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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows 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 help and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Rochester climate impact my decision?

When getting ready 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 typically chosen 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 will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years 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 prefer 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 easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings by 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 when you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and don’t paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Rochester and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Rochester, give us a call at 507-847-1060 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.

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