Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is normal to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has 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 an easy 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 essential to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution 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 select – and I have heard that climate plays a part.
- Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with your local window expert to decide what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance choice, and provide great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard 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 get rid of my flowers, what other choices do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can get. If you want the casement style, replace 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 permit 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 move any flowers.