Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to ask your window questions? Are you questioning if they 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 choose for my house? How does the Kalamazoo climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important 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 chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal 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 heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years while providing excellent 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 would like 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings by your windows.

My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the appropriate products. At times 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 shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not 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 get rid of, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Kalamazoo and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Kalamazoo, call us at 269-215-4157 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.