Your window questions answered by the pros
Unsure where to direct 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 support you and answer your window questions:
What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Peoria climate affect my decision?
When taking the steps 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also an ideal choice 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 outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for ages while providing exceptional 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 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 provide 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 consider 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 surrounding your windows.
My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are typical after lots 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 get rid of 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 removed and do not paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Peoria and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.
If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Peoria, give us a call at 309-306-3893 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our experts can help.