Bow Window Syracuse, NY


What is the difference between a bay and bow window? 

That is what we are going to explain here.  A 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.

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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