What’s a Window Dog?

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You’ve found the best replacement window reviews and information on the entire internet.

My trusty hound dog and I decided to start this site to provide a little real world info to folks considering replacement windows for their home.

I’ve spent years working in the window business everywhere from distribution centers in Maryland, Massachusetts and Kansas to a 400,000 square foot replacement window manufacturing facility in North Carolina, to a corporate headquarters in Ohio, to a $10,000,000+ wholesale window distribution center in Virginia and I’m the founder of a multimillion dollar company offering replacement windows and installation services across the country.

Hopefully I can use all of that experience to help people make sense of this business.

Why bother spending time writing about the best replacement window companies?

For starters, I just got back from the home show in Indianapolis (if you live nearby I highly recommend this show) where I repeatedly heard folks say that they just can’t make sense of the different products out there.  They don’t know who to believe and they struggle to find worthwhile, unbiased information online.  Every company says their products are “the best”, but that doesn’t seem possible.

Over the years I’ve seen folks make bad decisions based on inaccurate or misleading info they came across online.  While most salespeople in our business are good people trying to make a living they don’t always have all of their facts straight and there is simply no good place for the consumer to get the real information.

There was no good place to go to find unbiased ratings and reviews of the best replacement windows available.  There is now.

That’s why we’re here.  As we get started we’ll be posting in five general categories:

The goal is to provide real concrete information to help folks figure all of this out.

I’m sure folks will have questions on other topics and we might even find other window pros who disagree on some points.  That’ll be fun.  Post a comment on anything or request more info and I’ll do  my best to write back as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

So why The Window Dog?  Because this is a big purchase and it’s important that you get the real info, but it’s just windows.  We’re not going to war or building the space shuttle.  Remember to have fun in life and avoid taking things too seriously.  Here’s the window dog all dressed up for the Fourth of July last year.

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245 responses to “What’s a Window Dog?”

  1. Ann Avatar
    Ann

    You solved my problem so i guess I owe you lunch because on youtube you won the bet. Thank you Thank you thank you- We’re getting a cold snap and my window wouldn’t close( issue#4)

    1. thewindowdog Avatar
      thewindowdog

      Happy to help!

  2. jake Avatar
    jake

    im in southbay LA, and have about 25 windows and 2 french doors to replace. My Renewal By Anderson fibrex quote was over 100k!!! My best quote from a local shop now is around 50k for Milgard Ultra 650 fiberglass. I’d prefer wood windows but the company I’m working with is basically suggesting I don’t given how expensive they are.

    Anyone have recs for southbay LA installers to get another quote from? Are there wood windows available for a similar price to Milgard 650s?

  3. Randy pollack Avatar
    Randy pollack

    Dear Sirs
    I have a simple 23 x 24 and a half in broken glass double pained argon filled slider window I purchased years ago at lowes. The manufacturer is United Window in Springfield nj. I need it repaired. Can you recommend
    . I am located in New Jersey and the company is only 5 miles away and service starts at 271 dollars. This seems outrageous to me. Plus they claim to have dropped the series to purchase a newly manufactured. On top of that other brands to make a complete new one are equally as high. I paid a fraction of that only a few years back. Can you help or advise. I am tempted to simply just live with one pane. These windows are installed on a food trailer.

    1. thewindowdog Avatar
      thewindowdog

      $271 to replace an insulated glass unit sounds pretty reasonable to me. Since it is a food trailer you might be fine just leaving it how it is, but I don’t think you’ll get someone to replace the glass for less than that.

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