There are extra costs to owning your own home. When things break down, you have to fix them. When the lawn needs to be mowed, you have to buy the gas for your lawn mower. If you want to enjoy beautiful annual flowers, you’re going to have to fork over the cash to plant them every spring. If you want to stay cozy warm through the winter, you are going to have to pay to heat your home. You don’t have a landlord to pay for any of these things. Is that why you’re here? Are you feeling the bite of that energy bill?

Are you noticing how much of your monthly income is going out the window–quite literally? Here are a few ways your home can cost you money and some ideas for keeping more of that money in your pocket, where it belongs.

WINDOW EFFICIENCY

If you have old, leaky, drafty windows, you might as well keep those windows wide open. All of that expensive heat you are generating inside your home is going right out those windows. However, it doesn’t have to. Replacing old windows with new double or triple pane windows with Low-E coatings is a cost effective way to upgrade the efficiency of your home.

SEALING LEAKS

There are many ways your home can “leak” precious warm (and cold) air. It is vital to do an inspection of your exterior walls and seal any holes or gaps you find. Make sure you look closely around window and door frames, or places where pipes and electrical wires (or other items) pass through your exterior walls.

If you have forced-air heating or cooling ducts in your home, be sure to make certain that these are properly sealed. The EPA asserts that a fifth of the air that flows through ductwork often leaks out. This can cost you money.

SIDING EFFICIENCY

The siding on your home is like a nice, warm blanket. Like a warm blanket, siding is great for keeping heat in your home. Siding has insulation that works to resist heat transfer. If it is warm inside, the warmth is going to stay longer. If it is hot outside, that heat is going to stay out longer. Upgrading the siding on your home is one of the best ways to lower your energy bills. It is also a great way to give your home a face lift and get excited about it again.

DOOR EFFICIENCY

All doors lose heat, but sliding glass doors are especially good at it. Not only can heat escape through old weather stripping and seals, it will also be going right through the glass. While you’ll benefit from replacing any of the doors in your home, replacing old sliding glass doors with doors that take advantage of new heat resistant technology is really going to make a difference.

REPLACE OUT-OF-DATE APPLIANCES

Old heating units and air conditioners can cost you an arm and a leg without you ever realizing it. New infrared heaters are far more energy efficient than those old, coiled heaters. There has been quite a bit of enhancement in air conditioner technology. If your air conditioning unit is older than ten years old, it is definitely time to upgrade it.

PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

Give your home the cool and hot air when it needs it. If you have a programmable thermostat installed in your home, you’re sure to notice a reduction on your energy bills in only a couple of months.

IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE?

While we may not be able to help you with all of the ways you can make your home more energy efficient, we can get you on track with the most advanced door, window, and siding options available. At Window Nation, we have an incredible selection to help you meet your budget and get the most bang for your buck. We can also make sure these products are installed properly to take advantage of their incredible Energy Star efficiency. Reach out to one of our online representatives and let’s set up a free, in-home estimate for you. What do you have to lose–except more money out of the window?

If you’re thinking about adding siding to your home, there are a ton of reasons to consider vinyl siding. While this siding option had a rough start back in the 1950s, and earned a reputation for fading, cracking, and buckling, advances in science, manufacturing, and installation techniques have changed all that. Significantly. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider choosing vinyl siding for your home.

  1. Cost. Let’s be honest; cost matters. And vinyl has been the clear winner in this department for awhile, even though it hasn’t always been the winner when it comes to visual aesthetics. Now you can have both. Modern vinyl siding is beautiful and still retains its place as the leading, low-cost option. Of all the siding available today, you’re going to get the biggest bang for your buck if you choose vinyl.
  2. No painting necessary. If you’re the type of person who likes to change up the color on your home every once in awhile, this may not actually be a positive for you. But, if you dread having to paint and stain every 5 years, vinyl is the right choice. Not only will you not have the chore of painting your home to keep it nice, vinyl is extremely resistant to color fade. Your home is going to look vibrant for years to come.
  3. Less compromise. In the past, you would have had to compromise when choosing vinyl. Not anymore. Modern manufacturing technologies allow vinyl to have a rich textured look, just like wood. If you we were thinking that you would have to live without a beautiful wood grain, think again.
  4. Better than wood. Wood has a tendency to split, peel, and rot. It is also susceptible to insect invasion. Vinyl doesn’t have any of the deficiencies. With vinyl, you can expect a product that is going to stand up against the weather and all those bugs.
  5. Insulation. If your goal is to add a blanket of insulation to your home that will keep your energy costs down and make the interior of your home more comfortable all year long, then vinyl is the perfect choice. Our vinyl siding comes with contouring, insulating foam and with graphite particles, which slow down the transfer of heat.

If you have questions about colors, features, textures, and options that are available, reach out to us today, and let’s get started. You’re going to love your new look. And you’re going to love all of the convenience that comes with vinyl siding.

 

When you ask the question: “Does siding make a difference?” The answer will differ depending on who you ask. A painter will tell you that painting your house is much less expensive than having your home covered in siding, and that a professional paint job can last for up to 15 years. While a company that sells siding, like us, will say that siding holds its color better than paint, is much less maintenance, and will save you more money in the long run. So, who is telling the truth?
 
If you have never seen your Ohio home on an infrared camera in the winter, it may be worth taking a look. Infrared radiation has a wavelength from 800 mm to 1 mm and is emitted by objects that are heated. When you look at your home in this “light” you will immediately see that your windows are where the most heat is lost. In an infrared image, they will appear red, but, if you have no siding on your home, you may notice something else. Something disturbing! Your walls could be nearly the same temperature as your windows.
 
Infrared evidence doesn’t lie. If your home is losing heat, you’ll see it. Then you won’t have to wonder. You’ll know for sure that siding makes a difference. When you add siding to your home, you add insulation to your home, and that means energy savings put right into your pocket.
 
Sure, a professional paint job may be cheaper up front; but, in the long run, siding is definitely the way to go. Not only does modern siding give the same natural beauty as painted wood, it adds lasting savings to homeowners who have to worry about keeping heat in and brutal cold out.
 
For your Ohio home, new siding is one of the best investments you can ever make. Whether you’re looking to give your home that new home look and added curb appeal for resale or looking to add an upgrade that will pay for itself over time and start putting money into your pocket, siding is the way to go. Winters in Ohio don’t just suck heat out of your home; they suck money out of your pocket.
 
At Window Nation, not only do we sell the best siding available anywhere, we also make the process of choosing new siding easy by sending a professional right to your front door. Your Window Nation specialist will help you pick the perfect siding that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
 
In Ohio, siding makes a difference. Give us a call today and get your free in-home estimate scheduled, and start reaping the energy savings new siding will bring.
Our name may be Window Nation, but did you know that along with supplying our customers with energy efficient windows we are also the go to for doors, siding, and accessories?  At Window Nation we take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality products to ensure maximum comfort and energy-saving efficiency throughout your entire home.   We also take pride in working together with our customers to ensure that the needs of their home, style, and wallet are all met!
 
At Window Nation we understand how big of a commitment it is to purchase and install windows, doors, and siding for your home.  There are so many choices and decisions to make that may sometimes seem overwhelming, but do not fear.  We are here to help guide you from the very first step to the last.  When you work with Window Nation you can be sure that the end result will be satisfaction.  You, the customer, are our top priority! This is why we have come up with an incredible and easy program to help; that’s right, did you know that Window Nation offers a referral program?   
 
With Window Nation’s referral program you can earn money back on your purchase and your friends and family can have the peace of mind knowing that they got a great deal on windows, doors, and other products from Window Nation.  They, too, can experience the same high quality products and services, expertise, and satisfaction that you did – and you can be rewarded for it! So, how does this program work you ask?  Well, let us assure you it is super easy!  Just fill out a quick and easy form and for every person that you refer who becomes a customer and makes a purchase, you can earn a rebate check for up to $150.00! How much simpler can it get?
 
For more information about Window Nation and our windows, doors, and siding that can be installed into a new home or current home contact us today!  Our professionals are happy to speak with you and determine which products will work best for your home, family, and budget; and don’t forget to ask us for all the details about our referral program!

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.

This is the time of year when everyone starts preparing for the holiday season. With Christmas still more than a month away and Thanksgiving only a week away, there is a lot you need to consider to prepare your home for the holiday visitors that will be descending on you soon! The professionals at Window Nation in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Ohio would like to offer you some helpful tips to prepare your home for the coming holiday season and the guests that will be joining you for your holiday festivities.

Make sure that your home is prepared for visitors that may arrive in the evening hours. It gets dark very early this time of year, so making sure that all the exterior lights around your home are working is a very good idea to help keep visitors safe. If you have a walkway into your home that has any steps or rocks, have lights installed around the pathway to make sure your visitors don’t trip while coming into your home.

Prepare your living area by cleaning up clutter and dusting, making sure to dust in the high corners of rooms to remove any cobwebs that have appeared. You should also schedule a professional carpet cleaning this time of year to make sure your carpet is looking clean and fresh for when your visitors arrive.

Have your windows professionally cleaned as well. This is something you should have done once a year- windows both inside and out should have a good clean.

Make sure that your guest bedrooms are fully stocked with whatever your guests may need. A wall mirror, fresh towels and fresh bed linens are all things that should be present in your guest bedroom.

Once your home is prepared for the holidays, you can start thinking about the more important things like all the gift buying you still need to do and then the all-important holiday meal planning!

The window installation experts at Window Nation would like to wish you all a joyous holiday season and for all of your replacement windows, siding and entry door system needs, contact Window Nation today! We can provide replacement windows in Virginia to suit your home and style that will last you for years to come. Visit our showrooms in Baltimore, DC Metro, Cleveland and Canton to see the many window, siding and door options we can provide for your home.