Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get annoyed when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has professionals with an answer to your window issues.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am uncertain how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is an easy fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be easy to maintain. It is as simple as a soft cloth and a mild soap. You should also avoid harsh and abrasive solvents, as they can cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is essential to clean off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer without checking out the replacement window warranty policy – some companies get rid of the warranty if vinyl windows are painted by the homeowner.

Common Concern: I don’t know which window type to choose – and I have heard that climate plays a part.

  • Different window materials provide unique benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, speak with your local window expert to determine what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance option, and give you great energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard wood frames from outdoor elements.

Common Concern: I cannot open my casement style windows without hitting my patio flower boxes. I don’t want to throw away my flowers, what other choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to maintain the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at (888) 841-5667, or visit our Pella Showroom in Denver.

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