Your window questions answered by the pros
Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window curiosities:
What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Eau Claire climate affect my decision?
When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is regularly chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also an ideal choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for many years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.
I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?
If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows provide a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that just 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 can I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are common after lots of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and don’t paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Eau Claire and we can chat 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 Eau Claire, call us at 715-836-9301 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.