Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is common to get annoyed 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 a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without reading the replacement window warranty policy – some companies terminate 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 offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with your local window pro to decide what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance possibility, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect wood frames from outside elements.

Common Concern: I cannot open my casement style windows without hitting my patio flower boxes. I don’t want to throw away my flowers, what other routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you prefer the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows also come in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple 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.
For any other window woes, call our experts at 704-228-9149, or visit our Pella Showroom in Charlotte.

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