Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is common 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 woes.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is essential to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution 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 select – and I have heard that climate matters.

  • Different window materials give unique perks to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, speak 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 resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance option, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 get rid of my flowers, what other choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, swap out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to maintain 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 allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a simple 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 experts at 480-296-2022, or visit our Pella Showroom in Scottsdale.

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