Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with 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 help and answer your window curiosities:

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

When looking 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 regularly chosen 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 can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good 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 place flower pots or items outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What alternatives do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, consider 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 also look at double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant 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 as long as you have the correct products. Sometimes 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 should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure 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 stubborn scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Providence and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Providence, call us at 508-413-3004 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.