Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Not sure where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window questions:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to recognize 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 regularly picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also an ideal material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for many years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows offer a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings by 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 if you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and never paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Memphis and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Memphis, give us a call at 901-401-9399 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our experts can help.