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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to assist and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the West Springfield climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors has three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a good option 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 heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for many years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or items outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at 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 and Doors in West Springfield and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in West Springfield, give us a call at (413) 561-7599 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.

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