Weekly wrap up: Universal Windows Direct, MN

There is just something wonderful about a Friday, isn't there?

It doesn't matter if you work in an office, if you work at home, or even if you have to work all weekend, Friday's just feel different. This Friday feels especially good, as it has been a long week!  Here is a taste of what we've been up to!

  • We received a huge shipment.
  • A Door install is completed
  • Siding tear off on a job in St. Paul
  • Four huge window jobs are wrapped up
  • Installers on one of those jobs enjoyed a visit from Mom that included cookies!
  • Dakota County Fair schedule all set  - including our babysitters for the hours I'll be out there
  • We had a  super meeting with a marketing firm.
  • The ever popular baby enjoyed personal visits from (2) Grandpas, (2) Grandmas  - 2 different days, (1) Great Aunt, (1) friend of Grandma.   We also enjoyed some spontaneous weeknight trips to visit with (2) Aunties, (5) cousins, and (4) second cousins.
  • Part time daycare for the baby secured starting this fall
  • Our past customer newsletter is finalized and will be mailed next week.
  • We signed on for 4 new events to exhibit at in the coming few months - in fact we're headed out to set up for one shortly.  It never ends!  If you're in the area stop by and see us at Lakefront Days in Prior Lake!

Whew!  I'm tired just thinking about it all.   How has your week gone??

Melissa Brager

Operations Manager, Universal Windows Direct, MN

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Window Terminology: Window Terms Starting with "P-Q"

Painted Exteriors

Decorative option where the exterior vinyl is painted a different color than the rest of the window.   Adds architectural interest to a home.  Often used in townhome developments to match the existing colors.    UniShield Painted exteriors come with a warranty of 20 years against fading, chipping, blistering or peeling.


A single sheet of glass.   Single pane windows offer no insulating value.    Choose double pane or triple pane glass with argon or krypton for an energy efficient window.


City requirement often required for replacement or new construction windows.   Generally requires an in home inspection after the install to ensure all building and fire code requirements are met.

Picture Window

A window  that does not open.   Typically used in spaces that highlight a beautiful view, or where additional light is desired.

Pocket Window

A window that does not require altering the opening of the home, or re-framing the window space.   Insert windows are installed in the existing opening as is and then re-insulated.   Also referred to as “insert” windows or “replacement windows”


For more information on window terminology, and to get your free quote on replacement windows from Universal Windows Direct, MN contact us today!