There is crime in Philadelphia, just like there is everywhere in the United States–especially in areas where there are more people. Crime is part of living near a city center, but there are precautions we take that make us safer. We don’t go down certain streets, and we don’t go into places that are dark and isolated.

There are also things we do to keep our homes safer. We put up exterior lights, make sure all of our windows and doors are locked and put in a security system. These simple things can reduce our chances of being targeted by criminals. But a determined or desperate criminal won’t stop at a locked front door. All it takes is a strong kick to break through many doors and locking systems. That is why adding a new front door to your home will increase your security.

At Window Nation, our commitment to making quality doors that last is only the first step in providing for your family a door you can trust to keep you safer. All of our doors are manufactured in a state-of-the-art process that guarantees strength and stability. Whether you choose a steel or a fiberglass door, you can know for sure that you’re getting a door that is built to the highest quality standards, and one that is a superior alternative to consumer-grade doors sold through home improvement retailers. But we don’t stop here. Your new front door will come with the most advanced security features available.

Steel Security Features

  • Built with 20-gauge galvanized steel, you can trust these doors to be strong.

  • Our doors come with 49% more steel than a consumer-grade door.

  • These doors come with a 20-gauge security plate, Trilennium™ Multi-point hardware, Legacy™ and a rigid composite lock block.

  • The doors we manufacture come with a lifetime limited transferable warranty.

Fiberglass Security Features

  • Fiberglass is strong. Really strong.

  • Fiberglass doors can come with a multi-point locking system that will ensure the highest level of protection and impact resistance.

  • The door and the frame on this entry door solution work together to make a seal that is very strong.

It only takes seconds for a consumer-grade front door to be breached. Repel criminals, or give yourself more time to respond to an invasion attempt, with a front door system you can trust.

For more information about upgrading the front door on your Philadelphia home, reach out to one of our agents. There is a reason we have received the endorsement, “the door preferred by America’s top remodelers.” Let us show you all the reasons you’ll love a new entry door from Window Nation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again where parents jump for joy and children mourn the loss of the carefree, lazy days of summer. The treasured times of splashing through the wading pool in the park, chasing the ice cream truck through the neighborhood, or staying up late to watch a movie have come to an end, and the big yellow busses will be rolling once again beginning September 8 in the greater Philadelphia area. Although many parents enjoy the routine of the school year, getting ready to start can sometimes cause stress and financial burden.

There are a few tricks to help you save time and money when buying those back to school supplies you need for the first day of school.

  • Check ads and compare prices. Even a few cents here and there adds up

  • Make a list by store of the best deals and shop from your list

  • Buy bulk when the deals are great – like $0.10 notebooks – they don’t go bad!

  • Don’t overlook office supply stores for great deals on things like index cards and pens

  • Buy clothing at the end of year sales for huge savings and stock up for next year

Don’t spare expense when shopping for a backpack. This is the one area where saving money will cost you in the long run. The cheaper backpacks have to be replaced several times a year, but if you spend the extra up front on an LL Bean or Lands End pack it should be one and done for several years.

Safety is another issue that must be dealt with when starting a new school year. Remind your children to never talk to strangers – even to give directions. Adults should never need the assistance of a child, so any adult stranger trying to approach your child is a potential risk. When children need to walk to school or even just to the bus stop, it is wise to institute the buddy system. Staying with the group of kids offers safety. They should be taught to never take a ride from anyone other than a parent – even a family friend – unless they have been specifically told that it is ok by a teacher or administrator. Teach your child that if they are being followed they should shout and make a huge scene to draw attention to themselves while moving quickly in the opposite direction or toward a very public place such as a store. Most importantly, spend time with your children developing a comfortable talking relationship while things are safe so that they will be able to talk with you if things become scary.

Window Nation is wishing you and your family a very safe and productive school year.