Guests judge the condition of your home before ever stepping foot inside. The first thing they see when they arrive at your home? Its exterior, including its siding. Make a good first impression by keeping your siding well-maintained and clean. You may consider power washing your siding or adding a fresh coat of paint for a short-term fix; however, replacing your siding is best for a more permanent solution.

When Do I Need to Replace My Siding?

Not all homes will need replacement siding – some siding will look brand new by simply being cleaned with soap and water. However, when cleaning your siding, take time to inspect it for any signs of wear or damage. If you notice any cracks or missing panels, you’ll need to replace your siding immediately, as it could result in damage to your home’s foundation. Be sure to look at the color of your siding – if it’s faded or discolored even after being cleaned, you may want to consider having it replaced.

Benefits of Replacement Siding

Style

Outdated siding makes an impression – and not in a good way. Replacement siding from Window Nation will give your home the makeover it needs, giving your home a much-needed curb appeal boost. We offer vinyl siding in a variety of styles and colors to give your exterior a fresh new look. No matter the color you choose, you can feel comfortable knowing your siding won’t lose its color – all our siding is fade-resistant against damaging UV rays. We also offer a variety of trim options and accessories, helping you create the home of your dreams.

Energy Efficiency

If you want to boost your home’s energy efficiency, look no further than replacement vinyl siding. If your energy bills have significantly increased in the time you’ve lived in your home, outdated siding may be the culprit. Vinyl siding will keep your home well-insulated, keeping your home comfortable year-round. Replacement siding from Window Nation will also keep your home protected from the elements thanks to its rigid, wind resistant nature.

Low-Maintenance

Looking to keep maintenance to a minimum? Vinyl siding from Window Nation requires little upkeep outside of regular cleaning. Unlike wood siding, vinyl siding doesn’t peel or rot. However, if you have wood siding, you won’t have to worry about losing your home’s warm, charming appearance – our vinyl siding is engineered to look like wood, but without costly maintenance or repairs. There’s also no need to worry about staining or painting your siding – the color of your siding goes through the panel, so the color of your siding won’t fade.

Durability

Damaged siding can cause significant damage to your home. Low-quality siding can easily crack or break, potentially resulting in water damage or damage to your home’s foundation. When you choose vinyl siding from Window Nation, you can feel comfortable knowing our siding is engineered to deliver greater strength and durability to your home. Your home will be protected against the elements year-round no matter if you’re battling the tough Boston winters or the hot Kansas City summers. We also offer reinforced vinyl siding, manufactured to deliver greater durability and rigidity.

Ready to Start Your Project?

When it’s time to replace the siding on your home, contact Window Nation. Our team of exterior design consultants will meet with you to discuss your options, providing you a quote good for up to six months. If you’re looking for a complete home makeover, we also offer replacement windows and doors to meet your home improvement needs. For more information about replacement vinyl siding, contact us today.

Since its debut on the home siding scene in the 1950s, vinyl siding has come a long way baby! Unfortunately, in the early years, the general perception of vinyl siding was that it was a good, inexpensive siding option when the budget wouldn’t allow for real siding, like wood. Let me tell you, that is not the case now. Here are some reasons that you should consider when making a decision to side your home, and see why there is so much to love about vinyl siding!

First and foremost is the low maintenance factor. Many of us don’t have the time or desire to scrape, prime, and paint our wood siding to keep it maintained. And this is after we have repaired and sealed up all the cracks and crevices. Nor do we have the dollars in our budget to pay someone else to do this labor intensive job. Thus, many wood sided homes become more vulnerable to leaks, insects and mold. Wood siding is a classic beauty, but it sure is a lot of work. Most of the time the only maintenance required for your vinyl siding is washing it off a time or two a year, per your manufacturer’s recommendations.

Vinyl siding is available in countless colors. With all the advancements in the production of vinyl siding, the rich and vibrant colors are fading less and less. There are even some that are made to look and feel like wood grain siding. Vinyl siding is also easy to install. It is easily installed over existing siding or the center of the exterior of a new home

All of the exterior accessories and decorative accents that you need for your home are available in vinyl also. With things such as:

  • Eave vents and trim

  • Porch posts and trim

  • Light and outlet trim blocks

  • Window shutters

  • Decorative accents (corbels, window ledges and decorative bands)

  • Gutter systems

  • Window and door Trim

  • Gable end vents

Utilizing these accents will enable you to match your vinyl siding perfectly, creating a picture perfect exterior siding system that not only looks great, but keeps your home all but impervious to everything that Mother Nature throws at it!

Fall in love with all that vinyl siding has to offer your wallet, your time and your home. Creating a siding system that is low maintenance, affordable, energy efficient and has great curb appeal is effortless with vinyl siding and vinyl accessories.

If you have wood siding on your home then you know how challenging it can be to keep it looking new. You almost have to paint it every single year to keep it looking good through all the harsh weather that Mother Nature throws at us. All the scraping, sanding and repainting a house with wood siding requires can take ages! Plus, if you plan to do it yourself all this maintenance can rob you of the limited relaxation time you get during the summer months. What can be done? Window Nation’s siding contractors in Virginia have just the thing for your wood siding woes: replacement vinyl siding! Our professionals can help you choose the vinyl siding that is right for your home and we will professionally install it for you. When our work is complete, your home will look brand new and will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Now- the important question you might be asking is how easy is vinyl siding to maintain? Believe it or not, vinyl siding is one of the easiest and most maintenance free parts of your home! Vinyl siding is resistant to most common household stains. However, like anything else exposed to atmospheric conditions, vinyl siding can become dirty. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your vinyl siding looking beautiful:

  • To remove grime, soil and other buildup from your siding, use a garden hose and a soft bristle brush or cloth. With soapy water, gently scrub the siding until the grime is loosened and then use the hose to wash away the dirt. For best results, wash the house from the bottom up, making sure to rinse before the soap dries.

  • If any vinyl siding boards appear cracked or damaged, contact the pros at Window Nation for information on how to acquire a replacement panel. Another great benefit to vinyl siding is that damaged panels are easily acquired and replaced.

  • If you have stains that are difficult to remove, high pressure rinsing may be helpful. It is important that you avoid prolonged high pressure rinsing and you keep any cleaning solutions off your surrounding fixtures and surfaces (exposed brick, etc) that aren’t meant to be washed. You should also read the washer instructions carefully before use!

  • If you are in need of a specialized cleaner for your vinyl siding, give us a call and we can recommend an appropriate product for your siding.

As you can see, keeping your vinyl siding looking like new is a very easy task and is significantly easier than maintaining a home with wood siding. If you are sick and tired of taking care of wood siding and would like the beauty and ease of vinyl siding, contact our home improvement professionals at Window Nation today for more information!

With the New Year, many people consider making changes in their lives and homes. If you’ve been thinking about making changes to your home, the pros at Window Nation have lots of ideas for you! To improve the overall look of your home, we would like to suggest new vinyl siding. Anyone who has ever gone from traditional wood siding to beautiful new vinyl siding understands the benefits of this home improvement; here are just a few of the reasons we think this is the change you should make for 2014!

Vinyl siding is tough stuff! It withstands high winds, weather extremes and anything else Mother Nature can throw at it! With vinyl siding from the Exterior Portfolio by Crane, you can trust that it is designed to stand up to many years of harsh weather conditions.

Vinyl siding delivers style and beauty, improving the overall look of your home. Your new vinyl siding can be customized to your home and to fit your style; along with vinyl siding trim and other vinyl siding accessories, your home’s curb appeal will skyrocket!

Vinyl siding requires a minimal amount of maintenance to keep it looking great. Traditional wood siding requires annual scraping, sanding and repainting, where vinyl siding only requires a little soapy water and a garden hose! You’ll save time and money with vinyl siding from Window Nation.

Vinyl siding is easily installed and when it is done by the professionals at Window Nation, you know it will be done correctly. Our vinyl siding panels are made in standard shapes and sizes, which means that there is very little room for error during installation. Vinyl siding is not secured to your home the way that traditional wood siding is; vinyl panels are attached by nails that are hammered through holes at the top of each panel. This allows for the panels to expand or contract, depending on temperature fluctuations outdoors. This type of installation also allows for panels to be easily replaced should they become damaged or go missing in a storm.

For more information on vinyl siding from Window Nation, please contact us today! Window Nation prices are some of the most competitive in the market and we would be happy to discuss your vinyl siding budget. Contact us today to help improve your home in 2014 with exceptional vinyl siding from Window Nation.

Do you ever wish you could “try on” your next home improvement project before work actually begins? With the help of advanced design programs like the Alside Design Showcase, you can now see what the end result will look like before even opening the toolbox. Previewing your latest improvement lets you be sure you’re confident in the newest adjustment to your humble abode, making a big difference in the decision and willingness to begin such projects.

For homes in need of replacement siding, there’s often a bit of fear surrounding such a drastic change. The siding covers the entire home, and even a subtle difference can feel like a lot if you’ve been looking at the same siding for years. But the truth is: home improvement projects can really help increase the value and energy efficiency of your home.

At Window Nation, we provide vinyl siding and siding accessories to remodel or renovate your home. Vinyl siding is a great choice because it doesn’t split, peel or rot. Also, there is far less maintenance because there is no scraping, staining or painting required. Your home’s siding will remain durable and bright for many years, which is why our replacement experts highly recommend inquiring about vinyl siding for your home.

Worried about such a dramatic change your home’s appearance? Click here to view your home with new siding options. There are many color options, allowing you to match the color of your existing siding or go for an entirely new look! In addition to vinyl siding, we offer homeowners a variety of accessories including shutters, gable vents, mounting blocks, moldings and mantels to complete the look and update of your home.

To learn more about siding options for your home in Cleveland, Washington DC, Charlotte or throughout our service area, please contact us at Window Nation today. Our team is dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality and appearance to meet your wants and needs. The seasons are changing, the weather’s (sort of) improving – why not see how vinyl siding can improve the look and value of your home?

Is there a section of your siding that is rotten or broken? Damaged siding can really cause problems for homeowners including water, air, dirt, and pests getting inside of the home. None of these conditions are favorable no matter what time of year it is and leads many to question whether they should repair the damaged siding or have it replaced? Although it may seem easier to just patch the rotten or broken area, this is not going to be the most beneficial solution. The experts in siding at Window Nation would like to share the reasons why replacing damaged siding with vinyl siding is a better option than repairing it.

Eliminate the maintenance work

If you repair your damaged siding this time, it will probably not be the last time. Rotting wood will affect even the sound wood and slowly but surely you will continue to need repairs. Old siding generally requires a lot of work to sand down and refinish in order to help preserve the wood. But with vinyl siding you can avoid that.  In fact the only maintenance you will need to worry about is simply spraying the side of the home with a hose.

Increase your energy savings

A damaged piece of siding will let air flow through your home. In the summer this means that hot air will circulate and in the winter, cold air will flow inside. A home that is not properly sealed off from the outside elements will result in a much higher cost in your energy bill. Both heating and cooling costs will greatly decrease when you opt to go with vinyl siding replacement. Your home will feel much more comfortable in both extremes of summer and winter and your energy bills will go down to boot!

Increase the curb appeal and value of your home

Another advantage of replacing the siding on your home is that you can increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Vinyl siding is made to look like wood but maintains a clean, well-kept look that lasts for years to come. You will be able to watch your neighbors continuously repair their siding while yours looks just as great as day one. There are also many style and color options which means you can change the look of your home or maintain its original beauty with no worry of fading colors.

Clearly, the benefits of siding replacement greatly outweigh the alternative of a siding repair. There is no better time than now to make that investment that will keep your home looking great for years. If you are living in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, Charlotte or Cleveland, Window Nation is your expert in siding replacement. Simply contact us today to learn more and to get started on replacing your damaged home’s siding.