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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you speculating if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Bloomington climate influence my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is regularly picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also an ideal choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you want a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for ages while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or items 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, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give 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 just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after years and years of use. Many can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Bloomington and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Bloomington, call us at 309-663-7132 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our experts can help.

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