Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella offers 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 a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be simple 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 critical to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without reading the replacement window warranty policy – some companies terminate the warranty if vinyl windows are painted by the homeowner.

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

  • Different window materials offer unique benefits to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, speak with your local window professional to decide what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has 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 great low maintenance option, and give you great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield wood frames from outside 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 types of replacement windows you can buy. If you want the casement style, swap out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve 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 permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 301-957-7000, or visit our Pella Showroom in Washington DC.

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