Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Published on

It is normal to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella has professionals with an answer to your window issues.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am unsure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is an easy fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are precautious 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 be detrimental to your vinyl windows. It is critical to clear 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 terminate the warranty if vinyl windows are painted by the homeowner.

Common Concern: I don’t know which window type to pick – and I have heard that climate plays a part.

  • Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, speak with your local window pro to figure out 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 crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance option, and offer fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy throughout the year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard 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 eliminate my flowers, what other routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can buy. If you choose 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 offered 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 allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 336-203-0576, or visit our Pella Showroom in Greensboro.

Schedule Now!