Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is common to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has professionals with an answer to your window woes.

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 precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be a breeze 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 critical to clean off 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 get rid of 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 perks to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to decide what material may 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 resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance possibility, and give you exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield wood frames from harsh 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 routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you choose the casement style, replace your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to maintain 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 an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 508-939-3464, or visit our Pella Showroom in Fall River.

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