Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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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 troubles.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is an easy fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be simple 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 remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without reading 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 matters.

  • Different window materials provide unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to decide what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance option, and offer exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect 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 options do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you choose 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 also come in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 781-826-8005, or visit our Pella Showroom in Hanover.

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