Springtime is here again, and it is the season for an annual clean out all sorts of unneeded items. People are throwing away the junk that has cluttered up their space as well as starting to spruce up their homes with a little new paint and new landscaping to get it summer ready. Spring is also the time when most homeowners start to talk about home remodeling, adding a new room, redoing the livings space, or getting that leaky roof taken care of before another winter. Perhaps it’s just time for some new insulation and some new windows to make an older, drafty home into an energy efficient cozy sanctuary come December.

Having never experienced the life of a remodeler, some homeowners might find that the execution of their great ideas to be somewhat daunting when it comes time to do the labor involved. They find that the projects are never as easy as they look on home improvement networks and websites, and the costs can add up much quicker than anticipated. There is one part of a remodeler’s life that should never have to be difficult. Buying windows!

Getting just the right fit and the look that a homeowner was hoping for cannot be successfully achieved by ordering from a website and having windows delivered to your doorstep. New windows will not come with easy installation instructions. Without having an expert come to the home to see the design, talk with the homeowner, and gather the exact measurements of the existing windows, any homeowner will walk away frustrated and disappointed with their remodel.

Giving the window experts here at Window Nation a call will not only bring an expert to your door to help you design and find the perfect fit for your home, but it will also guarantee that you will get your windows custom made and designed to fit the budget that you were looking to spend. Experienced installers will be there to put your new windows in, and it will be done in a timely manner, making at least that part of your home remodel project a smooth transition between the old windows and the new ones.

We know that property owners take a lot of pride in the projects that transform a house into a home. Your custom windows should enhance that experience. Give our team at Window Nation a call and talk with an expert on how we can help you choose the right look and the right fit for you.

It is springtime, which means now is the perfect time to replace your windows. If you had a drafty winter or you have experienced other window related window problems in your home, it’s time to schedule a window installation. The process is easy and the peace of mind replacement provides is limitless. After you buy your new windows, this is what you can expect during the installation process.

Benefits of Replacing Your Windows

You made a good choice to replace your windows. We think you will be pleased with the many benefits of replacing your windows.

  • Lower energy bills

  • Better visibility and reduced fading

  • Less moisture and condensation

  • Prevents mold spores from growing

  • Regulates indoor temperatures

  • Increases home’s value

  • Keeps bugs and dust out

What to Expect When Your Windows are Installed

When you choose your new windows, it’s time to have them installed in your home.

First, a certified installer will arrive at your home. They will provide you with a rundown of the process and an expected completion time. The installers at Window Nation are there to answer any questions you may have from installation to management. Master window installers have experience installing more than 20,000+ windows and have decades of experience.

Before the installer gets to work, they will complete a thorough inspection and walk through. The installer completes a 20-point checklist to ensure the best installation. When it’s time to get started, the installer puts down a drop cloth to keep your home clean. The installer will also get out quality tested materials and tools for the job. This ensures that windows are installed properly and in compliance with your window’s warranty plan.

When it’s time to install, the professional installer will remove your old windows. The process used ensures your home isn’t damaged during the process. They are careful to protect the paint, trim, and walls. Once the old window is out, the team installs your custom window. The technician insulates and seals the window, and caps the exterior.

The attention to your needs doesn’t stop once the window is in. The crew leader does yet another inspection to ensure it was done properly. They will also tell you about the windows and how they work, as well as answer any questions you may have. Before the team leaves, the technicians clean their workspace, leaving no trace of their activity. Only clean, beautiful windows remain.

To schedule your window installation, give Window Nation a call today.

Where you buy your replacement windows and who you have install them are big decisions. The last thing you want is to have something wrong with them after they’re already installed; or worse, find out that they were installed wrong. Improper installation can lead to many issues–some of which are serious. And, you may have to live with that bad decision for years. That is why it is important to go with the right company. Here are 6 reasons Window Nation is the right choice.

  1. Reputation is important. If a company does a good job, they will have a good reputation. There was a time when you had to ask around to find out if a company does what they say they will do, but with today’s technology, it is easy to go to the internet and find out what people are saying. If you’re wondering if Window Nation has a good reputation, you don’t have to look any further than Angie’s List. Our happy customers have made us the Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for 2015. And, with a few more clicks, it is easy to find out that we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can trust Window Nation.

  2. Lots of variety! One reason our customers are so happy is the fact that we give them an amazing list of styles and colors to choose from. If you want a garden window; no problem. If you want a bow; no problem. We can help you find the perfect windows, with the perfect color, at a price that will fit perfectly into your budget.

  3. Those windows are going to last! Getting replacement windows is a big investment. We help you safeguard that investment by installing durable, long-lasting windows you can count on for years. In fact, we guarantee it. The windows we manufacture come with a lifetime warranty.

  4. Are honesty and integrity important? You bet they are. That is why we’ve made them the core of our business model. We stand behind the work we do. When problems creep in–which can happen–we work quickly to resolve them.

  5. Our windows are custom made locally. This may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a big difference if you need something fixed. With Window Nation, you’re not dealing with a faceless corporation.

  6. Family owned and operated. This has been a family business from the start, and we treat our customers like family. You’ll really notice the difference.

Is it time to get those windows replaced? Find out why so many people are happy with their Window Nation windows. Choosing Window Nation is a decision you can live with.

You have finally pulled the trigger and decided to replace your home’s windows; you have done the research as to why replacing your home’s older windows is a good idea- higher energy efficiency, lower energy bills, keeping your family warmer or cooler depending on the season, increasing the value of your home, and adding an extra touch of individuality to your home. Now the question is who do you pick to install your new replacement windows? Our answer is; of course, pick the best in the business- Window Nation. At Window Nation we have the experience, knowledge, and data (over 39,000 window installations) to back our answer up!

When it is time for the professionals at Window Nation to install windows in your home we choose to use any of four products to ensure that the windows are secure, tight, weather resistant, and easy to maintain and clean. We ensure your satisfaction through the use of WINTeQ Low Expansion Foam; OSI® QUAD® Window, Door, And Siding Sealant; OSI® H2U Window, Door, and Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant; and Quality Edge No-Mar Coil Systems. These products are explained in simple terms below!

WINTeQ Low Expansion Foam

WINTeQ™ TeQ::Foam™ window and door foam is a single-component, minimal expansion, and low pressure polyurethane foam; basically a lot of fancy words that mean after reacting with moisture this product will form a flexible foam that only expands slightly after applying. This foam is an ideal product in our eyes because it does not cause windows (or doors) to warp or deform over time and acts as an extremely effective barrier to stop moisture and air from entering your home.

OSI® QUAD® Window, Door And Siding Sealant

OSI® QUAD® Sealant is a sealant that has been specifically engineered to meet demands of replacement window systems. After application, it becomes permanently flexible and water resistant which ensures that the sealant will not crack or split even in the most extreme temperature and weather conditions. This sealant can be used on a variety of materials including: vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood, concrete, masonry stones, and fiber cement board. Another benefit of this highly recommended product is that it is an all-weather application; this means the product sticks to wet surfaced and there will be no water washout!

OSI® H2U Window, Door And Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant

OSI® H2U Window, Door & Siding Urethane Acrylic Sealant is a high performance sealant specifically designed for the window industry. This permanently flexible sealant boasts several qualities including: excellent adhesion, flexibility, durability, easy clean up, it is paintable, and it resists surface mold and mildew. This sealant is an excellent choice for indoor use as it has an Ultra Low VOC content, low odor, is non-flammable and non-toxic.

Quality Edge No-Mar Coil Systems

We trust and use No-Mar Coil systems simply because they are the best and outperform other products including vinyl, PC, and ply coil finishes. Through the use of No-Mar Coil system you can be sure that the custom trim options you choose will last and retain their finished appearance. Other benefits include built-in corrosion resistance, high tensile (flexibility) strength, exceptional UV protection, stain resistance, and it is available in 30 unique color choices to suit the look of any home!

At Window Nation we want to ensure our customers that we take the installation of your home’s new windows very seriously. We know that replacing your home’s windows represents a big time and financial commitment, and we want to ensure that your new windows last and perform well long into the future. To help ensure that only quality products are used and to maintain that we truly are the best in the business when it comes to the installation process, we take the time to have our professionals research and test new materials that will be used in the installation process. In fact, it takes over a year of testing before we actually use new products in customer homes.

For more information about the installation process or to get started replacing your home’s windows, contact the experienced window replacement experts at Window Nation today!

The care and upkeep of a home is an ongoing process. Improvements need to be made from time to time as things deteriorate or wear out. One of the greatest improvements you can make on your home is replacing the windows throughout the house. There are times that the need for new windows is very obvious. In other situations, the windows may still look new and modern but lack efficiency and should be replaced.

While there are many good contractors, there are also those who cut corners with both installation and choices of product. Cheap windows are exactly that…poor quality and very inefficient. Remember, they may look new but still lack the energy efficiency needed.

Many great things begin with no more than a dream. At an early age, Harley and Aaron Magden knew that their calling was to specialize in home improvement. They realized that everyone has the right to make choices. They knew that, to earn someone’s business, you would have to prove that you deserved that opportunity. Years later, Window Nation still seeks to guide each homeowner through every step of home improvements.

Window Nation is the leading choice for replacement windows and stands ready to help you with the proper choices of vinyl windows to suit your needs and stay within your budget. There are many choices of windows from popular double hung windows to sliders, bow windows, and even specialty shaped windows. The style and appearance, though an important consideration, is just one choice to make. The glass choices are many. More than 40% of the annual energy budget is consumed by heating and cooling. Again, there are many choices of glass from double pane extreme Low-E glass to ultimate triple pane glass. You can also consider Solarban 70XL to protect your home furnishings by blocking 99.97% of all harmful ultraviolet light. Your Window Nation professional will guide you through each option.

Regardless of the quality of product, proper installation is of utmost importance. Each Window Nation team has a factory trained installation master’s certified installer. The installer will do a complete walk-through, explaining the entire process while determining if there are any specific needs or requirements. Window Nation doesn’t just want to sell replacement windows; the goal is to provide a stress-free installation experience as well. Upon completion of the replacement process, a final walk-through will be done with the homeowner to ensure 100% satisfaction. The entire site will be thoroughly cleaned and every question will be answered. The first and most important step toward stress-free replacement windows is to contact Window Nation!

At Window Nation, we’re proud of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’re proud that we have relationships with independent 3rd-party organizations who hold us to the highest standards, like NFRC (The National Fenestration Rating Council and NARI (The National Association of the Remodeling Industry), and for the many certifications our company and employees have earned. These achievements have helped to rank us the 12th largest window retailer in the U.S. by Remodeling Magazine. But, at the end of the day, the opinion that matters most is what our customers think of us. Your reviews on Angie’s List, Houzz, Guildmaster, and more are not only a great encouragement to us; they are the fuel that allows new customers to choose our company. So, it matters what people say about us.

What are people saying about Window Nation?

“They are knowledgeable, pleasant, skilled, hard working, responsive, professional, and reliable,” says Peter of Titusville, New Jersey. “I instantly

felt a dramatic difference in my interior temperature and it isn’t even winter yet! Best investment in my home I have ever made. Hands down.”

“The crew arrived on time and their work was excellent. We can already feel the difference in the room where the windows were installed,” says Rod M. of Bowie, Maryland. “We will definitely be doing business with them again…”

As you read down through the many reviews our customers leave, two things really jump out: The friendly service our installation teams strive to give and the quality of the products we install. This really excites us because these are the areas of our business we really work hard on. At the end of the day, it is all about making customers happy.

“Window Nation did excellent work. We were happy that they were accommodating to our family and our house, and they really did an amazing job,” says James S., of Cleveland, Ohio. And, Candice T., of Odenton, Maryland says, “This is the second time using Window Nation and we are happy again.”

You’ll also notice that things don’t always go as planned. Getting everything right in a window installation can be tricky. Brian M., of Stafford, Virginia says, “Really appreciate after finding a couple of minor discrepancies, they returned and made corrections, no questions asked.”

This commitment to excellence and friendly service has caused many of our customers to say what Wayne T., of Strongsville, Ohio, said: “I will be a customer for life.” For us, there is no greater compliment.

We appreciate all the reviews our customers have taken the time to leave–good and bad. Your feedback is vital. There is really no way we could do what we do without you. From the entire family here at Window Nation, thank you for helping us be the best we can be.

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.

Are you aware that there is a secret weather forecasting formula locked in a black box in New Hampshire? True story. You can’t make this stuff up. But before you start thinking that this secret weather formula is somehow connected to the ancient Mayans, we’ll tell you right off the bat, it isn’t. This formula, which has proven itself to be 80% accurate, was devised by Robert B. Thomas, founder of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and has been used since 1792. It relies on the study of magnetic storms on the surface of the sun, prevailing weather patterns, and the atmosphere to predict future weather patterns.

Meteorologists question the validity of the Almanac and its methods because of its secrecy and their inability to compare it to modern techniques for studying weather patterns, which employ physics, math and atmospheric readings. They claim that the Almanac’s methods are not based on science, but cannot deny the track record of this popular reference guide.

Whether you’re a believer or not, it might be a good idea to take note of what the Almanac says about this coming winter. If the predictions are right, we need to prepare for extremely cold temperatures and lots of snow. What does this mean for you? More heating costs.

Not only are windows an attractive feature for your home and a wonderful way to let all that sunshine in, they can account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. How? By letting heat escape. With the possibility of another hard winter on the way, it might be time to think about new, energy-efficient windows for your home. The DOE suggests having Energy Star-qualified windows installed, and we agree. A typical home spends over 40% of their annual energy budget on heating and cooling. When you have high-performance windows installed by a professional like Window Nation, you keep more heat in your house through the winter and more cold air in during the summer. Before you know it, those beautiful new windows have paid for themselves.

There have been many advancements in glass coating, spacer systems and window technology, and each zone of your home may require different features. If you’re looking to keep frigid cold out, a triple-glass system will be the right choice. If security is a factor, laminated security glass may be needed. Your Window Nation professional will help you find the right windows for each zone on your home, and guide you through the many options available.

It might be a bitter winter or it might not be, but now is always the time to upgrade your windows and save on your energy costs.

 

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.

 

Let’s be honest. You’re pretty smart. You can probably handle the task of putting a new window into your home. After all–it isn’t rocket science. But there are some benefits to having replacement windows installed by a professional. Before you get Youtube fired up and pull out those tools that have a six-year layer of dust on them, take a peek at these few reasons you might want to get a pro to do that window installation for you.

The most obvious reason to have a professional take care of your window installation is they take all the risks. If the installer is unloading your new windows and turns wrong– that crashing sound sends a chill down their spine, not yours. You would be surprised how much can go wrong when you’re trying to put a window in. All it takes is one misstep and you have a broken window pane or a scratched frame.

If you have carpentry skills, putting in a window or two on the first floor is probably not going to be too hard. But for most, it is the details that come back to bite you. If you don’t know what the word plumb is, you may be in trouble. If you’ve cut out a hole that is exactly the size of the window you’re putting in, you may have some problems getting it in there. What’s worse, you could make the hole too big or uneven. Things that seem easy to a seasoned carpenter can turn into a nightmare for the average do-it-yourselfer.

Windows that aren’t installed right will underperform when it comes to energy savings. You might get that window in there, and make it look all pretty, only to have all your hot–or cold–air go right out. That’s no fun. It is estimated that up to 20% of heat exits through windows. Properly installed windows recaptures that lost money.

An improperly installed window can lead to cracked joints, exposure to the elements and exposure to pests. Water can do serious damage to a home and make it more attractive to wood-eating pests. When carpenter ants come to chew, they make weak spots into tiny entry points. When rodents explore your walls looking to get in, they may make those tiny entry points into superhighways.

When you get a professional, you don’t have to worry about falling off ladders, pounding your thumb, breaking your windows, missing one tiny step that will come back to haunt you, or losing out on all the energy savings new windows can bring. Give us a call at Window Nation in Philadelphia. Our professional installers take all the worry out of getting new windows.