The Best Window Company in Boise – Window Universe!

If you’re looking for the very best window company in Boise and the surrounding area you’re in luck!  My company, Window Universe, is offering windows in the Boise area and I’d be happy to personally help you with a window order.

We’re a little different than most companies in that we will email you our complete price list so you can see what everything will cost.  We’ll listen to what you’re trying to accomplish and make a suggestion that will accomplish your goals.

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In the Boise area we’re currently offering 7 models of windows with over 100 energy efficient options. We have the solution to just about every window problem which is why I’m confident we’re the best window company in Boise.

Best of all we’re doing it with no pushy in-home salespeople!

If you’d like to get a simple and easy quote for your project the process is pretty easy.  You can either complete the form at the end of this post and we’ll be in touch with more info.

If you’d like more info you can check out our website at www.WindowUniverseBoise.com for more info about what we’re up to.

How does this work?

Good question.  We’ve tried to design the absolute easiest way to get new windows.  Here’s how it works:

  1. You fill out the form on this page to request a quote
  2. We’ll send you a detailed and itemized quote for your window project
  3. You can ask any questions and we can make any revisions as necessary
  4. When we have the order the way you want it we have the windows custom measured, manufactured and expertly installed.

It’s so easy you won’t believe people still order windows the old fashioned way.

You can even order custom windows without installation to install yourself.

I want to see how this works!

Great, we want to hear from you.  Fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch with more info about the products and services that we offer in Boise.  You’re not going to believe how easy this is.

Not in Boise?  Check out our listing of the best window companies all over the country!

The Best Window Company in Pittsburgh – Window Universe

If you’re looking for the best window company in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area you’re in luck!  My company, Window Universe, serves the entire Pittsburgh area offering some of the best replacement windows around and sliding patio doors in town.

If you’re looking for the easiest possible way to get great quality products and service I would be happy to personally help you with your order. As our company has grown I can’t help everyone with ever order anymore, but I always reserve time to work with the readers of this site.  I love staying in touch with folks and hearing directly from you about your project.  If you request information through the form on this page I will personally respond to help out.

How does this work?

Great question.  First of all, we’re not a typical window company.  The biggest difference you’ll see is that we don’t send salespeople driving all over town trying to “close deals”.   You don’t see in-home salespeople for encyclopedias anymore, and you don’t see too many still selling vacuums or knives either.  As the great Bob Dylan used to say, “times, they are a changin”.  We’re the future of replacement windows, not the past.

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Here’s the window dog hard at work with us. He has to earn his kibble around here!

Everyone orders everything online now and windows are no different.  To get a quote and a free copy of our window price list just fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  I’ll get back to you with additional information and pricing.  From there we can make revisions and get your order moving along.

You don’t need to measure anything and you don’t need to deal with a salesperson sitting on your couch.  Our goal was to make this as easy as possible and I know you’ll enjoy it.

Can I see a window sample?

Sure, we’ve been doing this for a long time now and I promise we have an answer to every question.  The first step so to fill out the form and get your free price list.  Then we’ll go from there.

Who measures and installs the windows?

Another great question.  All of our projects in Pittsburgh are professionally measured and installed by the manufacturer’s installation service.  This means that the window manufacturer will take the exact measurements and then handle the installation as well.  It’s a great way to make sure you get a quality result.

Which windows do you offer?

We offer a range of options in Pittsburgh in an effort to provide a great option for most people.  We’ll have options with U-Factors as low as 0.18, Air Infiltration rates as low as 0.01, STC ratings as high as 34.  I could go on and on.  The point is we probably have the right option for you.

When you request your quote below feel free to give me some info as to what you’re looking for or what you’re comparing to.  It’s ok if you just want a decent option at a decent price.  Frankly, that’s what most people are looking for.  You don’t need to be a window expert, I have that covered.

Still have questions?

The easiest thing to do is to fill out the form below and get your free copy of our price list.  That way you’ll be able to see what is involved.  If you have questions just email me back and ask me.  It’s really easy.  Ultimately we’re not the right fit for everyone.  If I don’t think your project is right for us I’ll be happy to tell you.  My goal is to create happy customers, not to close deals.

Why doesn’t every company send out copies of their price list?

Ha, your guess is as good as mine.  I can only assume that if a company was proud of the value they offered they’d be happy to share their pricing. If they’re not so proud they may be a little reluctant.  If you’d like to see a copy of our pricing just fill out the form below and I’ll personally email you back with a suggestion or two and some detailed pricing info.  It’s the easiest way to order new windows.

Cheers!

Dan “TheWindowDog” Schweihs

 

What is the “MPG” of your windows?

What is the MPG of your windows? Sounds like a silly question right? After all, a window can’t actually be measured for miles per gallon.  That said, a window CAN (and is) be measured and rated for its performance and efficiency, very similar to the MPG on your car.

There is a long list of nerdy, complex ratings for a replacement window, both for thermal and structural performance. The big ones discussed by most experts however, would be U-value and Air Infiltration. Most homeowners learn enough about windows when shopping around to compare the U-value (essentially measures how well the window insulates), but Air Infiltration is not talked about quite as much. This is particularly ironic given that a top three complaint about your old windows will be “they are too drafty”.

So why isn’t this rating talked about more frequently? Frankly, because most windows stink in this area. It would be like a car maker advertising that their new model gets 8 MPG. Not gonna happen. That leaves the ball in your court as a consumer, to ask for and verify these ratings so that you can make an informed buying decision.

For a reference point, a window with an Air Infiltration rating of .20-.30 cfm(lower is better) is about like a gas guzzling truck or suv. Maybe 8-12 MPG. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can find windows in the range of .05-.01 cfm, and those would be more like 40-50+ MPG hybrid or electric car. Of course there is everything in between as well.

Lastly, one of the best things about considering these ratings– air infiltration in particular– is that unlike mileage, these ratings can be great indicators of a window’s quality in addition to it’s performance and efficiency. A small, junky car with a small engine can still get pretty good gas mileage, but for a window to be very airtight, it needs to be engineered and built to exacting tolerances.

 

Brandon Erdmann is the owner of HomeSealed Exteriors in Milwaukee, WI.  He’s a window installation expert, a supporter of this site and an all around great guy.  If you’re in the Milwaukee area and you’re thinking about new windows you should give Brandon a ring.  You’ll be glad you did.

The Best Window Company in Cincinnati – Window Universe

If you’re looking for the best window company in Cincinnati you’re in luck!  My company, Window Universe, serves the entire Cincinnati area offering some of the best replacement windows around and sliding patio doors in town.

If you’re looking for the easiest possible way to get great quality products and service I would be happy to personally help you with your order. As our company has grown I can’t help everyone with ever order anymore, but I always reserve time to work with the readers of this site.  I love staying in touch with folks and hearing directly from you about your project.  If you request information through the form on this page I will personally respond to help out.

How does this work?

Great question.  First of all, we’re not a typical window company.  The biggest difference you’ll see is that we don’t send salespeople driving all over town trying to “close deals”.   You don’t see in-home salespeople for encyclopedias anymore, and you don’t see too many still selling vacuums or knives either.  As the great Bob Dylan used to say, “times, they are a changin”.  We’re the future of replacement windows, not the past.

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Here’s the window dog hard at work with us. He has to earn his kibble around here!

Everyone orders everything online now and windows are no different.  To get a quote and a free copy of our window price list just fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  I’ll get back to you with additional information and pricing.  From there we can make revisions and get your order moving along.

You don’t need to measure anything and you don’t need to deal with a salesperson sitting on your couch.  Our goal was to make this as easy as possible and I know you’ll enjoy it.

Who measures and installs the windows?

Another great question.  All of our projects in Cincinnati are professionally measured and installed by the manufacturer’s installation service.  This means that the window manufacturer will take the exact measurements and then handle the installation as well.  It’s a great way to make sure you get a quality result.

Which windows do you offer?

We offer a range of options in Cincinnati in an effort to provide a great option for most people.  We’ll have options with U-Factors as low as 0.18, Air Infiltration rates as low as 0.01, STC ratings as high as 34.  I could go on and on.  The point is we probably have the right option for you.

When you request your quote below feel free to give me some info as to what you’re looking for or what you’re comparing to.  It’s ok if you just want a decent option at a decent price.  Frankly, that’s what most people are looking for.  You don’t need to be a window expert, I have that covered.

Still have questions?

The easiest thing to do is to fill out the form below and get your free copy of our price list.  That way you’ll be able to see what is involved.  If you have questions just email me back and ask me.  It’s really easy.  Ultimately we’re not the right fit for everyone.  If I don’t think your project is right for us I’ll be happy to tell you.  My goal is to create happy customers, not to close deals.

Why doesn’t every company send out copies of their price list?

Ha, your guess is as good as mine.  I can only assume that if a company was proud of the value they offered they’d be happy to share their pricing. If they’re not so proud they may be a little reluctant.  If you’d like to see a copy of our pricing just fill out the form below and I’ll personally email you back with a suggestion or two and some detailed pricing info.  It’s the easiest way to order new windows.

Cheers!

Dan “TheWindowDog” Schweihs

 

The Best Window Company in Houston – Texas Remodel Team

If you’re looking for the very best window company in Houston you’re in luck.  My friend Tim owns Texas Remodel Team and he’s going to be one of the best resources you’ll ever have as you’re shopping for new replacement windows.

We’re proud to name Texas Remodel Team the very best window company in Houston.

Tim has a level of experience in the industry that most other company owners just don’t have.  In the past he was a regional manger for the largest remodeling company in the country.  He was responsible for the territory from New Mexico to Puerto Rico with over 400 sales reps.

Why does this make him the best window company in Houston?

This experience provides a perspective on the business that other people just won’t be able to see.  For example, when I was talking with Tim last week we were talking about finding great installers.  He chuckled and said in his past life he had to kiss a whole lot of frogs to find a couple of princes.  As the owner of a window company I can tell you this is something we’ve all gone through.  Tim already knows who the good guys are.

Ultimately, he left that fancy job because he felt that he wasn’t able to provide the level of service that he want to offer.  A large corporation can sometimes have a focus on driving numbers rather than providing great experiences.  I can tell you Tim is all about providing great experiences.

That’s not the only factor in our decision to name Texas Remodel Team the best window company in Houston, but it sure didn’t hurt.

His business in Houston is growing quickly.  They do more than just windows.  In addition to being the best window company in Houston they also offer whole house remodeling, kitchen and bath remodeling and even additions.

Is Tim working with you on this site?

I love when I get to ask the questions and write the answers!  Yes, Tim will be contributing to the site.  He has a great deal of info and he’s going to be writing posts to share with you.  In the future we should see some great content and the site will be better off because we worked together.

How can I get a quote for my project?

It’s easy to reach the best window company in Houston for a quote.  Here are a few of the best ways.

  1. You can give them a ring at 281-719-1496.  Sometimes the easiest way to get in touch is just to pick up the phone.
  2. You can send them an email at info@TexasRemodelTeam.com.  They’ll get back to you right away and I’m sure they’ll be able to help out.
  3. You can fill out the form below.  The info you submit goes only to the friendly folks at Texas Remodel Team.  It’s not shared with anyone else.  Ever.

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    The Best Window Company in Denver – Zen Windows!

    The weather in Denver can be beautiful and it can sometimes get a little extreme.  If you live in this part of the world you’ll certainly want to find the best window company in Denver and I’m happy to recommend my friend Kyle. He owns Zen Windows in Denver and they do great work all over town.

    Zen Windows works a lot like my company does which is why it’s easy for me to recommend them.  They make the process of buying new windows absolutely as easy as it can be.  There are no pushy salespeople.  In fact, there are no salespeople at all.

    The goal is to help make shopping for windows easy for everyone.  It’ll be easy to see why Zen Windows is the best window company in Denver.

    How did he get into the window business?

    Kyle is a proud Colorado small business owner who knows the struggles you are going through when it comes to having a stress free purchasing experience. He got his start as a laborer for a remodeling company that specialized in high-end flooring installations. He quickly realized that contractors left much to be desired when it came to making the purchase of a product or service as simple as it should be.

    Once he realized he could add a lot of value by simplifying the purchasing process he got to work finding industries that could benefit most from this discovery, which eventually led him window sales and installation. He was inspired to own and operate a window business because he wanted to help homeowners avoid the same painful processes that he had once been a part of and had experienced himself as a homeowner.

    Kyle has successfully operated multiple businesses over the years, but his window installation business eventually became his sole focus. He realized by narrowing his services to windows he could provide a better overall experience to his customers. That is when Kyle found his “Zen” with Zen Windows™.

    What areas do they service?

    They offer great windows throughout the Front Range. Projects have ranged from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.  To find out if they cover your area just send Zen Windows an email, the address is below and they’re very friendly.  I promise.

    How can I reach them?

    You can find their website here and when you’re ready to get in touch there are 3 easy ways.

    1. You can give them a ring at 720-372-1395
    2. You can fill out the form below and your info will go straight to them.  We do NOT share this info with anyone.

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      The Best Window Company in St Louis – Zen Windows!

      We know our readers in St Louis are looking for great windows installed by a great company which is why I’m happy to recommend my friend my friends Dennis and Rhonda, the owners of Zen Windows in St Louis.  If you’re looking for the best window company in St Louis Dennis and Rhonda are the folks for you.

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      Here are Dennis and Rhonda looking all professional standing by ready to help get you new windows.

      Zen Windows operates just the way you’d want a window company to operate.  They can give you a quote in 5 minutes, they don’t send a salesperson to your house and you can work directly with the owner to make sure your project turns out great.

      If you’re looking for the best window company in St Louis or any of the surrounding area you should definitely give Zen Windows a look.

      Dennis and Rhonda will be publishing guest posts as their company has become a supporter of our site and they’re working hard to make the window business easy for folks in St Louis.

      How did they get into the window business?

      Glad you asked!  Both of them have been in the home building and remodeling business in St Louis for years.  Of course neither of them like being on the either end of the high pressure sales process so when they heard about the Zen Windows business model they knew it was a great fit for them.

      Luckily for all of you in St Louis the business is booming and they’re making the process of buying new windows absolutely as easy as possible.

      How do they make the process easy?

      They do many things differently than a traditional window company. For one, they don’t need to come to your house and camp out in your living room to get you a detailed quote for your project.  You can send them and email or give them a ring and they’ll explain how things work.  It’s really easy.

      What areas do they service?

      They offer great windows in all of the St Louis metro area.  To find out if they cover your area just send them an email, the address is below and they’re very friendly.  I promise.

      How can I reach them?

      You can find their website here and when you’re ready to get in touch there are 3 easy ways.

      1. You can give him a ring at 314-399-0856
      2. You can send him an email at Dennis@ZenWindows.com
      3. You can fill out the form below and your info will go straight to them.  We do NOT share this info with anyone.

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        Top Factors to Consider When Choosing a Window

        With over 35 years combined experience in the window business, we’ve worked with many customers to find the right window for their needs. As you move forward with your research, ask yourself what factors are most important to you as a homeowner.  Is matching a particular design aesthetic your primary goal?  Do you prize extreme energy efficiency above all other considerations?  Do you prefer a window with a lifetime warranty that will last for many years to come?  How important is price in making your final decision?  We’ve created a list below of the most common factors homeowners consider when choosing new windows.  The clearer you are about what’s most important to you at the beginning of the window shopping process, the easier it will be to choose the window that best meets your needs.

        Budget

        For many customers, their spending plan is an important factor in determining which replacement window or door they choose. Some window companies offer only one type of replacement window; others offer a variety of brands and materials at a range of price points that work with many different budgets.  Knowing what you’re able to spend on your project will help you rule out some companies and focus on others.

        Selection

        Some window companies offer a variety of choices while others have only one window material or brand to offer. The goal of a one-size-fits-all window company will be to convince you that their window is the best and that it’s exactly the right window for you.  Although this may be true in some cases, it’s certainly not true in all.  There are four main materials used in residential replacement windows today:  wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and composite (a blend of more than one material, i.e. wood and vinyl).  The wider the selection of window materials to choose from, the more likely you will end up with the window that’s the best fit for your needs.

        Window Quality

        Let’s face it: all building materials are not created equal, and windows are no exception.  For some clients, a premium quality window is of the utmost importance; for others, not so much.  In many cases, the higher the quality, the higher the initial price tag.  Higher quality windows will often outlast other brands, so your long-term savings could certainly be worth the up-front investment.  Will you live in the home for many years to come, or are you focused on a short-term solution?  These are all things to consider when looking at the different window brands available.

        Design

        Some homeowners will start their window research with a specific design aesthetic in mind.  Owners of condominiums and historic homes will usually have to follow certain guidelines when choosing which window to install.  Alternately, your home style or location may demand that you work within specific architectural parameters in order to maintain the integrity of the design; such is the case with Craftsman style homes, or regions like Cape Cod.  Only certain types of windows will look right in these instances, and you want to be sure you’re working with a window installer who can match your home’s design needs.

         Performance

        Energy efficiency, U-factor, Solar heat gain coefficient, double-glazed, impact resistant, egress windows, condensation resistance, air leakage, visible transmittance…are you confused yet? These are all words that can be used to describe how a window will perform.  Sometimes online research can leave you with more questions than answers.  All residential replacement windows installed today will need to meet certain basic standards for energy efficiency.  Some homes require specific performance features based on their location, like coastal impact windows for homes located within a certain distance from the ocean.  Additionally, some homeowners may opt for certain features based on what’s important to them (i.e. triple-glazed windows for more energy efficiency; windows with more sound proofing for busy urban areas).  A good window professional will explain your options in language that’s easy to understand, and will make recommendations based on the needs and wants of both home and homeowner.

         Warranty

        The terms of a warranty can mean the difference between a good purchase and a great purchase. When choosing a window for your home, be sure to explore the different warranties available.  Common warranty lengths are:  10 year, 20 year, and lifetime.  Many companies have different warranty lengths for different parts of the window (glass seal, frame, hardware, or moving parts).  Not all warranties cover glass breakage, but you can sometimes add that at the time of purchase.  Labor and installation warranties are another aspect to watch out for.  These would usually be offered by the company that installed your windows, and are often a sign that the installer is very confident in their work.

        Customer Reviews

        Before making any final decisions, we HIGHLY recommend you read reviews by previous customers as part of your research. Angie’s List (which now has a free membership option), Better Business Bureau, Consumer Reports, HomeAdvisor, The Window Dog…there are many websites out there that can help you see who it is that you’ll be inviting into your home.  Read the responses from each company to get a balanced view of complaints and to see how they handle issues.  No company is perfect, and seeing how they handle problems is important should any unforeseen issues arise with your installation.

         Buying Experience

        It often doesn’t take more than a couple of appointments for customers to realize that ‘buying experience’ may be one of the most important factors in choosing a window company.  Some window companies employ hard-core sales tactics or focus on bashing other window brands to make their own look better.  Their salesmen may wear you down over the course of several hours or offer a “sign now for huge savings that go away tomorrow!” sort of deal that makes you feel like you have no choice.  Other companies will aim to educate you rather than scare you, and will honor their price quote for a full 30 days after your consultation.  These companies are interested in providing a professional buying experience backed with exceptional customer service.  We encourage you to meet with more than one company so you can see the difference for yourself.

         Company Features

        A final question for homeowners to ask themselves is “Who do I want to install my windows?” Do you prefer to work with a large chain business, or would you rather work with a locally-owned company?  What, if any, kind of labor and installation warranty does the company offer?  Are window installations their specialty, or is the company more of a jack-of-all trades?  Do they employ their own installers or do they subcontract their installations out?  Choose your windows and your installer wisely and you will be satisfied with your purchase for years to come.

        Nicole Spano is the CEO of United Better Homes in Pawtucket, RI.  United is a leading installer of replacement windows in the Rhode Island area and they’re our recommended company in the area.  If you’re anywhere near The Ocean State I’d recommend you give them a ring.  

        The BEST Window Company in Rhode Island – United Better Homes

        You know there are many great aspects to life in and around the Ocean State.  One of them is that you get to order new windows from my friend Eddie at United Better Homes.  That’s right, United Better Homes is the absolute best window company in Rhode Island.

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        Here is Eddie, the owner of United Better Homes, winning an award of excellence from Alside.

        They’re a family owned business based in Pawtucket and serving customers in a 40 mile radius around their office.  That area includes all of Rhode Island and a whole lot of Massachusetts.  Eddie has been in the business for many years starting as an installer for other local window companies before starting his own business.

        Just give them a ring to see if they can help.  You can reach them directly at 401-274-0111.

        While working for other companies he saw first hand the way some companies were treating their customers and he knew he could do better.  In that regard the founding of his company is very similar to the way I started my company.  It is certainly possible to run a great window company.   Eddie and his team prove it every day.

        They offer several brands of windows including Marvin, Pella, Soft-Lite, Alside and Harvey.  They’re going to have something for almost every customer.

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        Their window showroom is enormous. I’d need some panorama mode to show show you just how big.

        Due to the fact that they’re a fantastic local company they’ve been recognized for providing great service in the community.  They’ve won the Angie’s List Super Service Award 5 straight years and I’m sure they’re planning on continuing that winning streak for many years to come.

        Eddie has recently starting working with us and we look forward to his many contributions to the site and to the window business.  I know you’ll quickly see why they’re the best window company in Rhode Island

        You’re probably about ready to give them a ring to see how they can help with your window project.  There a many easy ways to reach them.  Regardless of how you reach out be sure to let them know that Dan from TheWIndowDog sent you!

        Here are the best ways to reach out:

        1. Give them a ring at 401-274-0111
        2. Send them an email at contact@UnitedBetterHomes.com
        3. Fill out the form below and they’ll touch base with you.

        Remember, there is no easier way to get new windows than to work with Eddie and his team.  They’re just the kind of company you’ve been looking for and they’re standing by to help.

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          What is a Replacement Window Spacer?

          When you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ll probably hear a lot about the NRFC ratings, the glass and the installation itself, but another important factor is the replacement window spacer.

          What is a Replacement Window Spacer?

          Any replacement window that has more than one pane of glass will have some type of spacer system.

          The spacer is not simply the space between the panes of glass but it is the material that is used to hold the glass in place from between the panes. It also keeps the seal of glass air tight to keep in inert gas like argon or krypton gas.

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          Here you can see a triple pane glass unit with 2 spacers. The spacers are the gray pieces that separate the pieces of glass and keep the gas sealed inside.

          Why is the Type of Spacer Important?

          The spacer is one of the factors that affects the overall efficiency of the windows.

          If the spacer is aluminum, the efficiency of the window will not be as effective as a spacer made of stainless steel (which is less conductive).

          Many window manufacturers are now offering ‘warm-edge’ spacers that are generally made of a composite material. This type of spacer can help to improve the condensation rating (and by improve, we mean lower the likelihood of condensation, but you can read more about that here).

          What Type of Window Spacer Should I Get?

          My two cents worth is that you can ask the company you’re considering hiring if they have a some type of ‘warm-edge’ replacement window spacer. Generally the cost to upgrade should be quite nominal.

          It’s included in our triple pane windows at my company, but nearly any replacement window company worth it’s salt should be able to  upgrade double pane windows with a high performance spacer as well.

          Andrew Zahn is the owner of Zen Windows in Central, PA.   Andrew has worked in home improvement sales, marketing and public relations before opening his own window company.  If you’re in central PA and you’re thinking about new windows you should reach out to Andrew.  He’ll be the easiest window company you’ve ever dealt with.