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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to direct your window questions? Are you wondering if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to assist and answer your window curiosities:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Kingston climate impact my decision?

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors has three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also a great option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the external elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for ages while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows provide a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you cannot repair, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Kingston and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Kingston, call us at 845-663-1025 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our team can help.

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