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Windows, Doors & Shutters in Philadelphia

Universal Roofing and Contracting installs doors, windows, shutters and skylights.   Since many of our jobs on both new and rehab homes require new roof structures we also have become experts at home exteriors which include – doors, windows, gutters, downspouts, siding, fascia boards, soffits, etc. Window installation includes: bay windows, casement windows, roof windows, skylights, single, double-hung windows, vinyl windows, wood windows, vinyl and wood clad windows, french doors, energy efficient windows, argon and low e-rated windows.

Window Options:  we install and carry these major manufacturers – Pella – Andersen – Jeld-wen Andersen Window and Doors - installed in Washington Square, Philadelphia Home

Overview of Window Types

Awning window:  Awning windows are designed to provide light and breeze. They’re great for bedrooms and other areas that need to maintain privacy but still let some light in. Awnings can be opened slightly to allow ventilation. They can be positioned in a variety of places: next to other windows, arranged in columns, or placed above large patio doors to create a wall of light and fresh air.

Casement windows: Casements open outward for light, fresh air and side breezes. They’re tightly sealed for energy efficiency and great for hard-to-reach places, such as over sinks and appliances in the kitchen. Casements crank open, as opposed to sliding up and down, making them easier to maneuver.

Double Hung:  Double hung windows are chosen for their unique style, ease of access and superior ventilation capabilities. The top of the window can be opened while the bottom remains closed – great for kids’ rooms. Double hung windows can go practically anywhere in your home – perfect for kitchens, offices and bedrooms.

Picture Window:  Picture windows create unobstructed views of the outdoors. They’re best in areas where ventilation isn’t a big concern. Pella Wood Windows and Doors by Universal Roofing and Contracting PhiladelphiaThink about installing them high on the walls of dark rooms and hallways for infinitely better lighting. In combination with patio doors or open-and-close windows, picture windows bring the perfect balance of light and ventilation.

Bay Windows: Bay windows create an open, peaceful feel indoors. Their multiple views allow light to stream in from different angles. Plus, the sides of the window can be opened for air circulation. Bay windows dress up any home because they are unique and add style. They’re primarily used for kitchens, but can also add character to family rooms and master bedrooms.

Jalousies Windows: Jalousies are made of glass slats set in metal clips that can be opened and closed in unison. Also called a louvered window, a jalousie is made like a glass shutter. This type of window is manually rotated to open or close the overlapping. Jalousie windows are best suited for areas with year-round comfortable climates.

Hopper windows:  these popular windows are most often installed in basements. The hopper window is basically a casement window flipped on its side. The entire pane tilts inward to open, allowing for maximum ventilation.