Windows do not have to be boring.  Universal Windows Syracuse has many types of windows to choose from.  The right windows light up a home, both figuratively and literally, and combine form and function in a way that enhances your home’s value.

Garden Window Advantages

That is the case with garden windows, a unique type of window that extends outward, usually overlooking a garden. They are most often placed above kitchen sinks. These types of windows have many benefits, both for the look of your property and for its functionality. These benefits include:

·         Functional Space – Garden windows have between 1 to 2 feet of usable space, as the window itself extends outward into the yard. For many homeowners, this becomes a place to add flowers and plants, in order to make the kitchen more attractive and inviting. Many people grow herbs and edible plants in their garden window.

·         Natural Light – Garden windows let in a great deal of natural lighting. That natural light helps open your kitchen and makes it appear far more inviting while you cook or walk through your home. With 4 panes of glass, garden windows do a fantastic job of improving the look of your kitchen.

·         Overlooking the Outdoors – For families that spend a lot of time outside, garden windows tend to allow for better panoramic viewing, which means that parents can watch their kids or guests outside easily while they’re in the kitchen.

·         Appearance – Garden windows also have a unique, stunning appearance that adds a bit of a “Wow” factor to the look of your kitchen. They maintain their value well, and they can help your home feel larger and more inviting if you ever plan to sell it in the future.

These are only a few of the many advantages of garden windows. These unique window options are a great choice for homeowners looking to improve the look of their kitchens, and provide themselves with some additional space in the process. For more information about garden windows in Syracuse, please call Universal Windows Syracuse today at (315) 288-6855.



What Are The Benefits of Gutter Guards?

Syracuse,NY is well known for its up and down weather. With yearly snow, rain, wind, and more, your gutters are put under a lot of pressure to perform. For many homeowners, that means that every year – usually multiple times a year – you have to get on a ladder and clean out your gutters, or risk issues that include:

  • Wood Damage

  • Ice Dams

  • Foundation Damage and More

Cleaning out your gutters regularly is important. But it’s also difficult, time consuming, and easy to forget. That is why many homeowners in Syracuse consider gutter guard installation.

What Are Gutter Guards / Gutter Covers?

Gutter guards or Gutter Covers are protective barriers that fit into nearly any type of roof to prevent leaves, twigs, and other contaminants from entering and getting stuck inside of the gutter. These guards still allow water to drain freely into the gutter, but help ensure debris continues to roll off of your roof.

Benefits of Gutter Guards

The primary benefit of gutter guards is to prevent any unnecessary maintenance. Climbing a ladder to clean the gutters can be difficult and dangerous. While gutter guards do benefit from regular cleaning, they do not need to be cleaned as often – usually only once a year or every other year.

Gutter guards also provide additional benefits, including:

  • Extending the lifespan of your gutter.

  • Reducing the chances of freezing in winter.

  • Preventing blockages during heavy rain.

They may also help prevent pest infestations, as pests can sometimes be attracted to moist areas. Some experts also believe that gutter guards may help reduce the risk of fire damage.


Overall, gutter guards are a beneficial addition to any property, and are a great addition for any homeowner that wants to reduce their maintenance and protect their property. For more information about gutter guards in Syracuse, please call Universal Windows Syracuse today at (315) 288-6855.

Bow Window Syracuse, NY



What is the difference between a bay and bow window? 

That is what we are going to explain here.  A bay or bow window is usually the focal point of the front view of a home.  Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse offers both types of windows. 

 Bay or bow windows can make any room feel larger than it really is.  The extra space gives views of the outside you can not get with other types of windows.  The extra light it allows in is welcoming to any room and the way the shell protrudes out from the house will completely transform both the interior and exterior of the home.


So what is the difference between a bay or bow window?

 At initial look they actually look very similar.  Both windows protrude out from the house some with their own roof and some without.

 A bay window has three openings, usually with a picture window in the center and either a double hung or casement window on each end of the window.  A bow window is three to five sections in curved  angles from one side to the other with either a double hung or casement window on each end.  Both window will jut out from the house in the middle.

 The bay window has a larger picture window in the center giving you a bigger, clearer view of the outside.  This window is sometimes considered more appropriate for modern, contemporary homes.  The bow window, while letting in the same amount of light as a bay will have more windows in total but they are smaller in width.  Bow windows are ideal for Victorian type homes thought either window will be at home just fine in any home.  The choice is more about your taste.


How much do bay and bow windows cost?

 Compared to a similar flat window, a bay or bow window can cost 2 to 2.5 times as much.  The additional material used in the frame of the window, more glass and the labor to build the window results in the higher cost.  In addition to the higher window cost, installation of a bay or bow window takes longer with more trim work on the inside and outside.



Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse carries the Uni-Shield line of energy efficient Bay and Bow windows.  With many options of size, color and shapes our design consultants can create a bay or bow window to beautify your home.  Call now or fill out our contact form on our website to arrange a free no-obligation consultation.

Can we get our windows replaced in the winter here in Syracuse,NY?


The answer is YES!  Of course Syracuse, NY  is one of the coldest and snowiest places on earth, but we don’t let that stop us!  At Universal Windows Syracuse we will take extra care installing your windows in the winter.  We wont take all the windows out at once, we will take out and replace one window at a time so only a very small part of your house is opened up to the winter elements.  When we are working in a bedroom we will make sure that door is closed to minimize the heat loss.  In addition to that we will take extra care going in and out of your home during the colder times of the year.  All of our exclusive Unishield windows are custom made to fit your exact window measurements so the installation will be performed quickly without and trouble.  Our professionally trained installers are trained to deal with the snow and winter cold and just about any other obstacles they can come across on a daily basis.


Replacing your windows in the winter time here in Syracuse is actually a smart move.  Many times companies run year ending specials which can result in you saving money, and who doesn’t like to save money?  In addition to the savings the time it takes to get your windows installed is reduced as this is typically a slower season for us and our schedule is not as full as it will be in the spring and summer.



So don’t let a little thing like the cold weather stop you from improving your home with new energy efficient windows from Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse.  Call now (315-288-6855) to take advantage of our winter specials, or fill out our easy contact form on our website ( to set up a Free consultation with one of our window design experts.