Who is The Window Dog?

Since the beginning we’ve tried to be clear about who we are and how our experience in the replacement window business can help you better understand what’s going on.

We didn’t want to make this site a huge advertisement for our business, but we did think you should know who we are.  We’ve always listed our company and info about us on the page called “Background” which is available at the bottom of every site.

We also list our company on the various state and city pages for the areas that we cover.  Recently some folks have asked so we thought we’d make it more clear.

For those of you who weren’t aware, my name is Dan and I’m one of the founders of Window Universe.  We’ve grown from one store in Alexandria, VA to several locations spanning several states and I couldn’t be more proud of the company.

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We’ve found that by offering a fantastic value we didn’t need to be pushy or rely on some of the old fashioned sales tricks that many of our competitors use.  We can get you a detailed itemized quote in 30-40 minutes with no pressure to sign today.  In fact, if you’d like to think it over for a while we leave you with all of the materials that we discussed and our entire price list so you’ll have all of the information you need to make an educated decision.

We know what the other folks in town are offering and we know our offering compares pretty well.  As a result we know you’ll place your order with us without a “special sign today managers special discount!”

If you haven’t shopped for windows lately you may not realize that this is different than the way many old fashioned window companies operate.  We’re put together some information on common window sales tactics so you can get a feel for what is out there and what to watch out for.

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We also have some fun information on understanding replacement window ratings and our reviews of various replacement window products.

If you’re in an area we serve and you’d like a free quote we would be more than happy to help out.  Just click on our page here and give us a ring.

We appreciate the fact that you’re taking the time to learn about replacement windows.  If you have any suggestions relating to additional info we could add or any specific questions please feel free to post a comment anywhere on the site or send us an email through the contact link at the bottom.  We read every email and we do our best to respond.

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14 thoughts on “Who is The Window Dog?”

  1. Best info I have found .
    I have picked my installer companies . You are not in my area dog or it would be you . 25 windows

    I plan to stay in this home only 2 to 4 years longer . Im Atlanta

    Installer A . Vytex Georgetown – card e 366 / reinforcement added – 440
    Installer B . Simonton 550 PPG 2 layer with argon added – 450

    Help ?

    1. Hi Fred, glad to hear you’ve found the site to be helpful! Of those windows I’d probably pick the Vytex, but you’re in luck. We’re almost nationwide now and I bet I can save you a bundle. Check this out!

  2. I can’t find my previous post on this site from last week. I was inquiring about the soft-lite element window. I was quoted about 16,774 for 16 windows. The windows have wood grain interior, beige exterior, and they wrap the exterior window frames to match the window. They will take any lead away and replace any rotten wood before replacing window. Most windows are large while 2 are small bathroom windows. They are doing a few other things for a couple half windows I’m not replacing. It figures to be about 1,080 per window? Am I paying to much here in Kansas City?

    1. Hi Jim, I see your other post on the soft-lite page. Sometimes it takes a bit for them to show up, our spam filter is top notch as we get over 1000 spam comments per day.

      We install windows in Kansas City for quite a bit less than that so unless there’s more to your project than I’m aware of you might want to shop around a bit. Unfortunately sometimes companies give repeat customers high prices as they know you’re likely to buy without comparing your options.

  3. One of my contractor accounts advised me of your website. After 30+ years in the construction trade, I found you site, findings, and opinions to be the most forthcoming I’ve encountered. I will tell my accounts in Georgia about it….. keep up the good work.

  4. Is there a difference between the Polaris Ultraweld and the Simonton Reflection 5500? Side by side the look like they are made on the same line. I can only find slight differences like the Ultraweld has ridged thermal reinforcements. We are looking to do a full tear out instead of inserts and the Polaris and Simonton are within our budget. We are located in WI. Would you recommend any other brand of window to consider before we sign on the line?

  5. Dan, not sure if you can offer any advice or help. We are one of the unlucky people who purchased Gorrell windows. The local company who sold them to us has changed owners and present one is not as helpful. He isn’t a dealer for Soft Lite. He claims that due to that fact, he has problems getting glass packs for us. (We have a couple windows where the seals are breaking down.) His company placed an order three months ago beginning of March. I’ve called them twice checking on any progress/status. Should I try to contact Soft Lite on my own? Any suggestions since the windows are in a very visible room (kitchen & living room). Would prefer you respond to our e-mail address. Thanks

  6. Would love some advice on replacing 48 yr old wood windows in Arkansas. I know we want wood inside and I am being told we should do Aluminum clad on the outside – Makes me nervous ! We have large 36 x 72 windows on the front and on the porch – so can see very well as you enter the porch going to the front door – they are not like they are hidden behind the landscape! Choices I have been given: Anderson E series, Weather shield – Signature or Prem., Jeld Wen & Quaker – Please give me some idea as which I should consider or not consider – Of course there is price difference – but windows we hope to not replace again.

    1. I believe Jeld Wen has the best warranty with a lifetime warranty on the wood against rot and termites. I like their extruded aluminum cladding. We deal with WeatherShield in Ohio with great results as well. Have you picked a winner yet? Feel free to let us know which option you picked and how things went.

  7. Hi Window Dog. I’m writing a profile of a fast-growing window company in Florida for a remodeling trade magazine and want to interview you for the article. Up for it? If so, please send an email address and/or phone number. Thanks! Jim Cory

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