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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window curiosities:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Southern Pines climate affect 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 regularly chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also an ideal option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for a long duration while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings around your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how should I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Most can be cleaned when you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to get rid of 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 gone 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, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Southern Pines and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Southern Pines, give us a call at 910-444-0729 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our experts can help.

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