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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to help and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Northern Virginia climate influence my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for ages while providing remarkable 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 prefer to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows provide a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that just 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 can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after lots of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the correct products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and don’t paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Northern Virginia and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Northern Virginia, call us at 571-292-3519 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our experts can help.

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