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    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.

    Can Window Film Protect You From Skin Cancer?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    One of the most significant risk factors for the development of skin cancer is exposure to the sun’s UV rays. While all types of glass filter out shorter UVB radiation, most glass will let UVA radiation through—this means that even when you are inside your home, you could be exposed to UV radiation. Today, window film treatments are available to block out UVA radiation as well, making your home a safer and more comfortable place to live. These films are available in a range of tints, allowing for transmission of 30-80% of incoming light, depending on your preferences. In addition to protecting you from skin cancer, these window films also reduce the amount of solar heating in your home and protects fabrics and finishes from fading as well.

    Would you like to learn more about how your windows can protect your home and family from solar radiation? Wallside Windows is proud to offer ClimaGard RLE Glass from Guardian Industries in our replacement windows, which blocks incident solar radiation and reduces solar heating. You can learn more about our low-e and other glass options by calling (313) 292-4400 or visiting us online.

    Window Styles 101

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Replacing your home’s windows can be an exciting process. There are a variety of window styles to choose from, each with its own unique appeal. Choosing the right style of window will complement both your home’s interior and exterior to increase comfort, appeal, and value.

    Double-Hung Windows
    Double-hung windows are one of the most popular styles of windows used in homes throughout the U.S. These windows offer a traditional design comprised of an upper and lower sash. One or both of the sashes may slide vertically to allow the window to open; some double-hung windows also feature sashes that tilt inward or outward to catch the breeze and facilitate cleaning.

    Casement Windows
    Casement windows are another popular window style, typically found in more modern or contemporary homes. A casement window employs a hinged sash that may be side-hung, top-hung, or bottom-hung; top-hung casement windows are sometimes called awning windows. Side-hung casement windows are the most common style, and swing either inward or outward in their sill like a door. Casement windows are typically crank-operated, and can include one or many panes of glass.

    Picture Windows
    A picture window is a non-mobile window that may be used alone or in conjunction with other windows. Picture windows are often used in areas that feature appealing outdoor views. These windows typically consist of a single pane of glass with no glazing bars to maximize visibility of the landscape beyond.

    Bay Windows
    Bay windows protrude from the flat wall of your home. A bay window actually consists of three or more separate windows set at angles to each other, creating additional interior space. Bay windows may or may not be mobile, and can incorporate styles such as double-hung or casement windows inside each panel.

    Wallside Windows specializes in replacement windows throughout Detroit and other parts of Michigan. We can help you choose the right type of window to enhance your home’s appearance, and typical installation takes less than a day. Click through our website or call (313) 292-4400 to find out more about our 35-year Wallside Windows Factory Guarantee

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