Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning if they’re 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 curiosities:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors provides three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically picked 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 helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t put flower pots or anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What alternatives 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 provide 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply 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 should I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never 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 viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t fix, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Beltsville and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Beltsville, call us at (301) 327-3013 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.