The glass in your windows allows sunlight to enter while offering a clear view of the outside world. However, extended sun exposure can raise your cooling bills and cause damage to furniture, artwork, and carpet or other flooring. Low-emissivity glass, also called low-e glass, is coated with metallic oxides that block out UV radiation, just like the sunblock you apply to your skin. This coating controls the amount of UV light entering your home to cut heating and cooling costs as well as protect your belongings.
Low-e glass regulates the amount of UV radiation entering your home to reduce your heating and cooling costs. In warm climates, low-e windows are designed to block incident solar radiation, minimizing the amount of indoor heating caused by the sun. This reduces the strain on your air conditioning and lowers the cost of cooling your home. In cooler climates, low-e glass traps interior heat by reflecting much of the sun’s light back into your home, minimizing heat transfer to the cooler air outdoors. This process helps your home to retain heat in the winter so you can enjoy lower heating bills.
In addition to controlling the amount of UV radiation in your home, low-e glass also protects your belongings from damage. UV light can fade the colors of carpeting, wood, and fabric. Consistent exposure to sunlight can also fade or damage photographs and artwork. Intense or uneven heating from the sun can cause wood flooring or detailing in your home to warp. Low-e glass prevents all of this damage by blocking out harmful UV radiation and regulating heating in your home, providing protection for your valuable belongings.
Are you interested in learning more about low-e glass and how it can benefit your Michigan home or business? Every Wallside Window features our 35-year guarantee, energy-saving INTERCEPT® spacer system, dual-pane insulated glass, and fusion-welded frames and sashes. You’ll also receive our outstanding customer service with every purchase! You can reach us by phone at (313) 292-4400 or by clicking on our web contact form.
Bay windows enhance the aesthetics of any room, allowing for the infusion of natural light and providing a beautiful view. The best way to enhance your bay window is to arrange furniture in a fashion that takes advantage of this unique feature.
Bay windows provide the perfect area for conversation or relaxation. Place one larger piece of furniture, such as a chaise or loveseat, or two individual chairs in front of the window. A small table or serving cart completes the setup by providing the perfect spot to place a drink or book. You can get more tips for arranging your furniture around a bay window by watching this video.
Are you considering installing a bay, bow, garden, or casement window in your home? Let Wallside Window help with our high-quality products and professional installation. Click through our website or call us today at (313) 292-4400 to learn more!
Replacing your windows improves your home’s curb appeal and offers greater year-round energy efficiency for lower heating and cooling bills. Customized windows create any look you want for indoor and outdoor aesthetics. If you’re ready to replace your home’s windows, keep reading to discover a few of the possible style options available from Wallside Windows.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are one of the most popular window styles. A double hung window consists of two panes: one stationary and one sliding. The sashes can be designed to open either from the top or the bottom and tilt inward to catch the breeze and make cleaning easier.
Bay or Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows expand the interior space of your home and increase the amount of natural light. These windows are comprised of many panes that may be stationary, operating, or a combination thereof. Bay and bow windows make a perfect reading or conversation nook in any home.
Casement windows are hinged to open outward at one side using a crank, making them ideal for catching breezes in the summer. You can remove screens in the winter for a picturesque view. Casement windows give the exterior of your home a smooth, modern look when closed, but can open completely until the window is perpendicular to the frame.
A picture window is a stationary piece of glass the does not open; rather, picture windows are designed to allow for the maximum amount of light and an unhindered view. These types of windows are excellent for homes with appealing outdoor views. A picture window can be as large as you like, and many take up the entire height from floor to ceiling for a stunning effect.
Wallside Windows is not only a top-quality replacement window installer, we are also the factory! We are proud to offer a variety of window and glass options in Detroit and Northern Ohio. Call us at (313) 292-4400 or take a look through our website to find out more about your replacement window options.
Safe windows are extremely important for homes with children. Poorly-maintained or damaged windows cause thousands of injuries among children in the U.S. each year. Implementing a few simple safety practices can protect your child around the windows of your home.
Don’t Rely On Screens
One of the most common window safety misconceptions is that a screen will prevent a child from falling out of a window. However, in 80% of window fall cases, parents report a screen was present. Screens are not meant to be a safety measure and should never be relied upon to keep your child safe around an open window. If you have small children in your home, install a window guard or stop in any window you plan to open. Window guards and stops are permanent fixtures designed to act as safety measures that will prevent a child from falling.
Don’t Leave Children Unattended
Many children fall out of windows after being left unattended even for short periods of time. Never leave a small child alone near an open window—children are both curious and quick, and may climb out a window before you realize what is happening. Additionally, it’s a good practice to teach your child never to play near any window, open or closed. Establish a safe distance, such as two to three “giant” steps, where your child is allowed to play.
Don’t Ignore Window Damage
Poorly-maintained windows can easily cause a fall or injure a child. Inspect your home’s windows at least once a year for signs of damage such as cracked glass, rotting wood, or warped frames. Have your windows repaired or replaced immediately by a professional if you spot signs of damage.
Wallside Windows wants to encourage child safety around your home’s windows. Every product comes with a 35-year guarantee because we are the factory! Our professional installers have the experience and dedication to providing excellent customer service that puts us in a class above the rest. Click through our website or call us today at (313) 292-4400 to learn about our window and glass options.