Now that the summer weather is finally here, go ahead and crank that A/C! If you’ve already been doing that for the last month but you fear your air conditioning unit isn’t working as well as it was last year, there’s a possibility your A/C unit isn’t to blame. Could it be your windows? The pros at Window Nation have come across many windows in our time that need replacing because they are old and they are allowing heated or cooled air to seep out around the seals. Sometimes these windows are even allowing water to seep indoors, which can damage not only the windows, but the framing around the windows. Rotting window frames not only cause problems for your home’s structure, but they can attract wood damaging insects and can eventually cost you a lot of money.

To help avoid leaky windows that are letting out all your air conditioned air this summer, our pros recommend having your windows replaced. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of replacement windows from the professionals at Window Nation:

  • Replacing your windows can improve the comfort of your home, both in the summer and winter months! You will almost immediately see a difference in your cooling and heating costs; some people have even been able to lower their energy costs by more than 25%!

  • When you have windows installed by the Washington D.C. window professionals at Window Nation, you will know that it is done correctly and exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications. Each window installation team has a Master Installer that is trained to install windows perfectly, so there are no leaks or gaps around windows and they are as energy efficient as possible.

  • Summer is lawn mowing season, which means that it can get kinda noisy in your neighborhood! Replacement windows from Window Nation are often good at reducing noise transfer from the outside in, which can leave your home feeling quieter and more serene, even in the middle of the weekend when everyone and their neighbor is mowing the lawn!

  • Choosing windows with a low-e coating can reflect solar heat, which can help to keep your home cool. In the winter, a low-e coating can reflect ambient heat back into your home’s interior, which can help cut heat loss from conductance.

As you can see, replacement windows in your home can do a lot for the comfort of your home as well as for your wallet! If you’ve been thinking about getting your old and drafty windows replaced, or if your air conditioning unit isn’t failing but your home is still not quite cool enough, give Window Nation a call to learn more about replacement windows. In Washington D.C. and throughout our service area, we’d be happy to discuss the many benefits of replacement windows for your home. For more information about our quality replacement windows, click here!

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 heard of Super Spacer® energy efficient glass? At Window Nation, this is one of our more popular choices in replacement windows. Super Spacer® windows offer many benefits for your Maryland, D.C., Virginia or Ohio home and you can get them through the pros at Window Nation! Here are just a few of the many reasons to choose Super Spacer® for your next window installation:

  1. Super Spacer® is an insulating and energy efficient glass system

  2. The edge spacers of these windows are made of all-foam construction with zero metal, giving them low conductivity. No other window spacers on the market today can offer this claim!

  3. Super Spacer® is made of 100% polymer structural foam. It creates thermal efficiency through no presence of conductive materials.

  4. The no metal formula of these edge spacers block the heat escape path, providing one of the best thermal performances in the industry.

  5. Mold and condensation are a thing of the past with Super Spacer®; it provides comfortable humidity levels with a multi-layer vapor barrier and acrylic adhesive.

  6. Super Spacer® windows are made with Thermoset Spacer (TSS®) technology. This technology makes certain that the spacer will not expand or contract due to weather extremes; the spacers will maintain its structural integrity by returning to its original shape.

  7. Not only are these windows Energy Star® rated, but they are durable, which means that your windows will remain thermally-efficient and free from condensation for many years to come.

If you are looking for exceptional windows at affordable prices that are delivered and installed with service excellence, look no further than Window Nation. If you simply want to browse our countless options, you can visit one of our many showroom locations. If you would like to speak to a representative about replacement windows, vinyl siding or entry door systems, please give us a call today. The professionals at Window Nation offer a huge selection of windows and we provide service excellence so you are certain to be happy with every step of your window installation. Contact us today for more information on any of the windows or other services we offer.

When it comes to choosing replacement windows, it’s important to choose the right windows for your particular needs. It’s also very important to choose the right window installation experts to make sure the windows are installed correctly, just as the manufacturer has specified. When you choose Window Nation for your replacement windows, you get a world of options. Whether you are looking for casement windows, sliding windows, venting windows, double hung windows or even bay windows, we have many different styles, materials and colors to choose from! We offer some of the highest quality window brands, including:

 

  • Pella

  • Bainbridge Plus Windows

  • Barrington Windows

  • Elements Windows

  • Imperial LS Windows

  • Magnum Windows

  • Vytex Windows

  • Envision Premium Window System

 

If you are interested in replacement windows for your home and experts to install these windows, the professionals at Window Nation would like to be your first choice in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Ohio. For more information on the replacement window options we offer in your area, visit one of our showrooms in your region. We can show you many of the options we offer and help you choose windows to suit your home, your style and your budget!

 

At Window Nation, all our windows are installed within the strict guidelines of the InstallationMasters™ training and certification program. Every installation team is lead by a factory trained Certified Installer, so you know that your replacement window installation will be done correctly. We take great care to make sure you understand the window installation process and work carefully, making sure we protect your property during the installation process. We don’t just want to replace your old and drafty windows; we strive to provide a stress-free replacement window experience.

 

For replacement windows, expert installation and a no worry limited lifetime warranty* (*Limited lifetime warranty will vary by manufacturer and may provide exclusions. Window Nation carries window models from several manufacturers and all warranties are available upon request), choose the professionals at Window Nation. And if you are in need of new vinyl siding, secure entry door systems, French doors, sliding glass doors or storm doors, please contact us at any one of our locations.

 

 

When you decide to install new energy efficient windows in your home, the decisions don’t stop there! Along with making the choice to change out the old windows in your home for new Energy Star rated windows, you need to choose the style, the color, the material as well as the glass options for your new windows. All of these options are important, but we’d like to discuss the different glass options you can choose to make your new windows as energy efficient as possible. Here are just a few of the energy efficient glass options you can choose for your home from the window installers at Window Nation.

Extreme Low-E– These windows are our most popular glass option, combining value and energy efficiency with UV protection. These windows feature double pane insulated glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings to increase comfort inside your home year round. These windows block 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option. 

Ultra Triple Pane– These windows feature insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass plus a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort throughout the year. These windows block 90% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option.

Ultimate Triple Pane– This triple pane glass system provides excellent thermal performance and holds extremely high ratings for energy efficiency in all areas of the country. It features insulating glass with 2 Low-E silver oxide coatings on 2 panes of glass plus a third pane of Low-E glass to maximize comfort year round. It blocks up to 97% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Click here for more information on this energy efficient glass option. 

As you can see, replacing windows in your home with more energy efficient window options including energy efficient glass can save you money on your heating and cooling bills and better protect your belongings from the sun’s harmful rays. Along with these glass options, we offer glass coatings to further improve the insulation and energy efficiency of our windows.

For more information on the energy efficient windows and glass options available, contact Window Nation today. One of our sales representatives will be happy to discuss your options and make your new replacement window dream a reality! Our service area includes Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia and Ohio.

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!

Have you been looking for a way to improve the exterior of your home? There are lots of  obvious changes that can be made: paint your siding, add some landscaping accents or even plant new trees in your yard, but one idea you may not have thought of is adding a bay window or a bow window to your home. The addition of these windows can take your home from looking like every other home on the block to looking like it was custom built just for you. Besides adding beauty and character to the exterior of your home, here are more benefits for adding bay windows or bow windows to your DC home: 

  1. Bay and bow windows make a statement both inside and outside your home. The three-dimensional shape of these windows can give you added shelf space or seating space in the interior and create a dramatic new view of your property.

  2. Vinyl bay and bow windows from Window Nation are backed by the most comprehensive warranty in the industry that guarantees the entire window, glass, vinyl and even the labor for as long as you live in the home and even 15 years to the next homeowner!

  3. All our bay and bow windows are custom made to fit the exact specifications of your window opening; they are also made to be energy efficient, helping to lower your heating and cooling costs and increasing the comfort of your home, even during weather extremes.

  4. A patented scupper system that comes with bay and bow windows from Window Nation prevents moisture from accumulating in the window frames by channeling it outside.

  5. We can offer superior installation on all our bay and bow windows as well, using a custom designed ‘low-profile’ cable anchoring system so that your window unit is hung from your roof joists, allowing for more structural integrity. Our bay window roof options allow for more architectural interest for the exterior of your home.

  6. Our bay and bow windows come with several options to suit your home’s individual needs. We offer many models, elegantly styled contoured grids between the glass, recessed halogen lighting and foam-insulated seatboards to make your new bay or bow window the focal point of any room.

If you’ve been considering adding more interest to the exterior of your home to improve your home’s curb appeal, call Window Nation today for a free window estimate to help you determine exactly what style window will fit your needs and your budget. Bay and bow windows are both excellent options to upgrade the look of your home, but if you’re looking for other vinyl, wood or fiberglass windows to replace your outdated and drafty windows, check out the replacement windows in DC provided by the professionals at Window Nation. We offer many different window styles, colors and glass options that are sure to fit your needs; contact us today to discuss your needs and we’d be happy to help you choose the replacement windows that will change the look and comfort of your home.