touch today and start putting all that lost money into your pockets instead of into theirs.
Have you ever heard the term “establishing shot?” It is the first camera shot in a movie scene that introduces you to what is about to happen. The camera is fixed on a jib arm and held up above the city, or farm, or whatever the scene will be, and is slowly lowered down. What does this do? It establishes what you, the viewer, are about to see. It lets you know if you’re in the future, the present, or some old western town in the past. If you’re in the Old West it will tell you where the scene is going to take place. Will you start off in a saloon, on a prairie farm, at the site of a Chinese railroad camp–or something more exotic? Besides telling you where the characters are going to be, the establishing shot tells you what time of day it is. If it is early in the morning there is an expectation of a long journey. If it is night, there is a possibility of dangerous events. The establishing shot can tell you volumes about what to expect, and also begin the mystery that is about to unfold. Folks like Spielberg, Coppola, and Cameron use these scenes to create breathtaking worlds we want to live in.
 
Believe it or not, entry doors have the same effect. They speak volumes about your style and invite the viewer to want to live in this world you’ve created. They are your establishing shot.
 
What are you establishing? What do you want people to know about you? Are you a little bit country or are you a little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Do you want visitors to see that you are elegant or sophisticated? Then you may want a door with stylized glass in the center. Do you want to appear powerful and strong? Then more wood surface and thin glass borders could do the trick. At Window Nation, we don’t just help you get an entry door that will provide better energy savings, better security, and better rot resistance, we are looking for the perfect door that describes who you are, and complements the theme of your home.
 
We could go on and on about how our doors are Energy Star compliant and that you’ll save a ton on your energy bills. We could explain the details of our water infiltration testing, how a sprinkle of rain can get around an improperly sealed door, and how our doors and installation prevent your home from being damaged by water; but when it comes right down to it, we earned the 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award because our customers fall in love with their new entry doors. Our high ratings at Guild Quality and our award for The Best of Houzz are because we give customers the doors that make an impression.
 
When you’re ready to give your home a facelift, give us a call. At Window Nation, we’re in the business of getting the perfect “establishing shot” and making people happy.