Home Improvement Blog



Northeast Ohio winters can be brutal. They can also creep up on us in an instant. One minute you’re deciding whether or not to go out and rake the leaves, and the next you’re gassing up the snow blower to clear away the white stuff.

Every year, Qualified Remodeler Magazine releases their list of the nation's Top 500 home remodeling companies. This prestigious list ranks companies from a variety of home remodeling industries and showcases the best-of-the-best. Since 2008, Universal Windows Direct has consistently climbed this list because of their dedication to bringing quality products and services to consumers nationwide. For 2015, Universal Windows Direct achieved the rank of #20 in the nation - jumping from #29 in 2014.

Your home is sporting new double-hung vinyl replacement windows, but do you really know how to use them? Is there a benefit to opening the top and the bottom at the same time? Should you only open the bottom?

In Northeast Ohio, the opportunity to tackle big home improvement projects like vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, and gutter replacement or gutter covers is pretty much limited to a three-month span of time, right? Or is it best to capitalize on hungry contractors during the winter months, when bigger project savings can be realized?