A front entry door can not only add beauty and make your home seem refreshed and new, but it also serves as the focal point that most people notice when they first approach or drive by your home. Your door can speak volumes about your home, your life, and you. Your front door can say, “I am inviting,” “I am comfortable,” “I am loved,” “I am busy,” or even “I don’t care!” Your front door can welcome people in or cause hesitation and insecurity. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that choosing the right front door can be a daunting task. Surely, the fact that your front door is the first thing noticed is a huge factor to consider when you buy a new front door.
The next factor to consider is access. Not only does your door need to add beauty and invite people to knock, but it also has to allow easy access. Things like door knobs and design definitely matter, but you should also consider the size of your front door. If a change in size is warranted, now is the time to figure that out. You want to be sure that it will open wide enough to fit that new kitchen stove or your upgrade to a king size bed; and I am certain more than one of us has purchased a new sofa only to find there was no way to bring it into the home – without the use of a chainsaw anyway. This factor may require a crystal ball as you look into the future with your mind’s eye, but it is well worth the thought.
The third factor to consider is security. In this day and age, keeping your home safe from intruders is a necessity. You will want to consider where you live and how much of a threat forced entry is for your home. Things like door materials, lock options, door thickness, and glass options are important considerations when the safety of your family is at stake. You will definitely want to get some expert advice where this is concerned. Another aspect of the security of your door is making sure that unwanted pests can’t find a way in. Mice can slip under a door that has a gap the width of a pencil! Making sure your new door is impenetrable by man and beast is a huge concern.
Another consideration is climate. What is the weather like where you live? You want to be sure that your new front door can keep the hot air in during the colder months and the cold air in during the warmer months. Equally important, it should keep the drafts and cold winter winds from finding a place to blow through. You want to be sure that your door is energy efficient, and you want to be sure that you understand the options that are available for the model you are considering for weather stripping, insulation, and glass.
The last, and possibly the most important, of the five factors to consider when you are buying a new front door is where to go. Improper installation can cause heat loss, increase heating and cooling costs, and access for pests and possibly intruders. Poor material quality causes doors to wear out sooner and can allow gapping and easy damage.
You want to make sure that the company you choose can give you expert advice in all of these areas and more. You want to know that the company you choose is tried and true. You want to know that the company you choose has thousands of satisfied customers. And you want to know that the company you choose stands behind its products and services. You can meet all of these expectations with one stop at Window Nation and you don’t have to just take our word for it. Check us out on Angie’s List, at the Better Business Bureau, or browse through the online reviews on our website.
Choosing Window Nation for your new purchase will ensure that you are completely satisfied with the beauty, fit, and function of your door.
If you haven’t heard yet–and we don’t imagine you have unless remodeling is your life like it is ours–but Window Nation just placed 6th on the 2016 Remodeling 550 List which is published by Remodeling Magazine. Considering the fact that we’ve only been in business for 10 years, we’re pretty pumped. So, how does a 10-year-old remodeling company place 6th out of all the remodeling companies in the United States? We’re glad you asked.
Sure, we’ve installed over 275,000 windows throughout Ohio, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia and you learn a lot when you’ve installed a lot of windows. And, sure, Window Nation was founded by two guys who are third-generation window experts; but experience isn’t the secret sauce that has made us a fierce competitor in the marketplace. It is our commitment to giving our customers what they’re looking for.
Aaron and Harley Magden, co-owners of Window Nation, say they learned their customer-centric business model growing up under the guidance of their father and grandfather. Harley says, “We believe in doing well by doing good.” That is to say: if you do a good job and make a good product, you’ll do well financially.
Window Nation now employs 246 people who share this philosophy. It is the glue that holds it all together. It is the goal that keeps everyone pushing forward. It is a way of doing business that makes everybody happy. Our customers are happy because they know we want to do right by them, and our employees are happy because they know that, at the end of the day, they don’t have to wonder if they’re going to run into a disgruntled customer at the grocery store. Of course, we’re kidding. It is so much more than that.
People really want to work for a company that does a good job. They want to know that they are a part of something that matters; and Window Nation’s employees know that we give people the best bang for their buck, lower their energy costs, increase their quality of life, and make their homes more beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to do that for a living?
Aaron says, “We believe in this wholeheartedly. There’s no shortage of great companies out there to work with. So our goal every day is to make our customers feel good about their decision, and show we’re on their side, throughout the entire process, and beyond.”
We’re excited that we’ve leaped up from 9th place last year, to 6th place this year. That means we’re doing a good job; and we know that if we do a good job…we’ll keep doing well.
We think it does. In fact, we are so convinced that it does, each one of our installation
teams is led by a factory trained Installation Masters™ Certified Installer. This national, 3rd-party certification ensures that our teams are up to speed on the most advanced installation techniques available, on all established industry standards, and on the best practices for accomplishing a successful installation. What does this mean for you? A stress-free process, and windows you can enjoy, and rely on, for years to come.
Years to come?
Yes. When we say you’re going to be happy with your new windows, we mean it. We offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry, especially on the windows we manufacture in house. All windows we produce come with a “Lifetime Plus” warranty. What does this mean? Your entire window, glass, vinyl, and labor is covered for as long as you own your home (and an additional 15 years for the next homeowner). But, we couldn’t provide this kind of warranty if we didn’t have complete confidence in our installation teams.
So, superior window installation really does matter.
There is nothing worse than realizing the windows you had installed a few years back are starting to stick, or worse, letting water into the walls of your home. Poor installation isn’t always apparent when the job is done. More often than not, it is a few years down the road when you begin to realize the job wasn’t done right. Our Installation Masters™ Certified Installer will make sure the window has a thorough seal and all measurements are correct. This guarantees a sound product for year to come.
During the process, it is necessary for team members to come into your home. It matters that we employ trustworthy and polite installation professionals. And, when our team is done, you can expect that they will thoroughly clean the job site and make sure that everything is left the same as they found it.
Not only is it important to have certified and professional installers, it is vital to have a detailed and professional installation process. Our team leaders make sure all best practices are followed, including a final inspection with you, our customer, to ensure quality and complete satisfaction.
So, what do you think? Does superior window installation matter?
If you think it does, let Window Nation make sure your investment is protected and that those new windows continue to be the perfect addition to your Philadelphia home for years to come. Get connected through our contact page and one of our agents will be happy to get you started.
Bay windows aren’t right for everyone. Walk down this quick list and see if these reasons match the reasons you have for wanting windows installed.
- You want more light. If your goal is to bring more light into a room, bay windows are a perfect choice. This type of window bulges out from your home and gives three angles of entry for light to come in.
- You want to open up space. Unlike flat windows, your new bay windows will open up some space to put decorative objects, figurines, seat cushions, plants, and more. If you’re looking to make a room feel larger, bay windows are the way to go.
- You want to add character to your home. This type of window will stick out, quite literally. Bay windows are an interesting, eye-catching addition to any home that will increase curb appeal and add character. If you’re looking to make an impression with your new windows, bay windows can make it happen.
Why Choose Window Nation?
Once you’ve decided that bay windows are right for you, you’re faced with the difficult task of choosing the right company. Why is this such a difficult task? Because many of the issues that can creep up to bite you in a few years aren’t as obvious as they should be. Here are some things you won’t have to worry about when you choose Window Nation.
- Having to get new windows in 5 years. When your windows are installed by Window Nation, our team will gut your window openings down to the studs and rebuild them before your bay windows are installed. That is why we are confident enough to offer a comprehensive warranty on the entire window, glass, vinyl, and labor for as long as you live in your home, and 15 years for the next homeowner.
- Water damage. Our bay windows have a patented scupper system that prevents moisture from accumulating in the window frames by channeling it outside. And, our GAF Weather Watch coating prevents water from penetrating into your home.
- Energy efficiency. When you have Window Nation bay windows, you’ll have sealed insulation in the window frames that enhances thermal performance, and energy star efficient glass to keep heat out.
- Quality control. Since we manufacture our own windows, we can ensure the highest level of craftsmanship like double stack four point welders that guarantee extraordinary strength on the corners of all our bay windows.
Are bay windows right for you? Take the next step. Reach out and speak
with one of our experienced agents and start the process. You’ll be amazed at the difference new bay windows can make in your life. Let Window Nation help you make the right investment so that you can enjoy your new bay windows for years to come.