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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to direct your window questions? Are you speculating if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna are here to help and answer your window questions:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a great material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years while providing excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or anything 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, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows provide a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the appropriate products. Occassionally 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 shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, give our experts a call at Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna in Kelowna and we can chat 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 Kelowna, call us at 250-863-7902 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how we can help.

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