Windows are like Chickens: Replacement Windows Are Not Created Equally

Windows are like chickens.

You’ve heard it before. Perhaps you’ve even thought it yourself. How do you possibly know what makes one window better than another when they look exactly the same? Well… to find the answers you really have 3 options.

1) You can visit a local home improvement show and talk to representatives from the various companies to gather information. The people who staff the booths will have varying amounts of information to share with you based on their knowledge, but you do have the opportunity to touch and feel the windows. Do they open and close easily? Do they feel cheap or do they feel solid?

2) You can exhaust yourself by researching on the internet. While there is a lot of great information published on the internet (like this Blog, for example) there is also a great possibility you can get way too deep in the weeds and either get completely overwhelmed or start obsessing about the horrors of surface 4 Low-E coating.

3) You can call Steve the Window Guy and have a Representative come into your home and show you the differences between low end and high end windows. He’ll have a full window sample, but also a kit with cutaways and samples so you can see the pieces he is talking about and then decide for yourself if that is the quality you’d like performing in your home.

The bottom line is that while windows may all look the same, they are not created equally. And Steve The Window Guy can show you why.

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We are a shop at home company specializing in replacing windows, siding, roofs and front entry doors.   As we sit with you and learn about what you want to change on your home we can provide the best product and color options to you.  You can expect lots of questions from us as we try to understand what you're looking for.  For that reason,  it is best if both homeowners are there.   We commit to giving you a detailed, same day estimate.  


Steve the Window Guy for Universal Windows Direct is a full exterior remodeling company focusing on replacing windows, siding and roofing. Steve and his team of are experts in working with people just like you to create a plan for the most cost efficient way to complete your exterior remodeling project. We are part of a national dealer network that has catupulted to the 11th largest* remodeling company in the nation. Locally we have an A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints. Steve has been recognized by Universal Windows Direct as National Dealer of the Year three times for his hard work and dedication to getting things right. We are locally owned and operated in Bloomington, MN and work throughtout the Twin Cities Metro. Updating your home can be easy.

We believe Steve the Window, Siding and Roofing Guy was just too long of a name.

*Source: Qualified Remodelers Top 500 List, Published September 2018.

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