Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Cape Cod climate impact my decision?

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors has 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 choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for a long duration while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t put flower pots or items outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you 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 common after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned as long as you have the appropriate 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 should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and never paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you can’t fix, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Cape Cod and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Cape Cod, give us a call at 508-638-5897 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.