Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is common to get upset 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 not sure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious 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 hard to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution without checking out 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 plays a part.
- Different window materials offer unique benefits to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, speak with your local window pro to decide what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has 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 possibility, and provide great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable year-round. 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 throw away my flowers, what other choices do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, swap out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to maintain 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 permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.