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    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
    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. 

    Open the Window to Savings with Energy-Efficient Replacements [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    Are your utility bills draining your bank account? Your windows could be to blame. Replacing old windows with new, energy-efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars annually. Think of everything you could do with that much extra money in your pocket; take in a sports game, dine in style, or spend a few nights in one of your favorite destinations. A Michigan window replacement company put together this infographic that demonstrates the savings you could get with new windows and some suggestions of how you could spend your windfall. Get the word out about how energy-efficient windows save money by sharing this important information. 

    Best Design for New Windows

    Last updated 5 months ago

    On their own, replacement windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency and keep your family more comfortable during the year. However, new windows can also have a dramatic impact on the overall look and feel of your home. From non-moving picture windows to casement windows, doorwalls to garden boxes, there are a lot of options when it comes to new replacement windows. To help you decide on the best design for your home, here is a closer look at some of the most popular window designs.

    Casement Windows

    With their interior screens and broad, flat frames, casement windows lend a home a modern, clean exterior. End-vent casements feature a center picture window that provides a beautiful focal point, with the two opening end casements offering excellent functionality. Other styles include double casement, single casement, awning casement, and transom casement windows.

    Picture Windows
    Picture windows around your entry door can make a positive first impression and reveal the tone of the rest of the house. Entry door picture windows provide views, light, and architectural character to the entry-point of your home. Picture windows can also be used in conjunction with other window types to create a unique window design.

    Garden Windows
    Garden windows are a cheerful addition to any home, especially when used in the kitchen above the sink. With about two feet of interior space, garden windows are great for growing small plants and herbs. Some garden windows also come with a comfortable, durable interior seat.

    Bay and Bow Windows
    These windows add depth and beauty to any room in the house. Bay and bow structures also feature casement end-windows that open and close to allow extra ventilation. With an interior seat depth up to 19 inches, bay and bow windows are a great place to relax and enjoy a cool summer’s night breeze.

    For the best selection of replacement windows in Michigan, shop Wallside Windows. Every one of our new windows comes with our 35-Year Guarantee. Visit our showroom in Detroit or call us today at (313) 292-4400 to learn more about our unbeatable replacement windows. 

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