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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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 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 cautious 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is essential 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 remove 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 matters.

  • Different window materials offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to figure out what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has 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 choice, and provide fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you choose the casement style, replace 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 allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at (413) 829-0299, or visit our Pella Showroom in Greenfield.

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