Your window questions answered by the pros
Not sure where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows 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 wonders:
What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Boise climate influence my decision?
When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a great material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for years while providing remarkable 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 prefer to keep your flower boxes, consider 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 just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.
My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are usual after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Boise and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.
If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Boise, call us at 208-373-0002 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.