Fulton, MD – Window Nation received a 2017 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential home improvement industry. The award encompasses all of their regional offices, servicing customers in Ohio, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennnsylvania.

Since 2005, GuildQuality, an Atlanta-based third-party customer satisfaction software surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home building, remodeling, and home improvement professionals demonstrating the highest level of customer service within the U.S. and Canada.

Out of 600+ eligible applicants, Window Nation is one of 300+ businesses within the residential home improvement industry recognized by GuildQuality for consistently delivering superior customer care.

In determining which businesses received the 2017 Guildmaster Award, GuildQuality reviewed thousands of survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates and considered two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers stating they would recommend the business to friend and the percentage of customers who responded.

Window Nation achieved a recommendation rate of 90% or above from their customers surveyed by GuildQuality.

“This is an incredible honor for us, as it’s clearly an award we earned by providing superior customer service every single day,” said Co-owner and CEO, Harley Magden. “We are proud of our entire team and grateful to everyone who chooses Window Nation for their replacement windows, doors and siding.”

For more on the 2017 Guildmaster Award and qualifications, visit www.guildquality.com/guildmaster/.

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About Window Nation

Window Nation was started in 2006 by two brothers who literally grew up in the window business, learning about home improvement, customer care and the difference a quality window can make. The company provides an unsurpassed selection of premium windows, doors and siding installed by highly skilled, licensed professionals. The company has replaced over 350,000 windows in Ohio, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennnsylvania. Learn more here.

About GuildQuality

Over 2,300 residential construction professionals rely on GuildQuality’s customer satisfaction surveying software to help them deliver exceptional customer service and get the recognition they deserve for their commitment to quality. Join GuildQuality’s community of quality today and see your company through your customers’ eyes. For more information about GuildQuality, visit www.guildquality.com.

Windows and screens are much like a beekeeper’s protective gear. It only takes a single hole or tear, and you’re vulnerable to getting stung. Only, with windows and screens, that sting comes in the form of an unexpected jump in heating/cooling costs, costly water damage in your walls, and a potential pest invasion. Sometimes, that sting is actually a sting. Improper screening also allows bees, wasps, hornets and other household pests an entry point into your home. That is why it is so important to have good windows and properly maintained screens on your house.

How to fix a damaged screen:

Tools needed to fix a damaged screen: Spline roller, flat blade screwdriver, duct tape, a utility knife, scissors, window screening, and new spline (found in any hardware store.)

  • Lay the screen and frame flat on a hard surface.

  • Duct tape the four corners to the surface.

  • Use the flat head screwdriver to gently pry up a corner of the spline (the strip found around the edge of the screen).

  • Gently pull out all of the spline.

  • Remove the old screen.

  • (optional) Clean the grooves around the inside of the frame.

  • Lay the new screen so that it leaves about 2 inches extra around the outside of the frame.

  • Use the convex side of your spline roller, starting at one corner, and start rolling in the new spline.

  • Use the flat edge screwdriver to push the spline into the corners.

  • Once the spline is completely in, use the concave side of the spline roller to do another pass.

  • Use a knife or a pair of scissors to cut off any excess spline.

  • Cut off any extraneous screen using your utility knife cutting at a 45 degree angle.

  • Install your new window screen back onto your window.

Curb Appeal

Screens also affect the curb appeal of your home. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, damaged screens can turn a beautiful home into an unsightly mess. If you’re out to impress, keeping your screens in great condition is a good way to start.

New Windows

Stunning windows is another way to make your home stand out, and when you get new windows from Window Nation, you’ll also get durable screens with strong fiberglass mesh and heavy-duty aluminum frames for long-lasting durability and solid protection from invading pests.

When it’s time for a new window or window screen, it’s time for Window Nation.

 

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.

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.

As summer comes to an end, the cool and crisp fall weather starts to settle in. You can feel it in the air and when the leaves finally start to change, it becomes painfully obvious that summer is over. During this time of year, it is wise to start preparing your home for winter. Window Nation, the window replacement company serving MD, VA, DC, and OH would like to offer you a few tips to help you get your home ready for the colder months.

  1. Check for areas in your home that may be allowing for drafts. To keep your home warm in the winter and save money on energy bills, you need tight fitting windows and doors. Brand new replacement windows that are professionally installed by Window Nation will help keep your heating bills low and keep your furnace from having to work overtime to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

  2. Store your air conditioner in the basement or garage. You won’t need it for a few months, so making sure it is safely stored away until next year can keep it protected and avoid any damages that it may sustain during the winter.

  3. Install storm doors; energy efficient storm doors from Window Nation can offer insulation as well as protection for your home from the winter weather.

  4. Have your heating system checked. You’ll want to have annual maintenance services performed in the fall to make sure you don’t wake up to a freezing cold house in the middle of January.

  5. Go through your home to make sure that all heating ducts/vents are clean and dust free; make sure they are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or curtains.

  6. Have your fireplace or chimney cleaned. This should be done by a professional; you’ll want to have the chimney cleaner also check the damper to make sure it is tightly closed to prevent drafts.

  7. Make sure your gutters are clear. Remove leaves and other debris to keep the water draining correctly.

  8. Consider having your home re-sided with reinforced vinyl siding. The pros at Window Nation offer exceptional vinyl siding services; not only will new vinyl siding protect your home from the winter weather and add increased insulation, it will also give your home a fresh and beautiful new exterior that increases your home’s curb appeal.

Following these tips can help prepare your home for the harsh winter months. It is best to get started on these projects now, before the first leaves fall, so that you have plenty of time to complete these projects before the really chilly weather arrives!