Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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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 issues.

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 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix without checking out 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 role.

  • Different window materials provide unique perks to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, chat with your local window expert 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 option, and give you exceptional 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 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 also come 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 mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 217-356-6474, or visit our Pella Showroom in Champaign.

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