Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is ordinary to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has 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 basic 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 essential to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution without looking at 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 choose – and I have heard that climate plays a role.
- Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, talk to your local window pro to figure out 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 choice, and give you fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard wood frames from harsh elements.
Common Concern: I cannot open my casement style windows without hitting my patio flower boxes. I don’t want to eliminate my flowers, what other options 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 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 allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.