Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they’re 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 wonders:

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

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors has three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also a good option 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 outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t put 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 also want to keep your flower boxes, consider 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 consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply 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 do I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are usual after many years of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. Sometimes 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 must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and never 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, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Baltimore and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Baltimore, give us a call at 301-637-0762 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.