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After you invest in replacement windows, it’s important to remember just a few tips to keep your new windows sparkling. While replacement windows should have lasting beauty and durability, regular cleanings can ensure that your windows stay functional and clear for years to come. For more information, check out these guidelines for cleaning your replacement vinyl windows.
While cleaning double-hung or sliding vinyl windows and replacing their treatments may seem intimidating, your replacement windows can actually be effectively cleaned and then easily snapped back into place. While double-hung vinyl windows can be turned slightly for easier access, sliding vinyl window sashes can be easily released for a comprehensive cleaning. Simply unlock the window and raise the bottom sash using the tilt latches.
For clear and sparkling glass, gather a bucket, dish soap, water, and a soft microfiber cloth. Mix an equal amount of a high-quality dish soap and room temperature water, and use the soft cloth to clean your new windows by gently polishing in a circular motion. If your windows have water spots, use a mixture of one tablespoon of Murphy’s Oil soap to one gallon of water.
If your windows have accumulated mold or mildew on the outside glass, use a mixture of vinegar and water to both dissolve any existing buildup and ward off future growth. Experienced window cleaners advise using a solution with 30% vinegar and 70% water. Simply spray the pre-mixed solution onto the window glass and lightly scrub using a cotton cloth or towel.
If you want to hear more about what sets the replacement windows at Wallside Windows apart, call our Detroit team today at (313) 908-5243. Our windows experts can guide you through all your options for new and replacement windows, including double-hung and sliding windows, and we stand behind our products. Check out our selection of windows for yourself by browsing our online gallery.
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If you are in the market for new replacement windows, you probably already know you have a wide range of different window designs to choose from. While custom-created windows both give your home an elegant, personalized touch and help you precisely control the amount of noise and light that enters any space, you can truly make your windows your own with a window box garden. Read on to find out how you can grow lush foliage and flowers right underneath your windows.
Select Your Flowers
New windows are impressive all on their own, but planting a window box adds an extra touch. For the summer months, consider selecting colorful flowers with bold and bright blooms. If you have large bay windows with a small amount of shade, opt for flowers that do not favor direct sun, such as Impatiens. For rich foliage that will last all summer long, plant a mix of Coleus, grasses, and vines.
Create Your Window Box
Window boxes are available for purchase at local home goods and hardware stores. After selecting the window boxes that fit your window’s size, shape, and design, cut a plastic trash bag to create a window box lining that keeps in soil and water. Next, add a potting mix, and carefully cut away excess plastic.
Maintain Your Garden
To make sure your window box stays lush all through the summer, follow your garden store’s directions for proper watering and care. If your window box doesn’t have pre-drilled drainage holes, poke holes in the plastic lining to avoid excess moisture. Finally, consider replacing summer flowers with hardier plants when the weather cools down to keep your windows and garden looking their best.
Whether you want to replace your windows to lower your energy bill, as part of a whole-home renovation, or because your current windows are simply outdated, Wallside Windows of Michigan is here for you. Our window warehouse offers the most popular window styles on the market. Set up a consultation for replacement windows today by calling our Detroit location at (313) 908-5243.
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After purchasing replacement windows, your next step is picking the perfect window treatments for your lifestyle and design needs. Watch this video to find out how to choose the best new window décor.
First, consider privacy. Before you invest in new window treatments, plan for how much or how little light you’d like to have in your room, and select your blinds accordingly. Blinds come in a wide range of different opacities, and many homeowners prefer blackout or opaque blinds for their bedroom windows. Next, consider style. There are numerous patterns, forms, and colors of window treatments for you to choose from.
When it’s time to replace your windows, look no further than Wallside Windows. Our window experts have been helping Michigan homeowners and business owners select the highest quality windows for more than 60 years. For more information, call us today at (313) 908-5243.
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Low-emissivity, or low-e glass, is regularly recommended for new and replacement windows for its energy-efficient properties. Low-e glass is highly effective in conducting natural sunlight even as it limits heat passage in and out of a residence or business. The rate at which glass conducts heat is calibrated by a measurement known as the U-factor. The lower the U-factor rating, the more energy-efficient the glass is. Low-e glass blocks heat-generating ultraviolet light, which keeps rooms cool in the summertime. In the winter months, these windows keep heat indoors, making them a good investment year-round.
You can find out more about why you should consider replacing your outdated windows with innovative low-e glass by calling the Michigan office of Wallside Windows at (313) 908-5243 today. Our windows experts can guide you through the selection process, and we also install and guarantee our windows.
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At Wallside Windows, we put our Michigan customers first. That means we build your replacement windows just for you from your choice of glass, and our professional installation team installs your windows in just one day. We even guarantee our windows for 35 years. After you decide to replace your windows with us, take the next step in customization by selecting from these stylish window treatments.
Whether you purchase new double hung windows or replace your double-sliding windows with statement-making bay windows, classic striped window treatments are a classic favorite for homeowners everywhere. Color-blocked neutral curtains can bring a soothing feel to an otherwise bold room, while green and white stripes offer a perfect complement to a natural palette. For a more modern look, opt for wider strips and contrasting hues.
If you have just replaced your dining room windows, consider selecting luxurious new curtains to add an extra touch of elegance. For traditionalists, heavy brocade curtains are the ideal style choice for a formal room. If your style is more contemporary or casual, purchase wispy silk shades or heavy white satin. Style experts recommend simple curtain rings to balance out this luxe look.
If you are like most homeowners, you want your new windows to both let in natural light and be easily covered during quiet or evening hours. To allow daylight in while still retaining a sense of cozy warmth, purchase a curtain combination with valances and panels. These beautifully matched pairs both pull the room together and effectively hide any drapery hardware for a clean, streamlined look.
When it comes to replacing your windows, you deserve to have an extensive selection of affordable window options. Wallside Windows can help meet your budget needs, and our windows specialists can customize a solution for your home or business. To learn more about our windows factory and windows installation options, call our convenient Detroit location at (313) 908-5243 today or visit our website.