Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is ordinary to get annoyed when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has professionals with an answer to your window issues.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am uncertain how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be easy 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 crucial to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution without checking out the replacement window warranty policy – some companies get rid of the warranty if vinyl windows are painted by the homeowner.

Common Concern: I don’t know which window type to pick – and I have heard that climate plays a role.

  • Different window materials provide unique benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, speak with your local window pro to decide 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 crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance option, and give you great energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield wood frames from outside 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 choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, swap 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 also come in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at (413) 561-7599, or visit our Pella Showroom in West Springfield.

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