The installers who put the windows in were very nice and polite and they worked hard to get the job done!

Your windows mean a lot to your home. Not only can they radically improve the aesthetics of your home, windows are a main determinant in keeping your home a comfortable temperature.  

The Seebold family of Baltimore were concerned about their windows and decided to replace them because they were old, hard to open, and had gaps which let air in. The old, thin windows were sending the Seebold’s heat and AC right out and sending their energy bill up.

They decided to replace their windows with Vyntex Grandview windows, which fit perfectly with both their style and budget.

Nothing feels better than a job well done, and you can see the results for yourself. The Seebold family said their new windows make the house look 100% better and that they would recommend Window Nation to family and friends! Take a look at the before and after pictures below to see the transformation for yourself.  

If you think it is time to replace the windows in your Maryland or DC home, contact our Baltimore area Window Nation showroom for a free estimate today.

 

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Baltimore home window before replacement Baltimore home side window after replacement
Baltimore home basement window before replacement Baltimore home window after replacement
Baltimore home side window before replacement Baltimore home side window after replacement
Baltimore home window before replacement Baltimore home after window replacement

Window Nation has partnered with WMAR ABC2 and a group of local businesses and contractors to reveal dramatic improvements to the Brooklyn O’Malley Club in Brooklyn. It’s part of WMAR’s Built Upon A Dream program where volunteers from the Maryland community come together to improve the facilities of local nonprofit organizations. It is based on ABC Network’s popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” 

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The Brooklyn O’Malley Club is one of the clubs run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore. They operate after-school and summer programs for local children from elementary through high school age. Brooklyn O’Malley Club underwent a physical makeover thanks to the WMAR program

“Built Upon a Dream provides a great opportunity to use our unique position as a broadcaster to connect organizations in need and local businesses that can offer solutions,” said Bill Hooper, vice president and general manager for WMAR. “For our entire team, from news to sales to production, it is a team effort and a labor of love.” 

This Built Upon a Dream project, benefitting The Brooklyn O’Malley Club, included improvements throughout the building. Workers improved everything from flooring, painting, electrical, furniture, windows, fencing and landscaping at the club. The work was completed by a group of contractors, suppliers and associated companies who make up the Built Upon a Dream team. All team member companies donated time, labor, materials and supplies to get the job done. Many of the individual corporate donations are valued at more than $25,000. The Built Upon a Dream team includes Window Nation, Manekin Construction, Under Armour, Sagamore Development, T. Rowe Price, Taco Bell, Toyota Financial Services, Nations Photo Lab, Yogibo, Fence & Deck Connection, Ruppert Landscape, Lowes, Hord Coplan Macht, BCT Architects as well as many sub-contractors, suppliers and volunteers. 

WMAR ABC2 aired the “Built Upon a Dream” special on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. to tell the story of the Brooklyn O’Malley Club dream build.On Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. sponsors and volunteers from the Built Upon a Dream team will join the Brooklyn O’Malley Club staff and the children they serve as they unveil their new facility. The Brooklyn O’Malley Club is located at 3560 3rd Street in Baltimore. The renovations will enable the Brooklyn O’Malley Boys & Girls Club to better serve the children, families and the local community. 

You can view a segment from the program here.

There are a ton of window installers in Baltimore. Beginning with the letter A alone, there are over 110! It can feel overwhelming. But when choosing any product or service, the best way to narrow down the choices is to ask someone you trust who they would choose. But this can be tough. How many of us knows someone who has had a ton of windows replaced by a variety of different installers? Probably not many. Fortunately, there are other ways to find out whether or not a company is highly rated.

If you are an Angie’s List subscriber you can find a rating for Window Nation and read all about our great service from many of our happy customers.

If you do not subscribe to Angie’s List, that’s no problem. We are an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner, and proudly post the ribbon on our page. To be eligible for the Super Service Award a business must maintain an “A” rating in: Overall reviews, recent reviews, and all reviews over the review period. When you call Window Nation, you know you’re going to get a company that has been consistently well reviewed by Angie’s List customers.

Out of 3,493 ratings on GuildQuality.com, we are excited to maintain a 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you prefer to use Houzz as your review reference, feel free to check out our ever-increasing pool of 5-star reviews there.

94% of our customers who complete our post-installation survey say they were “very satisfied,” and 93% would refer us to a friend or family member.

If you want to hear what customers think directly from their own mouths, we offer a customer review page with videos. These are actual customers talking about their experience with our service teams.

We are consistently ranked by Remodeling Magazine and Replacement Contractor as one of the top 10 window retailers in the country.

When your Window Nation installers show up at your Baltimore residence, you can know that you will get the highest quality product and the most professional installation available–every time. We offer an exclusive 30-Day price protection guarantee and a $2,000,000 insurance policy to safeguard your investment, and we strive to exceed your expectations in every way.

If you’re looking for a replacement window installer in Baltimore, don’t be overwhelmed. Go with the company with a proven track record for customer satisfaction. When you need windows, you need Window Nation.

 

When you choose to install replacement windows in your home, you are making a big decision- one that will benefit you in many ways! With replacement windows in your home, you will improve the look of your home as well as your home’s energy efficiency. Now, keeping those beautiful new windows clean is the tough part! With atmospheric conditions, bad weather and children in your home, keeping your windows clean on the inside and out can be a challenge. To eliminate toxins but still keep your windows clean, here is a great all-natural window cleaning solution for your double hung windows, bow windows or any other replacement windows you may have in your home.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

  • 2 cups water, boiled and cooled

  • A few drops of food coloring

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle; shake well to mix. Spray onto a glass surface and wipe clean with paper towel or cloth. This will last for up to a month, but check it periodically to make sure there is no mold growth in the liquid.

Other natural window cleaning solutions include just plain vinegar and wiping your glass with newspapers to help create a shine that is streak-free.

If you’ve been looking for a way to spruce up your old windows and window cleaners (natural or not!) aren’t cutting it, the professionals at Window Nation can help. With a large variety of windows (including bay windows, venting windows, sliders or even garden windows for a better view of your property), Window Nation can provide help with choosing the right windows and we will provide expert installation. If you need new windows because the ones you have now are drafty, or you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your home, now is a good time to discuss replacement windows for your home. Contact the professionals at Window Nation for more information on our superior windows for your Ohio, Maryland, VA or DC property.

Have you considered selling your home some time down the road? If you don’t plan to stay in your home forever, there are a few things you can do in your home now to increase the value of it, should you plan to sell later on. Several home improvement projects can have a surprisingly good effect on your home’s perceived value, which can really help you when it comes time to put your home on the market.

  1. To increase the perceived value of your home, install new lighting in your bathroom. You would be amazed at what some brighter and more energy efficient LED lights can do to your bathroom vanity! They are versatile and have impressive longevity. Installing lighting bars on either side of your vanity mirror will give more attractive illumination to images in the mirror; just these small changes in your bathroom can pay off big, with return on your investment being at least 70%,

  2. Replacing old and drafty windows and doors in your home can pay off a great deal; replacement home windows can offer energy savings by keeping the heated or cooled air inside your home, where it belongs. Replacement windows and doors can be chosen to match your home’s current style and you can choose window pane options that reduce U/V rays and insulate your home better than your current windows. Adding new energy efficient vinyl windows can help give you an energy efficient home, allowing you to recoup up to 70% of the project cost in added home value.

  3. Install a programmable thermostat in your home. This clever little thermostat will help you save even more money on your heating and cooling bills by only keeping your home at the most comfortable temperature while you are there. Your heated or cooled air will be kept to a minimum while you are away from the home; you can simply program the thermostat with your daily schedule and it will do the rest, keeping your home the right temperature for you all year round. This little addition to your home can save you a significant amount on your energy bills and most buyers expect to see a programmable thermostat when house hunting. This can also make your home more marketable in the future.

Selling your home can be a tough decision, but if you know that it is right for you, these home improvement projects will help to increase the value of your home for when it’s finally time to sell.

For help with the replacement windows and doors for your property, look no further than the window replacement company serving all of MD, VA, DC and OH at Window Nation. We have many windows and doors to choose from with many energy efficient options to help make your home more comfortable, reduce your energy bills and improve the overall value of your home. Contact us today for more information on our services or stop by one of our many showrooms to see the many window and door options we have for you!

The time has come when homeowners across the country are eager to get started on their spring home improvement projects. Whether they are indoor projects or outdoor projects, you can count on a busy season for home improvement companies nationwide. But we wanted to remind you before you tackle your next project, that energy efficient home improvement projects are eligible to receive energy tax credits! That means a savings for you now and also, long-term savings that comes from having a more energy efficient home. With the many different projects out there, energy efficient replacement windows are known to be eligible for energy tax credits.

Even better is that Congress has decided to make energy tax credits retroactive. So if you went all out in 2012 making energy efficient improvements to your home, you may still be able to receive a tax credit on this year’s returns!

Energy tax credits have many people and corporations excited. From an article posted to the Beacon Journal, “Obviously we think it’s a really great move to help consumers afford [improvements] and encourage them to think about making these energy-efficiency investments in their homes,” said Ronnie Kweller, a spokesperson for the Alliance to Save Energy, a Washington energy-efficiency lobby.

This is great news for both homeowners and energy efficiency advocates like our team of replacement window experts at Window Nation. We have always believed that creating an energy efficient home is one of the smartest home improvements you can make. Even windows that were made just 10 years ago do not prove to have the same great energy efficient technologies as today’s replacement windows. In addition to using fewer resources, homeowners save money on their heating and cooling bills!

Keep in mind, that as with any tax credit, there are eligibility regulations. We have created a document for you to help determine whether or not your recent or future home improvement projects are eligible to receive this year’s energy tax credits. Click here to view the 2012 – 2013 Tax Credit Information page.

If you are ready to get started with your home’s energy efficient replacement windows, please contact Window Nation today. Our service area extends from Ohio including Cleveland, to the D.C. Metro, to Baltimore, Maryland and to the Carolina’s. So, if you are ready to create a more energy efficient home AND enjoy the energy tax credits from your replacement project, please give us a call today or stop by one of our store locations near you!

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen improvements in the cost-value ratio for home improvement projects. This ratio compares the cost of home improvement projects to the value they add to your home. The higher the ratio, the more money you will recoup in the selling price of the home. This year, the overall cost-value ratio has reached 60.6%, which is a pretty big improvement from the past few years, during which the overall ratio was only 57.7%. We’re excited to discuss this, because it quantifies the value of home improvement projects and replacement projects (such as replacement windows and replacement doors) and shows homeowners that updating their homes will pay off in the end.

A growing trend that’s remained constant throughout the years is the higher value of exterior replacement projects compared to more discretionary projects. Homeowners can see that the better value is in sustainable improvements that will have long-term benefits, like energy efficiency, for example. One thing that’s for sure, energy efficient replacement windows are a great way to save money long-term in utility bills and also reduce the amount of resources used, such as fuel.

At Window Nation, our replacement windows are all designed to create a more comfortable home that remains warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer… all for less money. Our windows are designed with the highest quality materials and technology to keep the home sealed off from the outside elements. You will experience a more even temperature throughout the home and no longer will your heating and cooling dollars literally slip out the window.

Another component of the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report that we would like to point out is that home replacement projects yield a higher cost-value ratio than home remodeling projects. And as we enter the spring season and home improvement projects really get under way, now’s a great time to consider which replacement projects will be the best value for your home and budget.

If you would like to learn more about replacement windows in Baltimore, Maryland; the D.C. Metro; Lorton, Virginia; Charlotte; Cleveland, and throughout our entire service area, please contact Window Nation today. And remember, in addition to a higher cost-value ratio, energy tax credits are back!