Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning 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 help and answer your window curiosities:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors provides three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers 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 offer great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

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

If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, check out 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 consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings by your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned if you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Syracuse and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Syracuse, contact us at 315-565-0399 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.