Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the St. Paul climate affect my decision?

When getting ready 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 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 a great option 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 outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years while providing exceptional energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place 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, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give 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 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 should I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. At times 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 should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and never paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in St. Paul and we can discuss 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 St. Paul, call us at 651-213-9049 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.