Unsure where to direct your window questions? Are you speculating 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 assist and answer your window questions:
What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Albany climate influence my decision?
When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential 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 typically 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 helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for 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 alternatives 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 always go with 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 can I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are common after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed 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 fix, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Albany and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.
If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Albany, give us a call at 518-414-5302 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.