Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella provides 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 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 terminate 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 plays a role.

  • Different window materials offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with 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 tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance option, and offer exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy throughout the year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 throw away my flowers, what other choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can get. If you choose the casement style, swap out 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 offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple 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.
For any other window woes, call our experts at 910-218-9596, or visit our Pella Showroom in Wilmington.

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