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    Advice from Martha Stewart About Showing Your New Windows Off in Style

    Last updated 1 month ago

    What better way to show off your new replacement windows than with beautiful window fashions? And who better to help you pick the right window treatments than Martha Stewart? In this video, Martha discusses some of the most popular types of curtain and drapes. She also discusses how to measure for window coverings and how to care for them.

    For windows that you will love to show off, contact Wallside Windows today. We are Michigan’s preferred replacement window company, and we can help you find a beautiful, energy-efficient replacement window for any room in your home. Browse our virtual showroom today, or call us at (313) 908-5243 to learn more about our replacement windows and installation services.  

    A Guide to Casement Windows

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Casement windows glide open or shut by a turn of a crank operating mechanism. They can be hinged on the left or the right to open outward, and most Wallside casement windows open all the way. All Wallside casements also feature low-E glass and energy-saving argon gas filling for superior performance. But before you think all casement windows are the same, consider the following styles available from Wallside Windows.

    Awning Casement
    As their name suggest, awning casement windows tilt open from the bottom about 30 degrees. When used with obscure glass, awning casement windows are often used to ventilate bathrooms. That’s because they can keep rain out even when open. 

    End-Vent Casement
    If you want to increase your home’s curb appeal, start with new end-vent casement windows. The center picture window provides a beautiful focal point, while the two end casements offer excellent functionality and beautifully frame the rest of the window.

    Double Casement
    Double casement windows open and close from both the left and right with ease and seal tight against the ravages of Mother Nature. Double casement windows look great on second-story bedrooms and in the kitchen.

    Transom Casements
    Essentially an awning casement with a picture window on the top or bottom, transom casements offer a spectacular view and fresh air whenever you like. You can also use multiple transom windows side-by-side to create a stunning panoramic view.

    If you would like to enjoy the beauty and functionality of casement windows, contact Wallside Windows. We are Michigan’s leading replacement window company, and we offer some of the finest casements available. Triple latches compress double weatherstripping when most of our casement windows are closed, making them weather- and wind-resistant. Visit our website to learn more about our replacement windows, or call us at (313) 908-5243. Be sure to ask about our 35-Year Guarantee when you call! 

    Factors to Consider When Choosing Exterior Trim Colors for Your Windows

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Finding replacement windows is easy; choosing an exterior trim color, on the other hand, can be a challenge. It is possible to find the perfect exterior trim color for your windows quickly and painlessly, but it requires an understanding of how colors work together and the effect that certain color combinations will create. To help simplify the process, here are a few tips, tricks, and factors to consider when choosing exterior trim colors for your new windows.

    Blend and Fade or Contrast
    For starters, the first thing to do when choosing exterior trim colors for your windows is to decide if you want the colors to blend in and fade into the color of your home or if you want the color to contrast and stick out. If you want your trim colors to blend in, go up or down one or two shades of your home’s color. The easiest way to contrast (though not the most creative) is to go with white, off-white, black, dark brown, or dark gray trim for your windows.

    Shade and Lighting
    Your home’s landscaping and outdoor lighting will also play a role in selecting exterior trim colors for your windows. Depending on the amount of shade and direct sunlight your windows experience during the day, a strange hue can pop out. Select a few colors you like and paint two large poster boards with each color. Tape the poster boards next to a couple of your windows and look at the color early in the morning, early afternoon, and evening to decide which color looks best during the entire day.

    Painting your windows can be a challenge, but at least installing your new replacement windows doesn’t have to be. Wallside Windows installers are experienced, friendly, and professional. And, as always, you can rest easy knowing that your replacement windows are guaranteed by Wallside Windows for 35 years, no matter who owns your home. Call us today at (313) 908-5243 to learn why we are Michigan’s number one window installer. 

    A Closer Look at Our 35-Year Guarantee

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Few companies take care of their customers year after year the way Wallside does, and even fewer companies can match Wallside’s 35-Year Guarantee. The Wallside Guarantee gives you peace of mind, guaranteeing against chipping, warping, and rusting for 35 years, even if you sell your home. And if there’s ever a problem, we’ll help you resolve it over the phone or we’ll schedule a service visit to your home. This gives you the ultimate peace of mind, and can also add to your home’s resale value.

    To learn more about our 35-Year Guarantee, visit our website or call us at (313) 908-5243. We are Michigan’s leading replacement window company, and we promise the best values and the best service in the state. Browse our virtual showroom today to see all of the replacement windows we have to offer. 

    3 Red Flags That Your Windows Need to Be Replaced

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Most people don’t think about replacing their windows until a baseball comes flying through their living room, and even then some people will look for alternatives to buying new windows. Replacement windows aren’t cheap, but the energy savings alone will help you recoup most (if not all) of the cost of replacing your old, inefficient windows. To make sure that you don’t live with bad windows any longer than you need to, here are three red flags that your windows need to be replaced.

    Your Home Feels Drafty
    Even the best windows will allow a slight amount of air infiltration, but it should never get to the point where you can feel it or, worse, notice it. When the corners of the sashes and frames become loose, they create gaps that allow air to penetrate through the window. Sealing and weather stripping is often a temporary fix, as it does nothing to address the window’s structural deficiencies.

    You Have Difficulty Opening or Shutting Your Windows
    As far as warning signs are concerned, few are as obvious as the inability to open or shut your windows. Double hung and single hung windows, in particular, can pose a safety hazard if the balance mechanism fails. Windows that are difficult to open and shut are just an inconvenience, but also a fire hazard.

    Your Energy Bills are Going Up  
    There are a lot of factors that could influence your energy bills, such as an inefficient furnace or a failing roof system. However, you will almost always notice a difference in your heating and cooling costs by replacing your old windows with new, energy-efficient replacement windows. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lower lighting costs.

    For the best replacement windows in Michigan, contact Wallside Windows. Nobody beats our value and service, and nobody beats our 35-Year Guarantee! Visit our website to learn more about our energy-efficient replacement windows, or call us at (313) 908-5243 to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our window replacement experts. 

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