Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you speculating if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window wonders:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital 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 good option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place 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 also want to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 simply lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how do I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are usual after lots of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of 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 removed and never paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, call us at 616-201-0206 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how we can help.

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