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Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

It is normal to get annoyed 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 uncertain how to get rid of them.

  • Luckily, there is a simple fix to clean up weathered vinyl windows. As long as you are cautious of what product you clean with, vinyl windows should be easy 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 hard to your vinyl windows. It is essential to clean off 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 select – and I have heard that climate matters.

  • Different window materials give unique benefits to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, talk to your local window expert to determine what material is the best fit your home – and your budget. Pella creates windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are made from our patented fiberglass composite called Duracast ®, making them tough against even the most extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good low maintenance option, and offer exceptional energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy 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 eliminate my flowers, what other choices do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different types of replacement windows you can install. If you choose the casement style, replace 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 are also available 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 allow you to feel the breeze and fresh air without the need to rearrange any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 607-296-0475, or visit our Pella Showroom in Binghamton.

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