Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Wilmington climate affect my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to note 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 typically picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a great 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 outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for many years while providing excellent energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 consider 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 surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after many years of use. The majority can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and never paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Wilmington and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Wilmington, call us at 910-218-9596 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.

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