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.

In order to spruce up the look of your Philadelphia home or increase its energy efficiency, our pros think that it might be time for you to start thinking French-French doors that is! French doors can be installed as a new exterior door to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Older exterior doors allow cold air to escape in the summer, warm air to escape during the winter, and money to escape from your wallet all year long. However, French doors aren’t a one tick pony; they can also be installed in the interior of your home for an added flare of style and function!

French doors have a classic look and can be found in a wide range of styles and sizes to fit in with the look of any Philadelphia home’s style. Does your home have a retro vibe, is it classically designed, or is it super modern? Whatever the style, Window Nation has a French door that will integrate into your home’s style seamlessly.

French doors are often described as functionally beautiful. They are constructed out of panels of glass, and whether you want two panels or twenty panels it can be done. The best part about French doors is that they aren’t just something pretty to look at; they are highly functional as well!

Benefits of French doors:

  • They can increase the amount of natural light that is allowed into your home.

  • French doors can provide a large access point into your home which can be helpful when moving large items into and out of your house.

  • French doors can be used to link two rooms together.

  • They can give a room a sense of expansion; a smaller room can appear larger with the installation of French doors.

  • French doors allow two rooms to be open to each other or closed off depending on your needs that day. This can also help to save on heating and cooling costs.

  • Exterior French doors are very secure and offer solid protection against intruders.

At Window Nation we treat each of our Philadelphia customers as individuals; our pros will work with you to help you decide which French door fits you and your home. We have available over 150 style combinations and offer wood, fiberglass, or steel door systems. If it is time to change the look of your home or increase its energy efficiency, the pros at Window Nation are ready and willing to help!

Give us a call or visit our Philadelphia showroom to discuss the details of adding French doors to your home today!

Spring is here! Time to cheer! Can you tell we’re excited?! After a winter of being cooped up all the time, frigid temperatures and more snow than usual, spring is a very welcome change! And although it’s not feeling totally like spring yet, we know that the warmer days and sunny skies are well on their way! How can you invite spring into your home? With a new entry door system from the pros at Window Nation!

Entry door systems are an excellent choice for a home improvement project, especially in the springtime. The entry door is usually the first part of your home that people see and if winter took a toll on it, now would be a good time for a change it. We offer entry door systems that can be customized to your budget and to your home’s architectural style. Our entry door systems are also energy efficient, helping to keep your furnace (or your A/C unit) from working overtime. We offer fiberglass and steel entry door systems that are custom made to fit your home. You can also choose from over 75 unique door styles, 35 decorative glass options and 40 color and stain options! Not only will a new entry door system look gorgeous, it can increase the perceived value of your home.

If you aren’t looking to change out your entry door system, what about adding sliding doors or French doors to your home? A lot of folks choose French doors to open onto a patio or garden because French doors offer the double opening option with glass-paned doors, to allow in more light. French doors are also a great choice to help separate two rooms; they give the feeling of privacy while still allowing you to see into the next room. Sliding doors are good options for opening onto your deck. They allow for maximum light and can give an increased view of the property around your home.

All the doors offered by the professionals at Window Nation are also installed by our highly trained professionals! We have actually been trained by the manufacturers of our doors to make sure that we have the know-how to install them exactly as specified so that we maximize their energy efficiency capabilities.

Ready to let the spring air in? Then give us a call at Window Nation to learn more about our replacement door options. You can also stop by any of our showrooms in Glen Burnie, Cleveland, Lorton and Warrensville Heights to see firsthand the door choices we have available for you. For a welcome spring change, think new doors from Window Nation!