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    Easy Cleaning Tips for Vinyl Windows

    Last updated 4 months ago

    If you have old, single pane windows, you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the life of your home by installing new vinyl replacement windows. Besides being energy efficient, vinyl windows are also extremely low maintenance. However, low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance at all. To keep your vinyl windows looking like new, here are some easy cleaning tips from the professionals at Wallside Windows.

    Use Homemade Cleaning Solutions
    You don’t need to buy expensive cleaning solutions to keep your vinyl windows looking like new. In fact, a mild dish detergent and water mixture will clean vinyl windows without damaging the surface as well as those “specially formulated” mixtures. For grease, crayons, mildew, and other stubborn stains, use a solution of 30-percent vinegar and 70-percent water.

    Avoid Abrasive Cleaners and Strong Solvents
    While vinyl windows are surprisingly durable, cleaners that contain strong solvents or acids can permanently damage vinyl surfaces. Similarly, avoid abrasive cleaners or pads, which can scratch vinyl windows. If you have questions about what products are safe for your vinyl windows, contact your replacement window company.

    Spray the Exterior to Dislodge Debris
    Keeping the outside of your vinyl windows looking great is as easy as turning on the garden hose. Do not use a direct, full-pressure spray which can leak into the vinyl frame components. Occasionally, you may also want to use a soft cloth or long-handled soft brush and soapy water to clean the exterior windows.

    Here at Wallside Windows, we are committed to providing the best vinyl windows in America, which is why we’ve recently invested more than $1 million in Intercept™ “warm-edge” spacer technology, the state-of-the-art in sealing insulated vinyl window units. To learn more about our replacement windows, visit our website or call us at (313) 292-4400. Go with Michigan’s best; go with Wallside Windows.

    Tips for Getting Streak-Free Exterior Windows

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Heavy rain should keep your outside windows looking good, but even with occasional rainfall you will still need to give your windows a good scrubbing to remove water spots, bird droppings, and other build up. To get a streak-free finish on your exterior windows, use a concentrated window cleaner or a homemade mixture of mild detergent and water. Invest in sponges, squeegees, and an extension handle to make the job easier.

    For more tips on cleaning the outside windows on your house, watch this video presentation. And if your old windows are beyond a simple scrub, contact Wallside Windows today and learn about our energy-efficient replacement windows. Visit our website to browse our virtual showroom, or call us today at (313) 292-4400 to learn why our replacement windows are the best around! 

    Breaking Down Your Energy-Efficient Window Options

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Energy-efficient windows are designed to maintain your home’s interior temperature to reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home. Today, there are a variety of energy-efficient replacement window options available on the market, each offering various benefits to reduce your home’s carbon footprint and improve indoor comfort.

    Window Styles
    You don’t need to trade style for energy efficiency when choosing replacement windows for your home. Energy-efficient windows are available in all traditional window styles, including double-hung, sliding, and casement windows. Regardless of the type of window you want to install in your home, you can find an energy-efficient window with the design elements you want to complement your style and décor.

    Glazing Options
    Some energy-efficient windows utilize a specially-formulated glazing on the glass. Low-emissivity window glazings reduce the amount of heat transferred through the window’s glass when the sun shines on it, keeping your home cooler during the summer. Low-e glazings are ideal for south-facing windows, which receive the most sunlight during the day. Alternatively, you can choose to tint your windows to reduce the amount of solar energy transferred through the glass. Certain types of window coatings can also help to prevent your home from losing heat to the outdoor air during the winter, lowering the cost of heating your home.

    Number of Panes
    In addition to utilizing glazings or coatings to reduce heat transfer, energy-efficient windows may utilize a double- or triple-pane design. Multiple panes create a temperature buffer between your home’s exterior and the outdoor air, reducing heat transfer even more. Double- and triple-paned windows typically contain argon gas between the panes. Argon is even more resistant to heat transfer than the molecules found in breathable air, further increasing the buffering effect of these windows.

    Wallside Windows is pleased to offer a variety of energy-efficient replacement window options to suit your needs and style preferences. You can choose from double- and triple-paned windows with low-e glazings, tinting, and more when you peruse our inventory online. Call (313) 292-4400 to discuss your options and find out how you could benefit from replacement windows today.

    Spotlight on Picture Windows

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Picture windows make an appealing addition to any home. A picture window is a stationary window, meaning it has no moving parts. Instead, the purpose of a picture window is to highlight the view outside your home by framing it like you would a work of art. Picture windows are typically large, rectangular windows consisting of a single pane of glass. Using only one pane allows for a completely unhindered view of the outside world. Picture windows are designed to be energy efficient as well as beautiful. These windows are available with glazed glass to reduce solar heating and glare, and can incorporate energy-efficient frame materials to eliminate drafts and air exchange.

    Would you like to add a picture window, bay window, or garden window to your Detroit home? Contact Wallside Windows today at (313) 292-4400 to discuss your custom and specialty window options. We are the factory, so we can create your one-of-a-kind replacement windows and install them quickly and efficiency. We invite you to explore our website to find more design ideas, inspiration, and information.

    Get Great Window Seat Decorating Ideas in This Video

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Window seats are a unique and appealing way to add a private, relaxing corner to your home. A window seat offers an up-close view of the outdoor world while creating a space to read, nap, or enjoy the company of loved ones. You can tailor your window seat’s décor to match the feel and look of your home. Cushions, drapes, and throw pillows are all great ways to add texture and color to this space. You’ll see a wide variety of window seat styles and decorating ideas when you watch this short video. 

    Are you interested in installing a versatile and handsome window seat in your Michigan home? Call Wallside Windows at (313) 292-4400 for information about our customized replacement window options, including Marble-Lite sills and window seats. You can check out our inventory or learn more about specialty windows on our website.

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