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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

It is normal to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella provides professionals with an answer to your window troubles.

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 careful 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 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 an answer 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 benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with your local window expert to figure out what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance option, and provide fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy throughout the year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect 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 throw away my flowers, what other options 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 retain the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also available in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows permit ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 317-872-9927, or visit our Pella Showroom in Indianapolis.

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