Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros
It is common to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella offers professionals with an answer to your window woes.
Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.
- Luckily, there is an easy fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be a breeze 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 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 select – and I have heard that climate plays a role.
- Different window materials provide unique benefits to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to figure out what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made 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 possibility, and offer exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy 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 get rid of my flowers, what other routes do I have?
- To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can install. If you choose the casement style, switch 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 available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.