Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is ordinary to get annoyed when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella provides professionals with an answer to your window troubles.
Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be simple 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is critical to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without reading 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 choose – and I have heard that climate matters.
- Different window materials offer unique benefits to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to determine 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 crafted 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 great energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy throughout the 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 styles of replacement windows you can buy. 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 available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.