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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 wondering if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Danville climate impact my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential 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 offers any room, but it is also a great material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t put 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 prefer 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 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 around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. The majority can be cleaned when you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and never paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Danville and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Danville, call us at 217-443-3355 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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