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 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 simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are careful of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be simple 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 critical 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 get rid of 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 role.

  • Different window materials offer unique bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, chat with your local window professional 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 created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance option, and give you 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 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 choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can get. If you choose the casement style, swap 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 allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 978-291-7441, or visit our Pella Showroom in Haverhill.

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