What’s a Window Dog?

My trusty hound dog and I have decided to start this blog to provide a little real world info to folks considering a replacement window project for their home.  I’ve spent years working in the window business everywhere from a 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility in North Carolina, to a corporate headquarters in Ohio, to running a $10,000,000+ wholesale distribution center in Virginia and I’m the founder of a multimillion dollar window company offering 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 windows online?  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.

That’s why we’re here.  As we get started we’ll be posting in five general categories, replacement window reviews, window ratings explained, tricky sales tactics exposed, installing your own windows and selecting an installation company.  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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He’s not much of a water skier, but he sure does love a good boat ride in the summertime!

 

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3 thoughts on “What’s a Window Dog?”

  1. Love your last paragraph here about importance of good info and also keeping perspective. I managed a reno where we replaced 55 very large, double-hung (it’s a long story), windows of a 100 yr old building. Your details on this blog ring true to the recommendations i had from unbiased architects and engineers. Once I got my facts, it became the easiest part of the reno and I could ignore the salespeople trying to distract me with the latest ‘shiny object’. I very much appreciate this blog from someone obviously with a ton of industry experience, AND, with a very consumable writing style. If we had more blogs like this, the world would be a better place. So, thanks!

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