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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

It is ordinary to get frustrated when your home isn’t performing up to expectations. When it comes to windows, Pella provides professionals with an answer to your window woes.

Common Concern: My vinyl windows have scuffs all over them, I am not sure how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is an easy 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 clean off 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 terminate 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 part.

  • Different window materials give unique bonuses to your home. When looking to add or replace windows, talk to your local window professional to figure out what material may best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are crafted from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them resilient against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance choice, and offer exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy year-round. If you want the beauty of wood, Pella’s EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exteriors help protect wood frames from harsh 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 options do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different kinds of replacement windows you can get. If you choose the casement style, replace 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 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 mean you can feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our team at 781-826-8005, or visit our Pella Showroom in Hingham.

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