Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

Window Woes and Wisdom from Pros

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It is normal to get frustrated 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 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 cause disturbance to your vinyl windows. It is crucial to clear off residue after the scuffs are erased. Do not paint over your windows as an answer without reading 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 role.

  • Different window materials provide unique perks to your home. When looking to install or replace windows, speak with your local window expert to figure out what material might best fit your home – and your budget. Pella has windows made from several material types - wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Our fiberglass windows are created with 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 provide fantastic energy efficiency – keeping your home more cozy all year. 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 eliminate my flowers, what other routes do I have?

  • To save your flowers, there are different styles of replacement windows you can install. If you want the casement style, replace 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 also come 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 move any flowers.
For any other window woes, call our pros at 403-681-6363, or visit our Pella Showroom in Calgary.

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