Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is normal to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella provides professionals with an answer to your window issues.
Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 be hard to your vinyl windows. It is essential to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer without reading the replacement window warranty policy – some companies get rid of 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 role.
- Different window materials offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to decide what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance possibility, and give you exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy 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 get rid of my flowers, what other options do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, replace your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to maintain 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 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 move any flowers.