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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to assist and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Decatur climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to note 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 usually picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also an ideal option 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 a great fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for a long duration 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 also want to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings by your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the correct products. Sometimes 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 must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and never 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 get rid of, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Decatur 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 Decatur, give us a call at 217-423-7722 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.

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