Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Des Moines climate influence my decision?

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors provides three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also a great choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows offer a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can always go with 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 around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after many years of use. Many can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Des Moines and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Des Moines, contact us at 515-219-7723 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.