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    Choosing Coverings for Your New Kitchen Windows

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Decorating your home can be a fun and exciting endeavor, especially when it comes to finding window coverings for your new kitchen windows. Kitchen window coverings allow you to bring texture and color into your kitchen, so feel free to experiment with different materials and patterns to find the window covering that works best. For some great tips on choosing coverings for your new kitchen windows, watch this short video clip.

    If you are in the process of remodeling your kitchen, start by replacing your windows. Wallside Windows of Michigan offers a great selection of energy-efficient windows that will make your kitchen vibrant and beautiful. Call our Detroit window showroom at (313) 292-4400, or visit our website to browse our selection of quality replacement windows.

    Different Bay Window Designs for Your Home

    Last updated 5 months ago

    When it comes to home improvements, few additions add as much as bay windows do. They offer stunning panoramic views, cozy window seats, and even extra storage and floor space, bay windows offer many advantages for homeowners looking to make a quick and affordable home upgrade. When choosing a bay window for your home, you have a few different designs to choose from, including:

    Circle Bay Windows
    More elaborate than the standard three-angle bay window, circle bay windows include more multi-sided windows and are often decorated with delicate and complex molding. Circle bay windows can be up to six-feet high and protrude two to three feet, capturing light and offering expanded views of your property.

    Oriel Bay Windows
    If your master suite or family room is upstairs, you may be interested in an oriel bay window. These bay windows extend from an upper-story wall and are usually supported by brackets made of wood or stone. The word “oriel” comes from a Latin word meaning gallery or porch.

    Box Bay Windows
    As the name suggests, box bay windows are shaped like a box and capped with a small roof or covering. Typically, a large center window is bordered on both sides by a narrower casement window that swings open. Box bay windows can open up a space, making it feel brighter and bigger.

    Bow Bay Windows
    If you do not like the geometric design of traditional bay windows, you can install a bow bay window. Bow windows are gently curved and typically combine four or more casement windows joined together to form an arch.

    Wallside Windows of Michigan offers a wide selection of majestic bay windows. Each of these spectacular windows is made by master craftsmen right in our factory. Each bay window also comes with our energy-efficient low-E glass windows. Visit our website to learn more, or call us today at (313) 292-4400 with any questions.

    Frame Ideas for a Bay Window

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Bay windows can open up any room in your home, offering expansive views of your property and providing additional storage and seating. In order to complete the impressive look of your new bay window, you will need to frame it with molding and an interesting bay roof. You will also need to install flashing and a drip edge to make sure that your bay window is waterproof. Flashing and weatherstripping can be part of the window frame, or you can hide them behind custom molding. Knee braces can also add an elegant final touch to your bay window frame.

    For help installing and framing your new bay window, contact the experts at Wallside Windows. Serving Detroit, Taylor, and the rest of Michigan for more than 60 years, Wallside Windows can install your new window fixture or replacement windows with ease. Contact us online to schedule an installation, or call us at (313) 292-4400 to learn more about our window selection and installation services.

    A Look at Your Window Insulation Options

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Natural light creates a pleasant in-home atmosphere while also reducing your lighting expenditures. However, a significant portion of heat loss is due to windows, so steps need to be taken to ensure that your windows are not costing you a fortune on heating and cooling bills each month. In addition to replacing old or broken windows with ones that are energy-efficient, you should also insulate your windows to keep heated or cooled air inside of your home. Here are some effective window insulation options:

    Blackout Curtains
    This is one of the most affordable ways to insulate your windows. In addition to blocking out almost 100% sunlight, blackout curtains also reduce heat loss through a window by a fourth and cut down on noise pollution by almost half. In other words, blackout curtains are great for late sleepers or for people who like to enjoy a theater-like experience in the middle of the day.

    Weatherstripping is one of the oldest methods for insulating windows. In addition to making your windows watertight, putting weatherstripping around your windows and doors can lower your heating bills by almost a fifth.

    Cellular Blinds
    Cellular blinds—also called cellular shades—diffuse light, provide privacy, and help retain or reduce heat. These blinds can cover windows of all shapes and sizes, including sliding glass doors and skylights. A good pair of cellular blinds can increase your windows R-value (a measure of a window’s energy efficiency) by almost three points.

    Energy Film
    Unlike regular window plastic, energy film has increased transparency, giving you a better view of your property and the surrounding area. Use energy film with blackout curtains or cellular blinds and you may notice significant energy savings each month.

    When you purchase new replacement windows from Wallside Windows, you can count on excellent performance year after year. In fact, we are so confident in our windows that each one comes with our 35-Year Guarantee! Visit our window showroom in Detroit or call us at (313) 292-4400 to learn more. 

    Differences Between Bay and Bow Windows

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Bay and bow windows are often used as dryer alternative to a porch or balcony. A bay window consists of a picture window flanked by two panes that extrude from the building. A bow window is similar to the bay window, expect it follows a semicircular pattern. Bay and bow window structures both increase the square footage of a room and allow for more ventilation and light.

    There are a few more technical differences between bay and bow windows, but Wallside Windows can provide windows to match either. As Michigan’s trusted window manufacturer and installer, we can replace old windows or install new ones as part of your home remodeling project. Visit our website to browse our selection of replacement windows, or visit our showroom in Detroit for a closer look. Please call us at (313) 292-4400 if you have any questions. 

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