Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to assist and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Terre Haute climate impact my decision?

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers 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 a good option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or items outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. At times 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 gone and do not paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Terre Haute and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Terre Haute, give us a call at 812-234-0729 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.