After years of living in your home, you may notice your entry doors are beginning to show signs of wear-and-tear. Left unrepaired, your doors might become drafty or difficult to open and close. You’re then faced with the difficult decision to repair or replace your doors – while it might seem easier to repair the damage yourself, is it really worth it in the long run? The home improvement experts at Window Nation have some tips to help guide your decision:

Should I Repair or Replace My Entry Doors?

It can be difficult to determine whether you should repair or replace your entry door. Some issues, like drafts or leaks, can be easily fixed with weatherstripping and caulk. If your issue is cosmetic, you could simply make a trip to the local home improvement store and add a fresh coat of paint.

However, if you have an old, outdated entry door, it might not be worth repairing. Sure, you might be saving money now by making basic repairs, but are you really saving money in the long run? You’re most likely going to have to make more repairs in the future, costing you hundreds of dollars every year. It might not seem like much money at first, but over time, the costs will add up and you could end up spending hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars to make repairs. Why continue to waste money when you could simply upgrade your old entry door to a modern fiberglass or steel entry door from Window Nation?

Why Choose Entry Doors from Window Nation?

At Window Nation, we offer so much more than replacement windows. We’re proud to offer high quality replacement entry doors to meet your home improvement needs. Choose between fiberglass and steel doors, each available in a variety of style and color options to compliment your home. Each of our doors can be customized with decorative glass options to give your home the curb appeal boost it needs. You’ll also enjoy added security thanks to a multi-point locking system standard on all entry doors.

If your current entry doors are drafty, consider choosing a fiberglass or steel entry door. Each of our doors is engineered to have an airtight seal, virtually eliminating drafts. Our doors are also equipped with a polyurethane core to keep your home comfortable no matter the season. If your door has glass, each pane will be coated in a Low-E glaze to boost your home’s energy efficiency. No matter the door you choose, you can feel comfortable knowing our doors are durable, built to withstand the harshest weather conditions.

What About My Patio Doors?

If you notice your patio doors are also looking a little worse-for-wear, we also offer French doors and sliding glass doors to meet your home improvement needs. Our sliding glass doors will enhance your home while keeping maintenance to a minimum. If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your home, our French doors will do the trick. Available in many style and color combinations, you’ll enjoy the view for years to come.

Ready to Start Your Project?

When you choose Window Nation for your entry door replacement project, you can feel comfortable knowing you’re working with an experienced team who will guide you through the process from start to finish. When you schedule your in-home estimate, our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your options and provide you a quote good for up to six months. We also offer Energy Star certified siding and replacement windows to give your home the energy efficiency boost it needs. Schedule your in-home estimate today!

Over the past few months, you may have noticed areas of your home that need improvement. One area to focus on? Your entry door. Entry doors withstand more damage than you realize. Wear-and-tear from everyday use can cause your door to age quickly, particularly if your door is builder-grade or original to your home. Take time to assess your door, noting any signs of wear. If your door is warped or difficult to open, it may be time to replace it. If you’re looking to start an entry door replacement project, consider Window Nation. We offer more than just windows – our entry doors are high-quality and affordable, custom built to meet your home’s needs.

Variety of Style and Color Options

A new entry door from Window Nation will give your home the makeover it needs. Available in over 70 style and color options, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your home. Our entry doors are available in both steel and fiberglass, custom-built to meet your home’s unique needs.

Choose a color that perfectly matches your home’s exterior or make a bold statement with a brightly colored door. We also offer over 30 decorative glass options, allowing you to create a door custom-made to fit your home. No matter the style you choose, a new entry door from Window Nation will give your home a much-needed update.

Energy Efficiency Boost

When you choose replacement entry doors from Window Nation, you can feel comfortable knowing your doors are Energy Star certified, saving you money on your energy bills year-round. We offer both fiberglass and steel entry doors to meet your home’s needs. Our fiberglass doors offer five times more energy efficiency than typical wood doors thanks to its special foam core. Steel entry doors also feature the same polyurethane core in addition to a special bulb and blade sweep, virtually eliminating drafts from your home. All entry doors from Window Nation are tested to ensure they withstand extreme weather conditions, keeping your home protected from intense summer heat and storms.

Added Security

Your front door is the main entrance point into your home, and we understand nothing is more important than protecting your family and valuables from intruders. Our entry doors offer premium security features to keep your home safe. Each style comes with its own special security features, allowing you to choose the best fit for your home. Steel entry doors offer a 20-gauge security plate and a rigid composite lock block for added security. Our fiberglass entry doors also offer a multi-point locking system, adding extra stability and enhanced performance to your door. All Window Nation doors are specially constructed to prevent rust and corrosion build-up for years of worry-free operation.

Ready to Start Your Project?

When you choose Window Nation for your entry door replacement project, you can feel comfortable knowing you’re working with an experienced team who will guide you through the process from start to finish. When you schedule your in-home estimate, our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your options and provide you a quote good for up to six months. We also offer Energy Star certified siding and replacement windows to give your home the energy efficiency boost it needs. Schedule your in-home estimate today!

Nothing makes your home feel a little newer than a little home improvement. Whether it is something small or something big, home improvements can make that old house feel new and exciting. As we get ready to wind down another year, we’d like to give you some ideas that could really help make your home new and exciting:

  1. A small change that makes a big difference. You would be amazed what a simple change can do to spruce things up. A coat of paint on the kitchen cabinets, flower pots added to the edges of your front steps, rug applied to the stairs that lead to the second floor, new fixtures in the bathroom, or some other DIY project that doesn’t require a lot of materials or time can make something old feel like something new.
  2. More light and more life. If you’re looking to make a change that is a little more permanent, a new garden window installed in the kitchen is the perfect way to go. A garden window extrudes from your home, offering a space to put plants, flowers, decorative glass, and other decor. It will also bring a lot more light into your kitchen.
  3. Something practical. Replacement windows are a way to make the interior and exterior of your home more beautiful, but they’re also a practical upgrade. With new double or triple pane glass, you’ll keep more heat inside during the winter months, and more cool air inside during the summer. New windows are easier to clean on all levels of your home, even the top floor, and if you live in the city, you’ll really hear the difference new windows will make in noise reduction.
  4. Something flashy. The most cost-effective way to beautify a home is by adding a new entry door, but it is a change everyone will notice. Though a new front door retains its value and adds to your equity, what you’ll notice most is how that new door makes you feel every time you return home from work.
  5. A complete facelift. Adding new siding to a home is like buying a new house. Sure, you’ll immediately benefit from the energy savings and protection it will give your exterior walls, but this is an investment that will feel a whole lot bigger than what you paid for it.

The five-time Angie’s List Super Service Award Winning team here at Window Nation can help you find the best upgrade for your budget. Sign up today for a free, no-obligation, in-home, estimate. And, happy home improving!

 

*This blog originally published on December 28th, 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information available. 

We all have a to-do list – usually a pretty lengthy one, and while some things get checked off fairly quickly, others, well, just don’t.  A lot of times as homeowners we put off home improvements that we know should be done. One such thing might be replacing that drafty door.  Last winter you felt the cold air coming in around it and promised yourself that in the spring you would get it replaced. Then spring and summer came and went. Now, it is almost winter and you are starting to feel that cold air once again!
 
While you may be thinking that you have lost your chance to replace that door until spring comes back around, let the pros at Window Nation assure you that you haven’t!  We understand how that to-do list can be quite lengthy and that things can get pushed to the bottom. That is why we offer year-round installation services.  No matter what the season, we can install new doors to make sure that you and your family will be comfortable all year long!
 
Window Nation has a large variety of custom energy efficient steel or fiberglass doors that can be designed to meet the style and functionality needs of any home.  Along with being able to choose from steel or fiberglass construction you can pick from 75 styles, 35 glass options, and 40 colors and stains, the combinations are endless;  and just so you don’t get overwhelmed, our experts are here to help walk you through the entire process making it as stress free as possible!  
 
No matter which material or style that you choose to create your new custom entry door, there is one thing that you can be certain of – drafts will be a thing of the past.  All entry doors at Window Nation meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® criteria, meaning that they will save energy, money, and benefit everyone.  
 
After finally crossing off ‘replacing your drafty entry door’ from your to-do list, you will find that not only will your home have a new look, but your energy bill will look better too.  You should notice that both your heating and cooling bills will decrease. This means that overtime, the door will pay for itself!
 
Now that you know all the benefits of installing new entry doors, and that your old drafty door can be replaced at any time of the year- even in the winter, why not cross it off your to-do list today?  Call the experts at Window Nation for more information, or to start the process of replacing your drafty entry doors with one of our premium entry door systems!

When it comes to choosing replacement windows, it’s important to choose the right windows for your particular needs. It’s also very important to choose the right window installation experts to make sure the windows are installed correctly, just as the manufacturer has specified. When you choose Window Nation for your replacement windows, you get a world of options. Whether you are looking for casement windows, sliding windows, venting windows, double hung windows or even bay windows, we have many different styles, materials and colors to choose from! We offer some of the highest quality window brands, including:

 

  • Pella

  • Bainbridge Plus Windows

  • Barrington Windows

  • Elements Windows

  • Imperial LS Windows

  • Magnum Windows

  • Vytex Windows

  • Envision Premium Window System

 

If you are interested in replacement windows for your home and experts to install these windows, the professionals at Window Nation would like to be your first choice in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Ohio. For more information on the replacement window options we offer in your area, visit one of our showrooms in your region. We can show you many of the options we offer and help you choose windows to suit your home, your style and your budget!

 

At Window Nation, all our windows are installed within the strict guidelines of the InstallationMasters™ training and certification program. Every installation team is lead by a factory trained Certified Installer, so you know that your replacement window installation will be done correctly. We take great care to make sure you understand the window installation process and work carefully, making sure we protect your property during the installation process. We don’t just want to replace your old and drafty windows; we strive to provide a stress-free replacement window experience.

 

For replacement windows, expert installation and a no worry limited lifetime warranty* (*Limited lifetime warranty will vary by manufacturer and may provide exclusions. Window Nation carries window models from several manufacturers and all warranties are available upon request), choose the professionals at Window Nation. And if you are in need of new vinyl siding, secure entry door systems, French doors, sliding glass doors or storm doors, please contact us at any one of our locations.