Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella offers 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 a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be a breeze 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 essential to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer 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 plays a role.

  • Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, speak with your local window professional to figure out what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance choice, and provide great energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect 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 routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you want the casement style, swap 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 allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at (301) 327-3013, or visit our Pella Showroom in Beltsville.

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