Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is common to get upset 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 unsure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful 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 clean off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without checking out the replacement window warranty policy – some companies remove 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 bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, talk to your local window pro to determine what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has 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 perfect low maintenance option, and provide fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy throughout the year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect 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 eliminate my flowers, what other options do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, switch out 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 also come in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little 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.