Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to direct your window questions? Are you questioning if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window curiosities:

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

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize 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 selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers 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 offer great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for many years while providing excellent 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 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 offer 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 just 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 typical after lots of use. Most can be cleaned if you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and don’t paint over your windows without reading 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 Birmingham and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Birmingham, give us a call at 205-236-7269 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.

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