Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella are here to help and answer your window wonders:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is regularly picked 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 deliver great durability against the external elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t put 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, consider 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 also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply 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 usual after lots of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the proper products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and never paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella in North Carolina and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in North Carolina, call us at 866-539-4196 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how we can help.