Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is common 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 troubles.
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 cautious 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 be hard to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without looking at 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 pick – and I have heard that climate matters.
- Different window materials give unique perks to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with your local window pro 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 created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance choice, and provide exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 options do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, replace your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to retain the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.