Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is ordinary 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 not sure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 looking at 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 choose – and I have heard that climate plays a part.

  • Different window materials offer unique perks to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to determine what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted 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 possibility, and offer fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable year-round. 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 get rid of my flowers, what other routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can get. If you want the casement style, replace your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to retain 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 enable ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 515-219-7723, or visit our Pella Showroom in Des Moines.

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