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    The Dos and Don'ts of Window Installation

    Last updated 10 days ago

    If the windows in your Detroit home are aging, worse for wear, or inefficient, you may wish to have replacement windows installed. Doing so can boost your home’s curb appeal, reduce your energy bills, and increase your at-home comfort. In order to get the most from the money you spend on your replacement windows and their installation, be sure to follow the dos and don’ts discussed below.

    Do: Choose Windows Wisely
    While there are a few especially popular window types, it is not essential that you stick to conventions. Consider your options in the context of your home’s design, and choose windows that please you in general and look great with your home’s design. High energy efficiency ratings are also a plus.

    Don’t: Disregard Your Location
    If you live in a place with four distinct seasons or especially harsh summers or winters, the climate should impact your window choice and choice of installation professional. Choose an installation pro with experience working in your area and windows that are rated to withstand the pressures put on them by weather conditions in your area.

    Do: Hire a Reputable Replacement Window Professional
    The installation of your windows is at least as important as the quality of the glass and manufacturing that was put into them. Even the nicest, most expensive windows you can buy will not protect you against the elements unless they are properly installed. To ensure that you reap all the benefits your windows can provide you with, hire a professional with a wealth of experience and a strong reputation to install them for you.

    Don’t: Put off Maintenance
    You can maximize your windows’ effective longevity by properly caring for them. After your new windows are installed, adopt a strict cleaning and maintenance schedule in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. Many types of custom made windows, especially those held in place by vinyl frames, require little maintenance. The maintenance they do require, however, is important. 

    Follow the aforementioned guidelines for selecting and installing new windows, and your replacement windows should satisfy you for decades. For a free quote from an experienced and reputable replacement window installation expert in Detroit, call Wallside Windows at (313) 292-4400. Serving more than 25,000 Michigan households every year, we are proud to be the state’s foremost window supplier and installer.

    Wallside Windows' Service Guarantee

    Last updated 12 days ago

    For more than 60 years, Wallside Windows has manufactured and installed custom windows for Detroit area homeowners and business owners. During that time, we have established a reputation as a replacement window professional that you can trust. At least some of our reputational strength can be credited to our comprehensive 35-year service guarantee.

    When you choose to have Wallside Windows install replacement windows on your property, you get more than high-quality glass and window frames. You also get assurance that your windows will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you should they chip, warp, and rust. Our service guarantee also provides protection against window seal failure, and is transferable so that any coverage remaining when you sell your house will be extended to its new owners.

    Are you looking for a window specialist to install custom replacement windows in your Michigan home? For a free cost estimate on high-quality windows that you can count on lasting for a minimum of 35 years, call Wallside Windows in Taylor at (313) 292-4400. 

    Choosing the Best Energy Efficient Windows for Your House

    Last updated 18 days ago

    When purchasing replacement windows for your home, it is in your best interests to go with the most energy efficient option that you like and can afford. To hone in on energy efficient windows that work with your tastes, your budget, and your home’s environment, consider the following factors.

    Budget
    Energy efficient replacement windows are available for a range of budgets. Determine how much you want to spend on your replacement window project, and look at options in your price range. Keep in mind that highly energy efficient windows yield considerable energy savings over time when shopping.

    Frame Material
    Aluminum, wood, wood-clad, and vinyl are the most popular window frame materials. Each type of frame has its own advantages, but wood, wood-clad, and vinyl windows are best suited to Michigan’s harsh winter climate because of their heat transfer performance. Due to its relatively low cost and superior performance, vinyl window frames are probably the best value.

    Window Glass
    In addition to having well-fitted frames that offer some insulative benefits, energy efficient window replacements should have low-emissive glass. Double-paned windows with a vacuum-sealed argon gas fill between the panes offer the best insulation for homeowners looking to keep heat from seeping inside in the summer and escaping in the winter.

    Design
    Some window designs are more energy efficient than others. While you should ultimately choose a design that you like and that works well with your home’s design, casement windows and picture windows are two energy efficient window designs that are especially fit for Michigan’s harsh winter climate.

    To get the most from your replacement windows, it is important that they be properly installed by a trained and experienced professional. With more than 60 years’ experience, Wallside Windows is Michigan’s leading manufacturer and installer of energy efficient replacement windows. To find out more about our selection, ask for a free cost estimate, or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (313) 292-4400.

    The Dos and Don'ts of Choosing Windows Treatments

    Last updated 20 days ago

    A nice set of window treatments can cover up less-than-spectacular outside views and enhance the atmosphere of a room. However, a wealth of fabrics and other materials, styles, patterns, and sizes to choose from often makes shopping for window treatments an overwhelming experience.

    In this video clip, window treatment expert Blanche Garcia discusses what you should do and what you should avoid if you want your window treatments to complement and improve your home’s interior design. She especially recommends picking your pattern carefully, detailing the various ways in which a pattern can change the feel of a room.

    Are you in the process of building or remodeling a home in Michigan and looking for high-quality, energy efficient windows that will look great with whatever window treatments you choose? For a free estimate from Michigan’s foremost replacement window manufacturer and installer, call Wallside Windows in Taylor at (313) 292-4400.

    Benefits of Double-Hung Windows

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Named for their two overlapping parts, double-hung windows are an attractive, traditional window style in the United Kingdom that has acquired broad appeal in the U.S. If your windows are old, drafty, cracked, or otherwise ineffective and the time has come for you to have them replaced, there are several reasons why you may want to consider double hung replacement windows.

    High Functionality
    Windows are supposed to keep outside moisture and air out of a home while letting light in and enabling you to see out. As long as they are properly made and installed, double-hung windows do an excellent job of meeting these criteria.

    style="font-size: 11px;">Ease of Maintenance
    In general, double-hung vinyl windows require little maintenance and upkeep. Like all windows, they should be cleaned on a regular basis. Care is also necessary when using double-hung windows, as heavy or forceful use can cause the balancers that hold the windows in place to require adjustments. Aside from this, there are few maintenance-related concerns one has to worry about with double-hung windows.

    style="font-size: 11px;">Versatility
    Available in a range of colors, sizes, and color accents, double-hung windows are design versatile. No matter what your home’s architectural style or color scheme are, a replacement window manufacturer and installation professional should be able to help you find double-hung windows that work seamlessly with your home’s interior and exterior design features.

    style="font-size: 11px;">Aesthetic Appeal
    Double-hung windows evoke an aura of the classic English countryside home that works with many home design styles, both modern and traditional. Double-hung replacement windows should be able to boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value.

    Proudly serving the Detroit metropolitan area, Wallside Windows is Michigan’s premier manufacturer and installer of vinyl-clad windows. To speak with a representative about our high-quality double-hung windows and other window styles, give us a call at (313) 292-4400. Our windows and window installation services have been satisfying residents of the Great Lakes State for more than 60 years.

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