Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get upset 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 not sure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be a breeze 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is critical to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without reading 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 give unique perks to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, speak with your local window professional to figure out what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted 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 choice, and give you fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield 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 options do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can buy. If you want the casement style, switch 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 permit 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 pros at 314-207-0726, or visit our Pella Showroom in Saint Louis.

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