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 provides 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 a simple 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 detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clean 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 plays a part.
- Different window materials provide unique perks to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, talk to your local window professional to figure out what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance choice, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 options 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 retain the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows allow for 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 move any flowers.