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?

When pulling up to a home, the first thing that we look at is the structure of the home itself. Since most homes are covered in siding, this becomes the first element we use to judge the overall look and condition of a home. Whether you are in the market to buy a home, sell one, or update the look of your space, you may be surprised to realize just how important the siding can be.

Styles and trends change in siding, just as they do in clothing, hairstyles and home furnishings. Outdated siding makes an impression. It gives your house a tired, dated look, while a design that’s current gives you a fresh, appealing facade. New siding can make a difference, whether you’re selling your home or just want to enjoy it more and feel better in it.

Consider the overall look, colors and textures when choosing a new siding. The trend is shifting to darker siding and a mix of materials to create a unique look. Another important factor is energy efficiency. You don’t want your home just to look good; you want siding that holds in heat during the winter and cool air in the summer.

At Window Nation, we offer vinyl siding replacement with the latest styles that create a more energy efficient home. Since siding covers such a vast part of the home, it’s no wonder that energy efficient siding is a way to save not only on resources but your energy bills. Homeowners with carefully chosen siding see a decrease in heating costs because the home stays warmer and is more resistant to wind.

Vinyl siding from Window Nation is made to look like wood but requires far less maintenance and will last for years to come. So if your home hasn’t had a siding update for many years, now is the time to get up to date on the latest siding trends. We offer a variety of high quality trim, gutters, soffit systems and accessories, all to create an aesthetically pleasing home.

To learn more about vinyl siding options for your home in Cleveland, Washington D.C., Charlotte or elsewhere in our service area, please contact Window Nation today. We can help update the look of your home to attract more buyers and sell it faster, or to give you more satisfaction when you see it each day.

When it comes to your home, the question is often replacement projects or remodeling projects? While you may like the idea of saving money upfront by simple remodels, studies show that by replacing things such as siding, windows and doors, you will actually save more money down the line and increase the resale value of your home. The infographic below compares common replacement projects vs. remodeling projects.  For a printable version of this information, please click here.

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.