Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal 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 unsure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious 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 be hard 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 reading 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 offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, speak with your local window expert to decide what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance possibility, 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 guard wood frames from outdoor 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 buy. If you choose the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 240-293-1068, or visit our Pella Showroom in Annapolis.

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