Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is common to get upset when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella offers 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 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 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 be hard to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer without looking at 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 select – 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 pro to determine what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella offers windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance choice, and give you fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable all year. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help guard 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 eliminate 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, swap 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 allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With an easy lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows will let you feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 901-401-9399, or visit our Pella Showroom in Memphis.

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