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However, if you have an old, outdated entry door, it might not be worth repairing.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!

Do you worry about crime? Is the city you grew up in a little scarier than it was when you were a child? Do you take greater precautions to protect your home and your family? It makes sense. It isn’t as safe as it once was.

There are many things that can make a home more secure. It could be something as simple as adding a light in your driveway to deter petty theft or damage to your automobiles. Or it could be something complex, like installing a security system, complete with 24-hour surveillance cameras that watch every inch of your property. Strong, secure doors, fall somewhere in between.

It is not surprising that your front door is called a “front entryway.” It is the perfect “way” for criminals to gain “entry” into your home. Your goal should be to make sure they have a difficult time doing that–at least enough time for the authorities to arrive.

If you have an old door, or doors, an upgrade will improve the security of your home. Old doors come with old technologies. While you may have a steel door that can withstand an impressive amount of damage, the locking system may be surprisingly easy to break. All it may take is a strong kick for someone to get into your home.

At Window Nation, we understand how important safety is. That is why we put an emphasis on manufacturing and selling doors that are strong and secure. Here are two of the ways we do that.

  • Window Nation doors can come in steel or fiberglass. Both of these materials are incredibly strong. Our steel doors are 20-gauge galvanized steel that can take a beating. And we put in 49% more steel in than you’ll find in a consumer-grade door.

  • The lock block is where our doors really show their strength. Our steel doors come with a rigid composite lock block and a 20-gauge security plate. Those bad guys are going to have a hard time breaking this door lock. And our fiberglass doors have a multi-point locking system that is impact-resistant and amazingly strong. This will keep that criminal element out.

A dangerous incident can happen in a matter of seconds. Strong, secure doors will give you the time you need to react. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new entry door to increase the beauty of your home, why not get a door you can trust to keep you safe as well?

At Window Nation, we have a wide selection of doors which all come with security features that will keep your home secure and your family safer. Learn more today by reaching out to one of our knowledgeable online agents. They’ll help you get the information you need to make your new entry door the perfect upgrade.

When thinking about a new door upgrade for your home, there are some benefits that are obvious. If your current door is warping, chipping, or damaged in some other way, it is easy to wrap your head around how a new entry door will improve your life. If your current door has a frame that is really beginning to show its age, it is easy to see that a new door will provide a lot more security. It also makes sense that your new entry door is going to add a whole new look to the front of your home and make you fall in love with your home all over again. But, there is a benefit to purchasing a new entry door for your home that most people miss.
Do you put plastic over your windows when the temperatures begin to drop? Why is that? It’s to keep the heat in and those sub-zero temperatures out. You also do it because you know that there is a ton of heat going out those windows, especially if your windows are over 10 years old. When heat goes out, your energy bills go up, and the money you were looking to spend on something fun goes right out those windows.
Have you ever heard of anyone putting plastic on their doors? That would make it a little difficult to get in and out, wouldn’t it? But, those doors can be almost as leaky as those windows. Not just around the edges, but right through the wood or steel. If you have old doors on your home, you’re losing money.
Saving money on our energy bills is not what most of us think of as a benefit for putting in a new entry door, but it’s true. At Window Nation, our doors come with a polyurethane core that gives our doors a superior energy efficiency rating. Whether you purchase a steel or a fiberglass door, your new entry door is going to hold your heat in. When you hold the heat in, you hold your money in, right where you want it, in your pocket.
Here are a few more hidden benefits you probably don’t know about:
  • All of our doors are tested to withstand heat so that your new doors don’t warp, bend or crack.
  • Our frames are rot resistant. That means no service callbacks to fix insect-damaged door frames.
  • Our doors have the most advanced defense systems to make sure your home is safe.
  • With Window Nation you always get industry-leading service and installation.
 If you are ready to enjoy all the benefits of a new entry door, give us a call. Your Window Nation agent is looking forward to guiding you through the creative process–to make sure you get a custom door you will love for years to come.

Are you thinking about a home improvement? It can be hard to decide what is a good investment and what is not. Thankfully, the folks over at the Remodeling website have done the legwork for you. Their site compares the average cost for 36 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale. Their data is drawn from 102 U.S. markets, and easily navigable on their site. But before you bounce over there, take a look at this quick break down.

What is a good investment?

Obviously, your first concern is going to be: Will this add to the quality of my life? But somewhere in your decision process you should also consider whether or not you’re going to get a return on your money. Let’s see if we can satisfy both of these criteria.

A bad investment.

When it comes to whether or not a home improvement will add quality to your life, only you can say. But when you look at the raw financial data, there are good investments and there are bad investments. On the bottom of the list are improvements like home office remodel, sunroom addition, bathroom addition, backup power generator and master suite addition. These may add to your quality of life, but they’re not going to give you a very good return on your investment. In the Cleveland area a typical bathroom addition will cost you $40,392. What do you get for your money? Well, besides the fact that you don’t have to wait to get in a bathroom, you will generally add to the value of your home by about $20,392. That’s pretty good, right? Your home is now worth $20,392 more. Yes, but you lost $20,000 in the deal. That is a lot of cash to pay for the convenience of having another bathroom.

A good investment.

What does the Remodeling Cost vs. Value report say is the best value for your home? No matter where you live, a new entry door is the best bang for your buck. In Cleveland it will give you a 86.3% return on your investment! Not only that, a new entry door will add value to your life. Every day when you come home from work you will be greeted by that beautiful entry way, and it will remind you that all your hard work has been worth it. You can’t put a price on that kind of positive reinforcement.

Getting a new entry door is also one of the least expensive ways to improve the value of your home. It even beats out garage door replacement as the most inexpensive home repair on the list.

If you haven’t looked at entry doors recently, take a peek at all of the incredible styles Window Nation has available for your Cleveland home. This is one home improvement that makes sense.

When we look at something that appeals to us, there is an emotional reaction. Whether we realize it or not, visual esthetics affects our emotional state. For you, it might be a batch of vibrant tulips or the cascading green leaves of a perennial vine. Or, it may be the newly polished skin of a cherry red 66 Corvette. When your eyes see something they like, it produces a response.

It is funny how few of us put an emphasis on our entry doors. Think about it. After you’ve had a long day at work, what is the first thing you see when you get home? What welcomes you back to your fortress of solitude? What reminds you that all that work is worth it?

Your entry door is also what greets family and friends, and invites them to stay. It’s character and design speaks of who you are and what they can expect to find inside. It is an outward affection but reveals who you are on the inside: sophisticated, charming, quaint, rustic, friendly, etc. Your entry door is a representation of who you are.

How about the practical? Your entry door is also what keeps the heat inside your home in the winter and the cold inside during those hot summer days. When you have an entry door that seals properly, it pays for itself. A solid front door also means: protection and safety. Your entry door keeps the bad people out–and there is no price you can put on that.

So, which should you get? The clear winner continues to be fiberglass. It has the durability and strength of a steel door, resists dents, has five times the insulation value of wood, and comes in an amazing selection of styles. Though steel doors require little maintenance, are less expensive and energy efficient, they are easily dented, can rust when scratched, and can chip if painted.

When it comes to choosing the right door for your home, don’t be afraid to go the extra mile. Get the exact style that gives you that happy feeling in your belly, and choose the door that will stand the test of time. Fiberglass doors will save you money on your energy bill, resist water damage, and continue to look as beautiful as the day you purchased them from the showroom.

If you live in the Philadelphia area, visit Window Nation’s showroom and find the perfect entry door for your home. Right now, you could be letting the cost of a beautiful new entry door pass right through–or under–your current door. Fiberglass entry doors pay for themselves. Give your home a facelift. You’ll be amazed how it will make you feel.

First impressions are important. Well, the first thing that most people focus on when coming to your home is your front door. Believe it or not, your front door can say more about you than you think. From its size to its color, you may be revealing more about yourself than you know! Here are list of the more popular door colors and what the color could be telling others about you!

A red front door has commonly put forth a welcoming message. Red is the color of passion and love. It tells visitors and onlookers that you are welcoming them in. There are many shades of red, and using any of them will certainly tell everyone that you aren’t afraid to stand out on the block.

Blue is a tranquil color. Painting your front door any shade of this calm color says that your home is your sanctuary. This calm and relaxing color tells of the serenity within the walls of your home. If you desire a bit more privacy, but are still in search of the peace that blue offers, use a darker shade to give a sense of solitude.

A yellow front door portrays mental clarity, wisdom, confidence and understanding. This is usually the door color of the pack leader. The color yellow is a reflection of the natural joy and energy of the sun. Making your entrance door a reflection of the sun is a great way to add a ray of happiness to all who enter.

White has traditionally been used to represent purity, virtue and serenity. Using it as the color on your front door is no different. A clean and crisp white front door tells everyone that you are neat, organized and clean.

A black door is a timeless look. Black lets everyone know that you are not easily swayed by fads and passing styles. Black can be used to signify power and strength. Often homes of authoritative figures have black doors.

Green is a natural reflection of the world around you. A front door that is green sends a message of health, tranquility, harmony and safety. Some may say that your door says that you are concerned about your community and its values.

Whether your front door is green, blue, yellow, white, black or red, it is certainly telling a story. Let that story be one that reflects you, your home and your family. If you need to replace your front door, then search no further than Window Nation. With a huge variety of steel and fiberglass entrance doors, you are sure to find one that suits your style.

Have you heard of Super Spacer® energy efficient glass? At Window Nation, this is one of our more popular choices in replacement windows. Super Spacer® windows offer many benefits for your Maryland, D.C., Virginia or Ohio home and you can get them through the pros at Window Nation! Here are just a few of the many reasons to choose Super Spacer® for your next window installation:

  1. Super Spacer® is an insulating and energy efficient glass system

  2. The edge spacers of these windows are made of all-foam construction with zero metal, giving them low conductivity. No other window spacers on the market today can offer this claim!

  3. Super Spacer® is made of 100% polymer structural foam. It creates thermal efficiency through no presence of conductive materials.

  4. The no metal formula of these edge spacers block the heat escape path, providing one of the best thermal performances in the industry.

  5. Mold and condensation are a thing of the past with Super Spacer®; it provides comfortable humidity levels with a multi-layer vapor barrier and acrylic adhesive.

  6. Super Spacer® windows are made with Thermoset Spacer (TSS®) technology. This technology makes certain that the spacer will not expand or contract due to weather extremes; the spacers will maintain its structural integrity by returning to its original shape.

  7. Not only are these windows Energy Star® rated, but they are durable, which means that your windows will remain thermally-efficient and free from condensation for many years to come.

If you are looking for exceptional windows at affordable prices that are delivered and installed with service excellence, look no further than Window Nation. If you simply want to browse our countless options, you can visit one of our many showroom locations. If you would like to speak to a representative about replacement windows, vinyl siding or entry door systems, please give us a call today. The professionals at Window Nation offer a huge selection of windows and we provide service excellence so you are certain to be happy with every step of your window installation. Contact us today for more information on any of the windows or other services we offer.

This is the time of year when everyone starts preparing for the holiday season. With Christmas still more than a month away and Thanksgiving only a week away, there is a lot you need to consider to prepare your home for the holiday visitors that will be descending on you soon! The professionals at Window Nation in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Ohio would like to offer you some helpful tips to prepare your home for the coming holiday season and the guests that will be joining you for your holiday festivities.

Make sure that your home is prepared for visitors that may arrive in the evening hours. It gets dark very early this time of year, so making sure that all the exterior lights around your home are working is a very good idea to help keep visitors safe. If you have a walkway into your home that has any steps or rocks, have lights installed around the pathway to make sure your visitors don’t trip while coming into your home.

Prepare your living area by cleaning up clutter and dusting, making sure to dust in the high corners of rooms to remove any cobwebs that have appeared. You should also schedule a professional carpet cleaning this time of year to make sure your carpet is looking clean and fresh for when your visitors arrive.

Have your windows professionally cleaned as well. This is something you should have done once a year- windows both inside and out should have a good clean.

Make sure that your guest bedrooms are fully stocked with whatever your guests may need. A wall mirror, fresh towels and fresh bed linens are all things that should be present in your guest bedroom.

Once your home is prepared for the holidays, you can start thinking about the more important things like all the gift buying you still need to do and then the all-important holiday meal planning!

The window installation experts at Window Nation would like to wish you all a joyous holiday season and for all of your replacement windows, siding and entry door system needs, contact Window Nation today! We can provide replacement windows in Virginia to suit your home and style that will last you for years to come. Visit our showrooms in Baltimore, DC Metro, Cleveland and Canton to see the many window, siding and door options we can provide for your home.

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.