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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating 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 questions:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Mankato climate influence my decision?

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to understand 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 typically selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also an ideal material 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 heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for many years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give 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 not as important to you as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after many years of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the appropriate products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Mankato and we can talk 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 Mankato, call us at 507-625-6933 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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