Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is ordinary 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 simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be easy 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 critical 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 choose – and I have heard that climate plays a part.
- Different window materials offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, chat with your local window pro to decide what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance option, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard 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 get rid of my flowers, what other routes do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, switch 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 are also available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.