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, or get a copy of our itemized window price list by email.

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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71 responses to “Who is The Window Dog?”

  1. Mare Avatar

    I came across this site looking for advice on window replacements which will be part of an entire exterior remodel this fall. There seems to be no concensus on who sells quality windows and I’ve been researching for months. Lots of conflicting information. I want a reasonably priced window that matches its quality. Meaning if I choose to pay $1,400 per window, I want a product that is superior to a $900 window. I keep seeing that this isn’t necessarily the case.

    We were initially thinking Marvin full fiberglass because it’s very low maintenance and supposedly the best material. However, many seem to think quality vinyl is just as good and more cost effective than fiberglass and think Marvin windows are junk. So far we’ve been recommend Marvin, Pella, and ProVia.

    What seems to be the deal is that properly installed vinyl will outlast a shoddy job with fiberglass. If people are raving about their 20 year old windows from brand x, are they still being manufactured to that same standard in 2023? Will the people who show up to do quality work? No way to know unless I hire someone to watch them hammer in every nail. We’re also struggling with siding for the same reasons. We’ve met with five contractors who all work with a variety of brands. The whole thing feels like a crap shoot. Discouraging.

    1. thewindowdog Avatar

      Hi Mary, it can defininltey be a challenging business to navigate. Where is your project? I’ll be happy to make a recommendation if I know anyone in your area.

      1. Mare Avatar

        I’m in Milwaukee, WI. Thanks!

        1. thewindowdog Avatar

          You’re in luck! I know a great window company in Milwaukee. Check this section for recommendations of the best window companies all over the country. I’m sure they’ll be able to help out.

  2. Jacqueline Gillman Avatar
    Jacqueline Gillman

    I am in South Florida and getting quotes on replacing my 24 year old windows with Impact Windows. Can you please clarify the difference between the PGT and 3M windows? Thank you

  3. Joe Haynes Avatar
    Joe Haynes

    I have a 4 36×72 panela sliding patio door (2 slide and 2 fixed). I’ve received a few quotes and trying to understand the best value/options: (quotes include installation)

    1. Ideal Victorian Patio Door – $5785.00
    2. Okna 8800 – $9,700
    3. Andersen 400 – $12,200

    1. thewindowdog Avatar

      Hi Joe, what’s your zip code? There are different options available in different areas. I might be able to help with a suggestion or two.

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