Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is ordinary 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 troubles.

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

  • Luckily, there is a basic fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious 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 essential to remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a solution without reading 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 benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, chat with your local window expert 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 created with our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great low maintenance choice, and give you exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfortable all 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 choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can install. If you prefer the casement style, swap out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to preserve 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 a simple lift up or pull down, double and single-hung replacement windows mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to shift any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 781-239-1161, or visit our Pella Showroom in Wellesley.

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