Your window questions answered by the pros
Uncertain where to direct your window questions? Are you questioning if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window wonders:
What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Baton Rouge climate affect my decision?
When getting ready 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 usually 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 can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing exceptional energy efficiency.
I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place flower pots or anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What choices do I have?
If you love the casement-style window but would like 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 offer a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings around your windows.
My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how do I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and do not paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you cannot repair, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Baton Rouge and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.
If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Baton Rouge, call us at (877) 680-9334 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our team can help.