Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is common to get frustrated 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 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clean off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer without looking at 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 pick – 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, chat with your local window expert to figure out 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 option, and provide exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy throughout the year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield wood frames from harsh elements.
Common Concern: I cannot open my casement style windows without hitting my patio flower boxes. I don’t want to eliminate my flowers, what other choices do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, swap out 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 also come 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 allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.