Replacement Windows Save Lives

You already know that new windows can increase the curb appeal of your home, save  you money on energy costs, and reduce drafts…  I mean, doesn’t EVERY window guy tell you that?  (Yes. They do.)  Look at any window ad and that is the main story.   BUT… what they don’t tell you is that replacement windows can also save lives.  

Here is how. 

 

Most cities require a building permit for replacing windows in your home.   So after they are installed an inspector needs to come out and inspect them.  While he is there, he will walk through your house and make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are installed, placed correctly and in working condition.  

What this means to you is that you could have perfectly installed and insualted windows but FAIL your building inspection if you don’t have batteries in your smoke detectors.    Why, you ask?   Because your city officials really want you to stay safe.   They want you and your home to be there for a long, long time.   Go ahead, be cynical and say it is just because they want to keep collecting your taxes.   Who cares?  As long as you are alive life is good.   And my point is proven.   Replacement windows save lives. 

Want to read that actual?  MN Building Code on that topic?  Click here.  

Are you reading this and thinking that now you have just one more thing to worry about when you replace your windows? Don’t worry.  Steve the Window Guy will give you all the information you need to make sure your home is protected and all the smoke detectors and fire alarms are in working condition.   Not only that, but he will give you windows that will increase the curb appeal of your home, save you money on energy costs and reduce drafts.  Call him. 

 

 Author:  Melissa Brager

 

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Sliding Glass Patio Doors: Universal WIndows Direct offers Patio Doors

Read about why our Patio Doors are Awesome!

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Patio Door Month is here!!

I’m not sure how it happens, but one month a year we realize it has become patio door month.

Maybe it's because we drag that beautiful patio door sample out to the big home shows with us.   Maybe it's because with the the first few inches of snow melted comes the promise of summer nights on the deck or lazy Saturdays by the pool.   Cabin fever slowly transitions into Patio Door Fever.   And Universal Windows Direct is here to help.

Our patio doors are awesome.    Fusion welded frames and sashes mean the door is strong, it is solid on the corners and it is square.   If you’ve ever tried to open or close a patio door that wasn’t square you can really appreciate that statement.

The doors come standard with a 7/8” glass insulating cavity with  argon gas and of course they have the super spacer.   When you have a space that large covered in glass in your home, the last thing you  need is a metal or aluminum spacer pulling all that cold air into your living space.   In addition we offer the stainless steel rollers on the bottom so the operation is smooth and effortless.   (No muscle needed).

Sliding Glass Doors are meant to be open in the summer, right?  So that screen door is included as part of the door.   It is ridiculous to us that it is an add on option with some companies!    Have pets?  No problem.  You can choose to upgrade to the pet screen which is stronger and more resistant to the wear and tear of pets

Do you want your new door to be bright white?   Do you like a softer tan or do you prefer a deep chocolate brown?   None of those?  How about a wood grain?  How about a maintenance free vinyl wood grain in a dark oak, light oak or a cherry?   Are we getting closer?

Finally, lets not be afraid to jazz up that door a bit with grids or an etched glass pattern.  The etched arch in our show sample is always a hit, but I am partial to the etched prairie view grids.  If you've ever found yourself at the cabin stitching red yard stick figures into your screen, you might prefer the etched glass too!

As with all of our UniShield products, our sliding glass patio doors carry a double lifetime warranty.    Let this be the last time you ever replace that patio door.   Contact us today for a free quote.   We’ll send an awesome sales guy right out to you.  =)

Cheers.  Enjoy the spring!  Summer is right around the corner.

Author:  Melissa Brager

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Patio Door Replacement: Replace your Patio Door with Universal Windows Direct

Now is the time to get your patio door replaced with Universal Windows Direct.

Patio door replacement.   Amazing when it happens, but not exactly something most people look forward to.    It just doesn’t seem fun, right?   It seems like all winter when the door is closed and there is 15 feet of snow piled up on the other side of it you can forget all about it.   The door is just one with the house, keeping the snow out and perhaps making you wistful about warm spring days on the deck or hot summer afternoons by the pool.

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Not only that, but in the winter there are more fun things to spend your money on.   Like gifts for the holidays, entertaining, and winter vacations.    Or your windows.   (There is nothing better than replacing a drafty window with an air tight window in the dead of winter).  Hardly anyone replaces their patio door in the winter.

Spring is really the best time to replace your patio door.   Winter is melting away, it is starting to warm up outside and summer is right around the corner.   You start thinking about summer but it isn’t actually here yet, so you have time to get the door replaced.   You haven’t opened that door for the first time to realize, with dread, that it didn’t magically get more awesome over the long winter.    The door still sticks.  You still have to fight with the screen door to get it to open.   There is still that hole at the edge of the screen from when your neighbor tried to walk through it.  The wood frame is still moldy.  It might even be more moldy now, not that you look at it.   And look at the top of the frame.   Is it actually rotted through and sagging?  Great.  The entire door is basically an eyesore.  And you still don’t like it.

Let’s replace it.  Once and for all, let’s get it replaced for you.   Sick of the mold?   Our exclusive UniShield patio door comes in 100% pure virgin vinyl.   It will not mold.   Concerned about color?  The doors come in white, tan, or dark brown vinyl.   We even have three different wood grain interiors that are all maintenance free.  Concerned you have an odd sized door?  We offer standard and custom sizes! Looking for quality?  With fusion welding on the frame and on the door you know it is a solid product.  Add a foam filled frame for greater insulation value and a warm edge spacer to keep the entire door warmer.  Have a pesky pet?   Upgrade to a durable and longer lasting pet screen!

As always, enjoy factory direct pricing and the option to have us do the install, or pick it up and install it on your own.

Steve The Window Guy sells more than just windows in MN!  So contact Steve the Window Guy to have him come to your home and give you a free quote.  Or you can always call us at 612-866-2888. 

 

How long have you been putting off replacing your patio door? Contact us today to start your free, no obligation estimate.  

 

Author:  Melissa Brager

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