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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you questioning 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 assist and answer your window curiosities:

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

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to recognize that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically 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 external elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are seeking 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 put flower pots or anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, consider 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 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 by your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after lots of use. The majority can be cleaned as long as 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 cut through 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 reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you can’t get rid of, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Westerly and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Westerly, contact us at 401-315-7032 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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