Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering if they are 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 questions:

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

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to recognize 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 a great material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for many years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set 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 prefer to keep your flower boxes, think about window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 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 should I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are common after many years of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. Sometimes 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 erased and do not 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, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Petoskey and we can chat about 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 Petoskey, call us at 231-622-4417 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our team can help.