Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is ordinary 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 issues.
Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution without looking at 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 select – and I have heard that climate matters.
- Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, speak with your local window professional to determine 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 created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance option, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy throughout the year. 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 options do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can get. If you want the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.