Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Not sure where to ask your window questions? Are you speculating if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Traverse City climate affect my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a great option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for ages while providing exceptional 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 choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but prefer 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings surrounding 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. The majority can be cleaned if you have the appropriate products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Traverse City and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Traverse City, call us at 231-538-2175 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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