Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Washington DC climate influence my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is regularly chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a great material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are usual after lots of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the appropriate products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and don’t paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Washington DC and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Washington DC, give us a call at (301) 327-3013 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.