Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is ordinary 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 unsure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be simple 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 detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is critical to clean off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without checking out 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 select – and I have heard that climate plays a part.
- Different window materials give unique benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, talk to your local window professional to figure out what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance option, and provide exceptional 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 throw away my flowers, what other options do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you want the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve 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 little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.