Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to ask your window questions? Are you speculating 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 Springfield climate influence my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to note that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors provides three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also an ideal option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for many years while providing excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place flower pots or anything 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, think about 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is not as important to you as the outdoor plantings around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned as long as you have the appropriate products. Sometimes it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires 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 erased and do not paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Springfield and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Springfield, give us a call at 217-793-0550 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how we can help.