Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating 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 support you and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Hunt Valley climate influence 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 picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a good choice 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 temps. 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 excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options 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 offer a similar option, allowing your windows to swing inside instead of outside, when replacing an awning style window. You can also look at 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 surrounding 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. Most can be cleaned if you have the proper products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and never 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 Hunt Valley and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Hunt Valley, contact us at 301-354-3633 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.