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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

It is ordinary 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 woes.

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 detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is critical to remove 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 remove 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 provide unique perks to your home. When looking to buy or replace windows, talk to your local window pro to figure out what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance possibility, and provide fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard 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 routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, replace 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 offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows enable 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 move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our experts at 309-663-7132, or visit our Pella Showroom in Bloomington.

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