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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Not sure where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering 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 curiosities:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the South Portland climate affect 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 usually selected 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 provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you want a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for many years while providing remarkable 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 would like 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 offer 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 simply 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 can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are common after lots of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. Sometimes 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 shouldn’t ever 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 viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in South Portland and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in South Portland, contact us at 207-517-2331 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our team can help.

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