Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Not sure where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window curiosities:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the South Burlington climate influence my decision?

When getting ready 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 usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal 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 outdoor elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for ages while providing remarkable 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 alternatives do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use 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 consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings by your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned when you have the correct products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of 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 erased and don’t paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in South Burlington and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in South Burlington, give us a call at (802) 557-0429 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our experts can help.