Now Offering Alside & Revere Windows (almost) Nationwide!

In the fall of 2015 we started testing a program offering both Alside and Revere windows with and without professional installation in several cities across the country. Thanks to our fantastic readers this program has been a HUGE success. As a result, we’ve expanded to 37 markets nationwide and launched our new brand, Window Universe Express.

If you’re looking for new windows for your home this is the easiest possible way to get there and I’ll show you why. Check out our FAQ (link below) for even more info.

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Here’s the window dog hard at work with the team at a home and garden show. He has to earn his kibble around here!

First, we’re offering a wide range of window options from both Alside and Revere. Our most popular options have been the Alside Mezzo and the Revere Berkshire Elite and there are many others to choose from. We’re also offering all styles of windows including casements, bay windows, garden windows, sliding patio doors and much more.

Next we’re offering top quality installation with a local project manager and top quality installation crews to make sure everything is done right. You can also install the windows yourself if you’d prefer.

Best of all, if you’re in an area covered by this program, we can get you a complete itemized quote for your project without ever inviting a salesperson to your home.

That’s right, you could spend several evenings inviting salespeople into your home to give you their sales pitch, walk you through their predetermined “price drops” and try to close the deal with their 50% off today only special after calling the manager for a special deal 3 times. Or, you could exchange a few emails with our industry experts to get your project moving along quickly and easily.

It’s up to you…

So who is Window Universe?

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Window Universe is the company we founded many years ago. We’ve grown from one small business operating out of an apartment to a multimillion-dollar business with 7 stores in several states and more on the way.

With our Window Universe Express brand we have the same top-quality products and services that we offer through our retail stores.

How does this all work?

 It’s pretty simple, which is why I love it. When you’re ready to get a quote for your replacement window project just fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you with the most helpful email we can write as quickly as we can.

You’ll see we don’t need the sizes of the windows to get you a quote. This seems unusual to some folks, but even in markets where we have stores our reps don’t measure the windows.   It’s just not necessary to get a quote in the vast majority of projects. We’ll get the windows measured before the manufacturing begins, but it’s not needed yet.

The basic info we’ll need is how many windows you want to replace, how do you want them to open, what color window frames do you want, etc. Just the basics.

If there is anything about your project that you think is unusual just note it and we’ll address it when we get back to you. The whole process is really easy.

What have our customers been saying about this program?

 Here’s one example:

If you don’t want to DIY your windows but pride yourself in being an informed consumer, Window Universe Express is the way to go! After sitting for hours listening to people tell me why their windows were the best, I couldn’t figure out why the window packages I was being presented with were so expensive ($10 – 12k for 7 slider windows)…

We are so pleased with the windows, the installer, and the process… Window Universe Express has created a great way to inform yourself as a consumer and be able to get real numbers. No games, gimmicks or “guess what your price is going to be if you buy it today!”

I rarely write reviews for products/services, but I was so impressed with the process, price and product, I told Dan that I would be happy to endorse them!

–Excerpt of an Angie’s List review from Andrea in Seattle, WA

Here’s another.

Every aspect of this window experience was excellent. They didn’t give a sales pitch, but instead provided links to specific information about all different types/brands of windows with ratings and specifications, so I was able to make an informed decision. 

He then provided a very detailed quote so I knew exactly what I was paying for, and was able to add or remove options and see the price impact of these changes. The accountant in me loved this approach.  Once we agreed to the window specs, I was given a final price and the measuring was scheduled. 

The gentlemen who came to measure the windows arrived when scheduled and was quick and efficient.  The windows were promptly ordered and once the windows were ready, the installation was scheduled.  The installation crew arrived on time and got right to work.  They put down tarps on my carpets since the install was on the 2nd floor and it was wet and snowy outside.  They installed the windows in a few hours and cleaned up afterwards.

–Excerpt of an Angie’s List review from Lisa in Philadelphia, PA

Here’s a bit more feedback from Austin in Dallas.  You get the idea.

Folks love it.

Why are the prices so great?

Ha.  Good question.  Window Universe Express is a completely different kind of window company.  We’re able to offer top quality products and expert level service at a very low price because we don’t spend our money on things you don’t care about.

Most traditional window companies spend tons and tons of money on sales and marketing.  It’s not unusual for a company to spend 30%-40% of their total sales dollars on things that you don’t care about like sales commissions, marketing and advertising.  Paying people to walk around neighborhoods knocking on doors is expensive, so are tv commercials and billboards.

Another company may be able to get to a similar price by offering cheap windows or by using cheap subcontractors.  That’s a low price, but it’s not a great value.

A typical company offering the products and services we do would charge $10k for a project while we would charge $7k or less.  It’s just a great deal.

I have more questions

Great! I love it when folks ask great questions. I’ve been emailing with many people about this program since we launched. I’ve noted most of the questions we get and put the answers all in one place for you.

On our FAQ page you’ll find answers to all sorts of questions like:

  • Will the price change after the windows are measured?
  • Who does the installation?
  • What is the warranty on these windows?
  • Are these the right windows for my climate?

Answers to those questions and many more on our FAQ page here – this will open in a new tab so you don’t lose your place here.

How do I get a quote?

That’s the easiest part. When you’re ready to get a detailed itemized quote for your project just fill out the form below and we’ll send you back an email just as quickly as we can.

If you don’t know the answer to any of the questions or if you’re not sure about something just make a note of it and send in the form as complete as you can. It’s ok if you don’t know all of the terms for these things. We don’t require you to be a window expert.

What if I don’t know the window terms?

Don’t worry about it.  If you’re unsure about something just take your best guess and let us know you’re not quite sure.  We can always revise the proposal later.

Another great way to learn about window styles and options is to take a look at our window design studio.  You can see the common styles and options with the right terminology.  Give it a try.


What cities are included in this program?

Here is the list of cities where we are currently offering this program. We’ll surely be adding more soon so if your city isn’t on the list check back often.

  • California
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
      Kansas City, Overland Park
  • Kentucky
      Lexington, Louisville
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
      Kansas City
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
      Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
  • South Dakota
      Rapid City
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
      Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
  • Utah
      Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City
  • Virginia
      Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Richmond, VA Beach
  • Washington
      Seattle, Spokane
  • Wyoming

Don’t see the area you’re looking for, try here.

If you’re within about an hour of any of these cities and you’re ready to finally get those new windows just fill out the form right here. We will get back to you asap and we will NEVER share your information with anyone.

Have more questions?  Don’t be shy, just ask!

To see if we can help with your project just fill out this form and you’ll receive an email with the next steps within 24 hours.

Get your completely FREE project quote by email.  

The Best Window Company in Columbus, OH – Zen Windows!

If you’re looking for the very best window company in Columbus and the surrounding area you’re in luck.  My friend Dan Wolt founded Zen Windows in 1998.  His idea was that he could make buying new windows incredibly easy.  It turns out he was right and his business now has locations all over the country.

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Here’s Dan looking all fancy!

Mr. Wolt saw that the window business had become a broken model that just wasn’t working for customers.  He set out to reverse that by opening a company that would treat its clients like family.

His first step to becoming the best window company in Columbus was to align himself with the best window manufacturers.  He wanted to work with companies with impeccable reputations and solid, time-tested products. From there, he hired only the best people in the trade.  From customer care concierges to expert window technicians he assembled an all star team.  Then created a company culture in which every employee was trained to adopt a “customer comes first” ethos.

Realizing that most customers had encountered previous dealings with contractors who did not meet their expectations, Mr. Wolt implemented a NO MONEY DOWN policy.  The goal was to ensure his clients were totally satisfied upon completion of their project before any money was to be paid to Zen Windows™. Lastly, he completely did away with the in-home sales presentation. Zen clients are delighted to be able to shop online—on their time, with no high-pressure sales tactics.

The new model has been a smash success. It’s clear that Zen Windows has become the very best window company in Columbus and the surrounding area.  In its first few years, Zen Windows™ was praised by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless other publications and review sites.

In 2015, based on its unprecedented high ratings with Angie’s List, almost every Zen Windows location won their esteemed Super Service Award. Zen was the only retail vendor to be showcased at the National Annual Angie’s List Festival of Service in Indianapolis in 2015.  I was at this event and Dan gave a great presentation to all of the other contractors in attendance.   

In 2012, Zen Windows™ was named a “2012 Remodeling Magazine BIG 50 Award Winner” for its remarkable industry impact. Zen Windows™ was the only window company, selected out of 685,000 contractors nationally, to be so recognized. In 2011, Zen Windows was given the “Best of Columbus Award” in the Window Installation Contractors category by the U.S. Commerce Association. This prestigious award recognized Zen for the company’s ethics, customer service, and overall customer/employee satisfaction.  

Zen Windows has grown nationally to service almost any major market in the United States. Even with the rapid advancement of technology since Zen’s inception, one thing has never changed: every client in Columbus will always work directly with Dan from start to finish.

To get an easy quote for your project there are 3 great ways to contact Dan and his team:

  1. Send Dan an email.  You can reach him at [email protected].
  2. Give him a ring at 614-448-6920
  3. Fill out the form below and his team will contact you.  Don’t worry we don’s share your info with anyone, ever.

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