So you've made the decision to replace the windows in your home. The next step is figuring out what type of window meets your needs and where to purchase your replacement windows. Figuring out where to buy replacement windows can be tricky given that many companies use aggressive marketing to get you to buy from them. Here's how to decide where to buy replacement windows.

Home Improvement Store

Home improvement stores, such as Lowe's or Home Depot, carry several styles of windows. Many people buy replacement windows at their local home improvement store because it's convenient and they may be unaware of other options. Shoppers who like to compare different brands can see and feel windows, read specs, and form an opinion by browsing windows at their local Lowe's or Home Depot.

But are home improvement stores the best places to buy windows?

It depends. Can you trust the workers in the window department to provide knowledgeable, up to date information about different types of windows? While some workers may be highly knowledgeable—thus able to provide trustworthy information and guide you toward the best windows for your home—others know little about the products, unfortunately.

If you have standard-sized windows, the answer to, ‘where can i buy replacement windows?’ may be buying off the shelf. If your windows aren't standard sized, you will have to measure. Given that custom windows are not returnable at major retailers, there is a risk in measuring and ordering your own windows.

Window Replacement Company

Since window replacement companies specialize in replacement windows, they are highly knowledgeable about their products. If you're not sure what you need in a replacement window, you'll get personalized service from working with one of these companies. You will also be able to trust the information provided by the vendor representative more than you can trust the information provided by the worker who happens to be staffing the window department on the day you visit a home improvement store. If you’re also wondering where to buy replacement window screens or any other kind of add on (like glass options for your specific needs), replacement window companies offer a much wider selection to choose from.

How to Find a Good Window Replacement Company

If you decide to go with a window replacement company, how can you find a reliable service provider? There are tons of window replacement companies out there and they're not all created equal. The best windows are only as good as their installation. If your window installer doesn't know what they're doing, it will cost you every month.

If you have friends that have replaced windows, or if you're working with a contractor on a home remodel, ask for their recommendations. Then look into the companies they suggest. See whether the companies are certified with InstallationMasters as this demonstrates a level of professionalism. Check BBB ratings, read consumer reviews on Google or Guild Quality, and look over their websites.

Once you've narrowed down your list of potential installers, get quotes for replacement windows from a short list of companies and make your decision.

Replacement Windows from Window Nation

Your search for where to buy replacement windows can end here. Window Nation offers wood and vinyl replacement windows in a range of styles. Since 2006, we've been here to serve you no matter your replacement window needs. Contact us today and schedule your free in-home estimate to get started.

CHERRY HILL, NJ (January 18, 2016) – Window Nation, one of the country’s leading replacement window companies, will open its eighth showroom on February 1 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, serving all surrounding communities. This is the company’s second location in this area as they also have a showroom in Norristown, PA.

Ranked a top 10 company for home improvement and home remodeling by Remodeling Magazine, Window Nation has had a presence in the northeast for 9 years and is expanding into in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, employing more than 25 full and part-time workers.

“This is an area that continues to grow, and as such, the need for replacement windows is growing,” said Harley Magden, co-founder and owner of Window Nation. “Opening a second location so close to Philadelphia allows us to expand our support and meet custom need’s in this area plus create more jobs.”  

The new showroom, located at 2020 Springdale Road, will sell replacement windows to fit every style and budget. With a staff of knowledgeable professionals, the Window Nation team will be available to walk customers through the seemingly daunting task of window replacement, including vinyl and wood options, colors, sizes, styles and more.

In 2015, Window Nation was named Dealer of the Year/Innovative Enterprise for its use of social media to help customers by Window & Door magazine. The prestigious awards program recognizes window and door retailers and distributors that demonstrate excellence in the areas of marketing, customer service, showroom design and community contributions.

Window Nation also operates in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and Washington D.C.

About Window Nation:

Window Nation was started in 2006 by two brothers who literally grew up in the window business, learning about home improvement, customer care and the difference a quality window can make.  The company provides an unsurpassed selection of premium windows, doors and siding installed by highly skilled, licensed professionals. The company has replaced over 225,000 windows in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia and northeast Ohio. Learn more at