Ideally, you want to replace your roof before experiencing a roof failure.  Nobody wants to let their roof get to the point that they have leaks.  This could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs that could be avoided if your roof is replaced at the appropriate time.  Is there a more important part of your house than the roof?  The one part of your home that keeps you dry from the wrath of mother nature?  I would say the roof is the most important part of a homes construction when it comes to basic needs and comfort.


So what are some signs that you may need a new roof?


Missing Shingles are a pretty obvious one

Is your roof sagging in some areas?  This could be a sign of more trouble beneath the shingles too.

Edges of shingles are curling or cupping

Missing granules on shingles

Abnormal coloring of the roof

Algae or Moss that has formed on shingles

A roof that is 20 or more years old


Any of the above issues are a sign that you may need a new roof.  We all know that having a properly built roof in Syracuse,NY is a very important thing to have.  There are many Syracuse Roofing Contractor you can call but not all of them are preferred contractors and are Fully Insured.  


If you would like a free roof inspection from a company that is Fully Insured with Great Roof Warranties, call Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse  at 315-288-6855.


Hiring a replacement window contractor in Syracuse is like you would do for any other home improvement project. One of the most important items to consider from your contractor is to ask for a certificate of insurance. You want to make sure your provider is fully insured with not only Liability insurance but also Workers Compensation insurance. Some smaller contractors will work for cash and pay workers cash  bypassing New York State insurance laws. This type of business can leave a homeowner responsible if a worker gets hurt on their property. Don’t make that mistake and always ask for proof of insurance from your window installer.


Check Reviews

Online review sites like Google Business, Facebook and Angie’s list are just a few websites that can offer reviews on Syracuse Window Contractors. These sites can really give you an idea of how a company treats its customers and the quality of their work.

Written Agreement

Get a written agreement that shows costs and services for your job. This will show what is expected to happen and how much it will cost you. When everything is in writing both parties know what is expected of each other and this will reduce any future disagreements.  Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse always operates from a written agreement agreeable to both parties.

Lifetime Guarantees

  • Does the company offer a Lifetime Guarantee on its windows? Get the details about any guarantee the company offers.  Window warranties are not all created equal.  Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse offers a TRUE Lifetime Warranty on all its windows.  This can take some of the risk away from hiring a company you are on the fence about.

Free Replacement Window Estimates

Do they offer free estimates?  Ask upfront if a there is a charge for an estimate.  Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse always gives free no-obligation estimate on replacement windows, vinyl siding and entry doors.

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Fogged up windows?


Do you have trouble seeing out of your windows?  Is there moisture in between the panes of your glass resulting in water built up on the glass surface?  If so, most likely the seal has failed between the panes of glass.  This is a very common issue with double pane windows made with metal spacer systems.


What’s the problem with metal spacers?


When we have large temperature fluctuations your glass and frame expands and contracts.  The metal spacers don’t expand and contract at the same rates or at all.  This results in the glass pulling away from the spacer resulting in seal failure.  When this seal fails, moisture and dirt can get in between the panes of glass ruining your crystal clear view.   We know that most of the time where there is moisture there is mold.  Mold forming on your window spacer is an unhealthy condition in your home.  Another result of the moisture is rust forms on the spacer.  Who wants rusty and moldy windows in your home?


What are my other spacer options?


Here at Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse we use Super Spacer Technology in our exclusive Uni-Shield line of replacement windows.  Super Spacer is structural foam that maintains its flexibility throughout major variations in temperature and barometric pressure.  Super Spacer benefits are superior argon gas retention, optimized energy savings, condensation resistance, mold resistance and color stability.  Of course with all of the energy savings your health and comfort in the home will also be improved.



Third party testing has proved Super Spacer has the best thermal performance beating all other spacers common in the industry today.  Super Spacer came out on top in categories like condensation resistance, edge of glass temperature, effective thermal conductivity and total IGU factor.


For a Free-No Obligation Estimate for Uni-Shield replacement windows in your home give Universal Windows Direct of Syracuse a call at 315-288-6855 or visit us at



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