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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

It is normal 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 troubles.

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

  • Luckily, there is a simple 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 remove residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as a fix 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 pick – and I have heard that climate matters.

  • Different window materials provide unique bonuses to your home. When looking to buy 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 crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a perfect low maintenance choice, and offer great energy efficiency – keeping your home more comfy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help shield wood frames from outside elements.

Common Concern: I cannot open my casement style windows without hitting my patio flower boxes. I don’t want to get rid of my flowers, what other routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you prefer the casement style, switch out your window with an in-swing casement style. This allows you to retain the feel of your home with a small switch of a window swing direction. In-swing replacement windows are also offered in a two-sash, French style. Double and single-hung windows allow for ventilation without swinging outside or into your home. With a little 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 team at 910-444-0729, or visit our Pella Showroom in Southern Pines.

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