Draft Stoppers: Universal Windows Direct suggests using a draft stopper on drafty windows and doors in MN

You don't have to replace your drafty windows before winter. Just get a draft stopper!

door draft stopperSkip replacing your windows and doors this fall.   If they are too drafty to keep you comfortable, you can just use a draft stopper!

Sure Universal Windows Direct would love to earn your business – like every window company out there, but we understand that this fall might not be the best time for you to make that purchase.     And it would be silly to assume that just because your home is drafty that the only solution is replacing your windows and doors.   Why not just get your hands on a few draft stoppers and stop those drafts?

What is a draft stopper, you ask?   It is a cloth shape that is small and narrow - designed to be the width of your door.   You jam it up against the bottom of the door to literally stop the draft.    I think they are fun because I think decorating is fun. And a draft stopper is a practical way of stopping the breeze from disturbing you while at the same time making the room cuter.     Click here for  a tutorial from eHow on how to make your own.

It seems like you could make a few to fit in to all the different cold weather holidays.   Move from a ghost or a witch for Halloween to a pilgrim for Thanksgiving and then a

Santa Door Stopper from Kaboodle.com Santa Door Stopper from Kaboodle.com

snowman for the rest of winter.  Or just choose fabrics that are holiday-ish.  OR.. Like most people, just make one with fabric that matches the décor of your house.  Actually, the amount of patterns and tutorials about draft stoppers that you can find on the internet will surprise you.

Draft stoppers aren’t just for doors.   Go ahead and use one on your windows, too!  Check out this cute options:  draft stopper window 2

Not crafty?  No access to a sewing machine?   Head out to a local craft show and look for one.   Prefer online shopping?  www.etsy.com   you can get anything there.  See?  lots of options!

All joking aside, why are you putting it off?  Don’t get scared off by horror stories of ridiculously inflated window prices. Our exclusive UniShield windows and Doors are some of  the nicest on the market and our factory direct pricing will surprise you.   We don’t do high pressure sales.   Steve The Window Guy is an expert with working with

Steve The Window Guy sells more than just windows in MN!
Steve The Window Guy sells more than just windows in MN!

 

homeowners to break jobs up into multiple pieces that fit nicely into any budget. Not only that, but we offer GE Financing programs to qualified buyers that include both a 12 months same as cash option as well as several options for low monthly payments without a penalty for prepayment ever.

So contact us today to get a free, no obligation estimate.  You'll be glad you did!

Author:  Melissa Brager

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Townhome Window Replacement: Universal Windows Direct replaces windows in townhomes.

Customer spotlight:   Jerry  and Linda.

We met Jerry and Linda at one of our outdoor events this summer.   They are  a couple living in a town home development.    A town home development with windows in dire need of being replaced.   After seeing a quick demo of our UniShield window they really liked the quality they saw and they wanted to get an estimate on replacing their windows.   But….  Being in a town home they were worried about your windows conforming to the rules.

No problem.

We have worked with multiple town home communities throughout the Twin Cities to replace windows, patio doors and entry doors.   We have met with town home boards to pitch our product and we have met with groups of homeowners to help them gain consensus.

What we have found is that the outside appearance of the windows is generally the determining  factor in buying decisions.    The town home community wants the look to remain consistent.  I get it.  If everyone has dark brown windows, the guy who replaces his with white stands out like a sore thumb.  Similarly, if everyone has their white windows wrapped in white, but suddenly someone wraps theirs in dark green, the conformity of town home living is gone.

Our UniShield replacement windows and doors are 100% pure virgin vinyl with  a smooth, streamlined exterior.   Standard colors are white, tan and dark brown.  Available upgrades include  exterior paint colors including black, bronze and dark green, which tend to be very popular colors at town homes.

So what should you do first?  Check with your town home association  about the rules they have.   You might get lucky and be in the same situation as Jerry and Linda.  They learned that as long as they replaced their windows with WHITE  2 lite sliders, and then wrapped them in maintenance free smooth aluminum in a coordinating tan they could replace whatever they wanted.  The appointment started with matching exterior wrap colors, and once we knew we could meet the requirements, we continued the discussion, and ended up replacing all of the windows in their town home.  The neighbors liked how they looked so much, we ended up doing work for a few of them, too.

What is the moral of the story of Jerry and Linda?    Don’t be afraid of calling us if you live in a town home.   There may be  a few extra hoops to jump through, but we are more than happy to do that.  It is all in the name of new windows!  Contact us today to get started!

Melissa Brager

Universal Windows Direct, Twin Cities

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