Wallside Windows began their story in 1944 when Martin Blanck started a small home improvement business in Detroit. Shortly after the stores founding, Blanck’s company began manufacturing replacement windows and Wallside Windows was born. For some time, Martin Blanck remained the lead salesman and face of the business until he retired in 2000. A year later, Martin passed away. Martin Blank’s sons and grandsons run the company with the same vision the company was founded on: creating high quality vinyl replacement windows.
Today, Wallside Windows is the largest employer in Taylor, Detroit with a 72,000 square-foot factory and 200 employees. Their factory custom makes an estimated 800 windows each day, focusing most of their efforts on vinyl replacement windows along with custom built wood bay and bow windows.
The team at Wallside Windows offers installation of any windows purchased in Taylor, Detroit and the surrounding areas. Each installer specializes in window installation, is highly trained, and has extensive experience in the industry. In order to ensure each Wallside Windows customer receives the same high quality service, Wallside has created a uniform installation process which is followed exactly at every installation.
Before beginning installation, the window installers carefully measure window openings to ensure they will fit just right. Next, they cover the inside of the home with tarps before removing the old windows. After installing and adjusting the new window, they use QUAD® WINDOW foam to insulate around each window and caulk to seal the exterior of the window. Using high quality pine or oak, Wallside Windows replaces the interior stop molding. Before leaving, the window installer will remeasure one last time to make sure the new window is a perfect fit and tests each window for easy opening and closing.
Since Wallside Windows both manufactures and sells out of their Taylor, Detroit factory, they have unique control over the design, size, and function of each window. Instead of keeping a stock of uniform windows on hand, each Wallside Window is manufactured custom to every order. Wallside Windows prides themselves in manufacturing exceptionally energy efficient replacement windows. This is accomplished with vinyl strengthened and made thermal resistant with multi-chambered extrusions and frames which are fusion-welded to protect against drafts. Additionally, Wallside uses thermal-pane glass, and homeowners have the option of upgrading to low-E coating to increase the energy efficiency and protection from UV rays.
Each window is available with the choice from five different exteriors, three of which include wood options. Homeowners can also select from four different exterior finish options. Additionally, Wallside Windows will replace the exterior trim around the window and provides 21 color options to homeowners. Wallside Windows also provides various glass options including obscured glass for added privacy and etched or grooved glass for a unique look. If safety is an issue, Wallside can customize windows with tempered glass which breaks into tiny pieces instead of shattering. Continue reading to learn more about the types of windows made by Wallside Windows.
This window features two vertically stacked sashes which are equipped with a spring-assisted lift to make opening as easy as possible. Both sashes are fully operational, with one sliding from the bottom upwards and one from the top downwards to open the window and allow air into the room. Wallside’s double hung window uniquely features a child safety lock, which prevents the window from opening past four inches when in use.
Two side-by-side, operational sashes are set on brass track rollers, with each opening horizontally to allow for ventilation. Double weatherstripping seals your home from the elements, while a double latch secures the window after it closes. For the easiest cleaning, both sashes of this window can be lifted out of the frame.
Each of these windows is custom made by the craftsmen at the Wallside Windows factory. Bay windows use three windows, typically of different sizes, placed at 30 or 45 degree angles, to extend the window out into the environment. A bow window is made of three or more equally sized windows and curves gently out into the environment.
The bay and bow windows at Wallside Windows are built from birch or oak and are strongly supported by stainless-steel cables. On both the bay and bow windows, the casement windows placed on either end open to allow for ventilation.
These single sash windows have a hinge on one side and open outwards from the opposite side. Each window can be fully opened until the sash sits at a 90 degree angle with the frame, allowing for maximum ventilation. Double weather stripping seals each window, protecting your home against water and air, and triple latches secure the window when closed. Casement windows can stand alone, or they can be used in combination with other windows. Examples of window combinations include end-vent casement windows, with casement windows placed on either side of a picture window, or double casement windows.
Similarly to a casement window, this is a single sash window. The hinge on this window is located along the top and the window opens from the bottom outwards, allowing ventilation in the room. Double weather stripping seals each window and triple latches secure the window when closed. These windows are unique, opening up to 30 degrees to allow air into the room, while still preventing rain from entering the home. Awning windows are used in combination with picture windows to create the transom window which allows for a maximized view along with the ventilation the awning window provides.
These single sash windows are stationary, and are often used side-by-side with opening windows. They provide an unobstructed view and maximum natural light to the room of a home.
These windows provide a unique solution for replacing a window when a sliding window is the preferred choice, but the opening is too large for a single, sliding window. These windows are capable of opening on either side and have two screens. Similarly to the double sliding window, the sashes of this window can be lifted out for easy cleaning.
These custom built windows are able to be opened in the center and have a single screen. The sash of this window can also be lifted out for easy cleaning.
Since the windows by Wallside Windows are custom made in their own factory, they feel confident when they guarantee the quality and life of each window. Wallside provides a 35 year warranty of every window in their line. This means, if damage occurs to any component of the window they install as the result of defect or errors made during installation, they will replace or repair the window at no cost to the homeowner. Their warranty also protects against chipping, warping, rusting, and seal failure. This warranty is transferrable, so if the original owner of the windows chooses to sell their home, the warranty continues up until 35 years after the original purchase.
Since warranties may vary from product to product, and some exclusions may apply, we always suggest carefully examining the warranty of each product before making a purchase.