There is no doubt that vinyl siding is a fantastic upgrade for any building. This low-cost siding comes in many colors, textures, and styles, and is practically maintenance free, resistant to moisture, strong enough to last for decades, and awesome at cutting energy bills down to size. But, vinyl isn’t perfect. Nothing ever is. The wrong replacement siding can have you dealing with frustrating issues like fading, buckling, yellowing, and rainwater getting in behind the siding. While these problems can be fixed, they are a headache you don’t have to live with. When you choose reinforced siding, you’ll get all of the benefits of vinyl, plus a whole lot more.

STRONGER THAN VINYL

When you look at a sheet of reinforced siding, the first thing you will notice is that it is much more rigid than standard vinyl siding. Our reinforced siding gets its rigidity from a tri-beam construction that promotes strength through the entire product. On your home, that extra strength will help to prevent uneven walls and buckling. It is also 5 times more impact resistant than traditional siding. You’re not going to have to worry about hail, sleet, and strong winds damaging this siding!

BETTER THAN WOOD

If you want the look of real wood cedar siding, without all of the drawbacks that come with it, like splitting, peeling, or wood rot, than you’re going to love reinforced vinyl siding. And, unlike wood, you’re not going to have to paint this siding every time you turn around. The color process used to make our reinforced siding goes right through the panels and keeps it looking beautiful.

KEEPS HEAT IN

Reinforced siding comes with superior insulating qualities. The contouring foam on the back of each panel has graphite particles that help slow down the transfer of heat. That means your energy bills are going to be lower, and your home is going to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

KEEPS WATER OUT

The reinforced siding our certified installers apply is 500% more breathable than other insulating systems and is built to prevent moisture retention. This will protect your home from all of the issues that moisture can cause, like fungal decay, cracking edges, buckling panels, and more. When the heavy winds rip across your exterior walls and the rain beats against them, you won’t have to worry with this siding option.

BUILT TO HOLD ON TIGHT

It is amazing what mother nature can do to vinyl siding when the right conditions occur. High winds, sleet, ice, snow, hail, and heavy rains can do a number on vinyl siding. That’s why we use reinforced siding with a double rolled over nailing hem. This is the most secure method for attaching vinyl panels, and will give your siding what it needs to resist almost anything mother nature will throw at it, including seasonal contraction and expansion.

PEST CONTROL

When choosing new siding, most people don’t think about all of the bugs that will be trying to get in through that siding; but they should. Bugs can destroy the wood of your home and find tiny cracks to get in and build their nests inside your wall voids. The product we use comes with built-in pest control agents that will help your walls stay protected and help you reduce costs for professional pest control.

LOOKS BETTER THAN REGULAR VINYL SIDING

Since this siding has a rich wood look, it seems only fitting that it should be built to show as few seams as possible. You may be able to get a similar wood appearance with standard vinyl siding, but reinforced siding comes in 16-foot lengths, instead of 12-foot lengths, reducing seams by 33%.

GLADIATOR XL REINFORCED VINYL SIDING

At Window Nation, we don’t just sell reinforced vinyl siding; we exclusively sell Gladiator XL siding. We believe that Gladiator XL siding with its custom Fullback® Insulation backing is the best vinyl siding money can buy.

Schedule a free, no obligation, in-home estimate to find out if this is the upgrade for you.

When it comes to choosing new siding for your home, the choices can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of options out there. And siding is going to be an investment; so you want to make sure you get it right the first time. Let’s take a quick look at some of the options you can choose for your home, and see if we can simplify things a bit.

STYLES

What style of home are you looking to remodel? Do you have a quaint Cape Cod, or is it more of a traditional looking Victorian? Are you updating siding for a rustic Ranch style home, or does your house have more of a French Country style to it? The type of home you have may have a lot to do with what style of siding your choose. Or, you may just decide to do something no one has ever done before.

Clap Board is probably the most recognizable siding in the United States. This is because it isn’t just attractive, it is easy to install and great at keeping water from getting in. If you’re looking for something tried and true, this is definitely the way to go.

Dutch Lap is the perfect choice if you’re looking to give your home a rustic, log home appearance. From a distance, the curved “reveal” on this siding looks a little bit like stacked logs, but this is not log cabin siding. This siding option is going to give a country look with a touch of opulence.

Shingles are considered by many to be uniquely American in their style, since this style was quite popular in New England at the end of the 19th century, and many homes are still adorned with them today. It is also a siding option that says, “rich,” because only families that were well off could afford to have this type of siding.

Scallop siding, also called fish scale, is a great option if you want to add a traditional elegance and a unique originality to your home. This is also a siding style that is often used as an accent for other styles. It is perfect for breaking horizontal patterns and adding character.

Board and Batten is a versatile style that can be used in a modern design or give the look of barn boards to a rustic design. Whether you need something contemporary, or decidedly country, board and batten can get the job done. Use it alone or as an accent for other styles.

MATERIALS

Wood is a material option almost everyone loves the look of. It definitely has classic appeal. But it is an option that comes with some drawbacks. It is more susceptible to insect and water damage, requires periodic painting or staining, is not fire resistant, and is not going to do well in a dry climate.

Metal is the material to us if you’re looking for a unique look, fire resistance, mold resistance, low cost, and something that will be fairly low on maintenance. But be aware that aluminum is prone to being dented, and many people associate this material with metal sheds and trailers–and, sadly, that is a hard stereotype to break free of.

Vinyl is the least expensive and most versatile material option available, and it comes in an impressive selection of colors and styles. In fact, all of the styles mentioned above can be purchased in vinyl. It also has the benefit of easy maintenance, insulation, and the ability to look like real wood. It is not without its drawbacks. While the fact that this material doesn’t require re-painting every 5 years, and that is definitely a positive for some people, you’re going to have to live with the color you select for your vinyl siding. Fortunately, there are tons of colors to choose from.

Fiber is the perfect choice if you need durability, fairly low maintenance, and high quality. But, that quality is going to cost you a little extra. You’re also going to have to do some maintenance if you have fiber. Unlike vinyl, the color applied to fiber isn’t through the entire material. So it will require some touch ups now and then. But, on a positive note, you can paint fiber if you feel like switching up the colors on your home.

If you’ve been thinking about a facelift for your home and you’d like more information about siding options and styles, let us know. We’d be happy to schedule a free in-home estimate and get you started on your way to a beautiful new look for your home.

If you’ve been thinking about getting beautiful French doors for your home, we would like to compliment you on your choice. French doors are as useful as they are elegant, and make an incredible improvement to any home. Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll get from having French doors installed.

Access: We can talk all day long about how aesthetically pleasing French doors are, but the most important benefit is found in their functionality, so let’s talk about that first. When you have French doors installed, you’re adding doors that are going to allow you to really open your house up when you want to. Whether you need an access point to bring large items into your home or you just want to have a spacious entry point during parties and family gatherings, French doors are the way to go.

View: Your new French doors come with a wide selection of window options. But, the best view is no glass at all. When you swing your French doors open, you can really open up the inside of your home to all of the beautiful nature that is just outside. This can make a small interior feel incredibly spacious.

Light: When your doors are closed, you still have a view, but more than that, you have all of that wonderful light coming in. Nothing warms an interior of a home and brings colors to life like natural light. If you replace a window with French doors, not only will you be adding an entry point, you’ll be adding a whole lot more light.

Equity: When you add French doors to your home, you add value to your home. French doors breathe life into any room and give access to exterior areas. For a potential buyer, this type of amenity can seal the deal.

Savings: The French doors we sell meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® criteria. So, if you decide to replace an old, leaky window, or an old sliding glass door, you could be putting money into your pocket. And, who doesn’t love more money in their pocket?

Versatility: French doors can be used to give open access from interior spaces to exterior patios, porches, decks, balconies, and more. But, they’re also great for connecting two interior rooms to each other. If you want the versatility to have a small space turn into a giant space, these doors are perfect!

For more information, or to schedule a free, no-obligation, in-home estimate by one of our trained service professionals–not a salesperson–reach out to us today. At Window Nation, we don’t just know windows. We know doors. And, we know how to get the perfect doors to fit your home and your budget.

With all the pomp and circumstance befitting a king, the Olympic torch, and all the athletes, filtered into Maracanã Stadium and RIO has arrived! The opening ceremony didn’t disappoint, and neither are the American athletes. As of this posting, American athletes have collected a whopping 32 medals –11 of them GOLD!! – And they lead the medal count by a large margin!

Michael Phelps didn’t disappoint in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay as they glided to Gold victory! What a race! And how about Ginny Thrasher? What a fabulous way for America to obtain that coveted first Gold medal with this relative newcomer. This amazing teen shooter took home the top honors in the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition and won the hearts of America in the process. Nope, these Olympic Games are not going to disappoint!

And there’s more to come. Are you looking forward to the thrill, strength, and endurance in the gymnastics competitions? How about the rest of the swimming events that are sure to please? Or perhaps you just can’t wait for the tennis matches to determine who will take home gold. Then, of course, there is weightlifting, rowing, golf, volleyball, and so much more. No matter what your favorite sport is or which athlete you are rooting for, the Olympics holds the hearts, minds, and attention of fans worldwide like few other events can.

So what exactly is all the hype and attention about? Well, we all love to see the best. We love to cheer on those that excel. It’s just the way we are. When we are looking to admire someone, we are not looking for the one that is ‘good enough’ are we? We want the cream of the crop. Top dog. Numero uno.

When you think about it, it’s really that way all across the board. When you need a dentist, you don’t want to go to a provider that is sort-of ok, do you? How about if you require the attention of a surgeon – would you go to the guy that is known for being mediocre? No, of course not! You want the best.

When you are looking for the best in replacement windows, doors, and vinyl siding, you should look no further than the pros at Window Nation. Our superior products, attention to the smallest of details, and our commitment to our clients have helped Window Nation become one of the most sought-after names in the industry. We offer free in-home estimates and stand behind all our work with our lifetime guarantee. When you want the best for your next home improvement project, give us a call. You will love the Window Nation difference.

Do you feel it? The warm weather has finally arrived. Do you hear the beach calling your name? Those warm temperatures aren’t just a signal that it is time to start going to the beach again; they are a reminder that this is the perfect time to get home renovations done. In the summer, you don’t have to worry about opening up the side of your home and letting all the cold air in, and you don’t have to crunch around in the ice and the snow with your tools. Summer is the perfect season for making some changes to your home. It is also the perfect season to call someone to do those things for you–if renovating isn’t your thing or you’d rather sit around the pool instead of climbing ladders, sawing wood, and driving nails on your day off. If you’re ready for an upgrade, here are some ways Window Nation can make your summer.

A New Bow Window

Are you tired of that picture window in the living room? Have you thought about getting a bow window? Summer is the time to do it. Bow windows add character to the exterior of your home and extra space inside. You can use that sunny nook for a soft cushioned bench that will be perfect for reading your next favorite book, or put a shelf there and start an indoor garden. A new bow window will do more than bring light into your living room. It will add life to it.

New Entry Doors

Have you thought about how nice it would be to have a new front door? A new entry door can feel like a facelift for your home, and there is no better time to have one installed. This is an upgrade that adds to the equity of your home and pays for itself. It is also a great renovation if you want people to take notice.

Vinyl Siding

If you haven’t taken the leap to vinyl siding, there is no time like the summer. Vinyl siding can make a huge difference on your energy bills. When it starts to get cold again and the icy fingers of winter start pulling all your precious heat out, you’ll be glad you made this renovation happen. Not to mention, you’ll be upgrading the look of your home to something new and fresh.

If this summer is the summer of renovations, let Window Nation help you get those renovations done right. Schedule your free, in-home estimate and get started today.

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but for your sake, we’ll toot it a little. If you chanced upon this article, you might not know that Window Nation is an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for 2015 or that we are Window & Door’s Dealer of the Year. You may not know that we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau or that Window Nation is ranked #9 in the top 10 list of largest remodelers in the United States. If you don’t know that Window Nation has the best customer service and highest quality products in our extensive service area, you may choose another company and have less than desirable results. This hurts both of us. We don’t get to add you to our long list of satisfied customers; and you might have issues with your new doors, windows, or siding in the not too near future. 

Here are a few more benefits of choosing Window Nation

  • Free estimates. We make it easy right from the start. You don’t have to jump through a bunch of hoops or pay us to do an estimate for your new siding, windows, or doors. We’ll send a highly educated agent to work up an estimate for free.

  • In-home estimates. Many companies choose to cut some corners by handling your renovation questions over the phone. While this can be done effectively in some cases, we’ve seen more success with in-home estimates. It is hard to give you the best bang for your buck without seeing your home first hand. Our specialists need to know important details about your home in order to provide money saving suggestions that will help us fit your renovation into your budget.

  • Large selection. At Window Nation, we have a ton of windows, doors, and siding to choose from. You don’t have to wonder if you’re going to find the perfect products.

  • We are a manufacturer. Window Nation isn’t just a seller and an installer, we also manufacture many of the products we sell and install.

  • Guarantee. Since we are a manufacturer, we can offer an incredible Lifetime Plus guarantee for the products we manufacture.

  • Installation you can trust. All of our service teams have a lead installer who is a factory trained Installation Masters™ Certified Installer.

  • Service after the sale. We won’t leave you hanging. It takes a dedication to customer service to earn the awards we mentioned above. 

Are you considering new windows, doors, or siding? Remember all the many benefits of choosing Window Nation. If you’re in our service area of Northeast Ohio, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, or northern Virginia, Window Nation is the best choice. Every time!

Are you ready to talk about sliding glass doors? Good, because at Window Nation we are excited to talk about all the benefits of adding sliding glass doors to your Ohio home. Not only can they act as an easy way to give your home a make-over; but sliding glass doors are functional, safe, energy efficient, and economical; what more could you ask for? They really are the total package!

While it’s true that sliding doors are very aesthetically pleasing, we want you to know that sliding doors aren’t just pretty to look at; they also provide a lot of purpose and functionality as well! Below are just some of the reasons why we love sliding glass doors at Window Nation.

One of the top benefits of adding a sliding glass door or two to your Ohio home is light. Light that is allowed in from sliding glass doors can make a small room appear larger, brighten up a space, and give you an unobstructed view of the outside. Along with light and a great view our sliding glass doors also offer privacy for our customers through the use of obscure glass patterns. You get the benefit of light without your neighbors getting the benefit of being able to see inside your home!

Along with adding an overall sense of brightness into your home without taking up any valuable space. They are a perfect fit for any home, but especially so for homes with smaller rooms or tight spaces. Our sliding glass doors are equipped with zinc-plated solid steel ball-bearing tandem rollers to make sure that the doors continuously glide smoothly and quietly; and to keep our sliding doors on track far into the future the 100% vinyl screen frames are heat-fused at the corners and are top hung.

Along with functioning exceptionally well and allowing light into your home these doors also add beauty to your home through our numerous design options that will blend in with the character of any Ohio home. Some options include brass or brushed silver handles; stained, etched, or v-grooved decorative glass; and contoured internal grids that include traditional colonial, distinctive brass, and diamond patterns!

Sliding glass doors are also very easy to maintain, are energy efficient, and secure.

  • Our sliding doors will never need to be re-painted and cleaning is as easy as using a cloth to wipe any dirt or debris right off!

  • The double and triple paned glass and PPG’s Intercept®, warm-edge spacer system ensures that energy loss is kept at a minimum.

  • Our sliding glass doors come equipped with angled key locks, secondary dead bolts, and exterior key locks to help give you peace of mind and security.

For more information about Window Nation installing sliding doors in your Ohio home, you can visit one of our showrooms or give us a call to speak with one of our professionals and set-up a free, in-home estimate!

One of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of a home is to add a new entry door. This value can be figured out on a calculator, almost to the dollar. It takes into account the materials used, the cost of labor, the savings on energy bills, and other quantifiable factors. But, installing new French doors on your home will increase its value in a way that is much more subtle. There are some things you just can’t put a price on.

Light.

Do you have a living room that could use some light? How about a bedroom with a tiny window that looks out onto your porch? How about a kitchen that only gets sun in the morning? Most homes have a room that could use more light, and adding light to a room is one of the ways French doors really shine.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that isn’t entirely true. Dim light can make any room look dreary. Light makes colors pop. It adds vibrancy and life. When you have new French doors installed, you’re going to notice all that extra light almost immediately. And, anyone looking to buy your home in the future will notice it too.

Access.

French doors excel at providing access. Not only are they the perfect enhancement to a bedroom you’d like to have open up to your outside deck or balcony, they are the right choice when you need to add a ground floor entry that allows you to easily bring large items into your home. If you’ve ever tried to stuff a big couch through a standard sized front door, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Having French doors is like having a two lane highway. This is a great selling feature.

Style.

Every home is more beautiful with French doors. This entry choice adds style and elegance, and you just can’t put a price on that.

There are so many subtle ways new French doors can add to the value of your home. Whether it is the way they create warm shadows on the ceramic tiles in your kitchen or how they open your living room up to give access to the outside pool area during family gatherings, French doors are an investment you’ll be glad you made, especially when it comes time to sell your home.

Make new French doors your next project, and get the team here at Window Nation to take care of all the details for you. We have over 150 styles to choose from and the best installers in the business. Give us a call and set up a free in-home estimate today.

There are three things sliding doors do best. Can you think of what those three things are? We’ll give you a quick second to think about it.

The first thing that probably came to mind was that sliding doors are going to bring a lot of light into your home. If you’re replacing a solid door or adding sliding doors to a wall that has no door in it at all, you’re going to see an immediate and drastic change in how much light you’ll have coming in. Sliding doors are great for adding light to interior spaces.

Sliding doors will also give you a better view of your yard or deck. If you’re looking to create a view, the large glass panes on sliding doors will do the trick. You’ll be able to sit in the controlled environment of your interior living space and be able to enjoy the outside. Whether it is swirling puffs of snow above a beautiful white landscape or the bright colors of summer, you’ll get the view, without having to be exposed to the elements.

The last thing that sliding doors do best is often overlooked at first. Probably because it is less of a visual feature. But for homes that require this feature, it quickly becomes one of the most important reasons to buy sliding doors. Can guess what it is? You’re probably way ahead of us.

Sliding doors are great at managing space. Unlike a swinging door, sliding doors don’t require room to open. That means you can have furniture, potted plants, or other decorative objects right near your doors. No worries. They’re not going to get in the way. When you have a tight space to work with, sliding doors are the perfect solution.

At Window Nation, we give you even more reasons to get sliding doors because we make our sliding doors with double and triple pane glass that is energy efficient, and we build them with heavy-duty vinyl frames so they will last a long time. We understand that getting new doors for your home is an investment. Our goal is to make that investment count. Whether you need a sliding patio door or a sliding glass door for the interior of your home, Window Nation can help you find the perfect door to fit your needs–doors that will keep looking beautiful for decades.

If you have any questions, you can get fast answers directly by contacting us today. And, when you’re ready to take the next step, we’ll send an experienced professional to conduct a free, in-home estimate. That’s right; free. And, in your home. Find out why Window Nation customers are some of the happiest customers on Angie’s List. You’ll be glad you looked into it.