Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Not sure where to direct your window questions? Are you speculating if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window questions:

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

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

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply 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. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Champaign and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Champaign, call us at 217-356-6474 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.