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Heat that flows out of inefficient windows is like money flowing out of your pocket. Windows that are too thin or that aren’t properly sealed can cause your power bills to soar. The problem of ineffective windows is particularly common in older homes that are likely to have single-paned windows. Replacing windows with double- or triple-paned windows is one solution to windows that don’t keep your heat where it belongs, but another, budget-conscious choice is storm windows. How can these windows help you manage energy loss in your home? Here is what you need to know:
What Are Storm Windows?
Storm windows look like standard windows, but they are mounted on the outside of your window frames. Traditionally, they are used to protect the windows from breakage during bad weather, but they also offer protection against the cold during winter. They can be mounted just when they are needed, such as when a tropical storm approaches, or they can be left on indefinitely.
How Can Storm Windows Improve Energy Efficiency?
Just as storm windows can help keep the elements out of your home, they can also help keep things inside, like your valuable heat. By installing storm windows, you can reduce your heat loss up to 50 percent. If you choose storm windows that have a low-e coating, you can cut your heat loss even more.
Will Storm Windows Save Me Money?
Storm windows spell savings in two ways. First, they are often significantly less expensive than other types of replacement windows. Second, they can dramatically reduce your power bill. Your heating and cooling system burns up most of the energy you use at home, and windows are responsible for 25 percent of the energy you’re losing. Windows also cause 10 percent of the air leaks in your home. Since storm windows can reduce lost energy by 50 percent, the savings can be big.
Are storm windows the right choice for you? Let Wallside Windows help you select the best replacement windows for your needs. Call our Detroit replacement window specialists today at (313) 908-5243.
Last updated 6 days ago
When you replace your windows, the things you want are simple. You want quality windows, great customer service, and the best price you can get. With Wallside Windows, you’ll be able to check off every item on that list. But don’t take our word for it. Watch this video and get the story directly from some satisfied Walllside Windows customers.
In this video, you’ll hear from a couple who nearly got their windows replaced without checking with Wallside. Calling Wallside for an estimate saved them $4,000 on their job. They also got the fast, courteous service Wallside is known for.
Don’t think about replacing your windows without calling Wallside Windows first. We’ve been serving the people of Detroit since 1944, and we’re proud of our reputation for quality products and fair pricing. Call us today at (313) 908-5243 and ask about our selection.
Last updated 7 days ago
Your windows offer the perfect marriage of your interior and exterior space. They can be an integral part of the design of any room. They allow natural light to stream in and can become a focal point when they open up into a great view. Windows can also inject style into your room with the choices you make for your window treatments. What are your window treatment options, and how can you incorporate them into your room décor? Here is what you need to know:
For formal looks, and for privacy, you can’t beat drapes. These window treatments are usually floor length, but even if they run a bit shorter, they always cover the window completely when closed. Drapes are ideal for dressing up living rooms and formal dining rooms, but they can also be a great choice for bedrooms. Because drapes can be drawn, they offer great privacy and help make the space darker so sleep comes easier. Drapes are usually sold in panels and hung on tension rods.
Curtains are more casual than drapes and are extremely versatile. Often, curtains are unlined, so they have a lighter feel. Curtains can be long and tied back with a sash, or they may be short and only cover a portion of your window. Curtains work in nearly any room outside of a formal space, thanks to the wide variety of styles. The type of rod you need for these window treatments depends on the curtains you choose.
With or without other treatments, you may want shades or blinds for your windows. Shades are usually made of fabric and are moved up and down on a pulley system. They come in a variety of colors and designs. Blinds are made from wood, plastic, other, non-fabric materials. They may open up completely or may have slats that you can open and close.
Your design style and our quality windows are a win for any room in your home. Call Wallside Windows today and learn about all of our replacement window selections. We are the factory, so we can make your windows to your specifications. Dial (313) 908-5243 now.
Last updated 13 days ago
When you’re sitting by one of your home windows, could you actually be getting a sunburn? Contrary to popular belief, you cannot get a sunburn through your home windows. Window glass blocks the sun’s B rays, which are responsible for burns. However, you can still experience other effects of sun exposure through glass.
Watch this video for insight into managing the amount of sun exposure you get through your home windows. Window glass doesn’t block UVA rays. These rays won’t cause burns, but they can cause premature aging and skin cancer—another reason wearing sunscreen every day is smart. If you’re on medications that could trigger a reaction to the sun, be mindful of the rays you’re getting through your windows.
Wallside Window’s Low-E coating offers greater protection from solar energy than traditional windows. Call us at (313) 908-5243 to learn more about these products and all of our replacement window options.
Last updated 14 days ago
Window installation is a great option for a homeowner who is looking for cost-effective and high-impact remodeling ideas for small rooms. By installing new windows in a room, you can enhance the visual and architectural appeal of a small space without making major renovations. Here’s how windows can help a small room appear larger:
Bring the Outside In
With properly placed windows, a small space can be enhanced with a view of the outside world. A window will draw the eye away from the interior of the room and out to the open expanse of the outside. This creates the illusion that the space is much larger than it actually is.
Add Light and Space
By installing windows in a small space, you will increase the amount of natural light that is let into the room. A room with more light will seem bigger and more open. You can compliment the light coming from a window by choosing light colored walls and furniture.
Create A Unique Look
When you install windows into a small space, you have many window styles and options to choose from. If your room has an architecturally unique shape, you can accentuate these features by adding a rounded or specially shaped window. This will draw the eye towards the features of the room and create a sense of depth.
Lighten Up the Ceiling
Standard windows are not your only option when remodeling a small space. If wall space is limited, consider installing a skylight or dormer window. This will add light and space to the room and draw your attention upwards, all without taking away from your total wall space.
For more ideas about how windows can make a small room seem bigger, contact Wallside Windows of the Detroit area. Call our window installation experts in Taylor, Michigan at (313) 908-5248 to schedule an installation estimate appointment today!