Established in 1923 in Detroit, MI as the
UNIVERSAL WEATHERSTRIP AND SCREEN COMPANY manufacturing wood storms, screens and porch enclosures, this firm grew
steadily through World War II. With the advent of aluminum and the increasing consumer demand for aluminum doors,
windows and similar products, the company changed to specialize in weatherstrip products for residential,
commercial and industrial structures and, at that time, tailored its name to UNIVERSAL WEATHERSTRIP COMPANY,
During the years following the war, UNIVERSAL constantly expanded
to other product lines to compliment its weatherstrip products, and to satisfy the contractor's growing needs in
the construction industry. The addition of caulking compounds, sealants, mastics and masonry cleaning chemicals
made UNIVERSAL dominant in its field as being the only supply house of its kind, not only in Michigan, but the
entire Great Lakes area.
As recently as 1985, UNIVERSAL again found it necessary to expand
its name to identify us as a supplier of specialty building materials. We now have added epoxies, waterstops,
building supplies and materials, contractors' tools and equipment to our existing product lines.
UNIVERSAL WEATHERSTRIP & BUILDING SUPPLY, INC. has been
operating since 1923, supplying contractors and solving construction problems. For your convenience, our store is
open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, and 8:00 a.m – Noon on Sat. We ship Nationwide.