Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window curiosities:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the Minneapolis climate impact 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 offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a good 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 want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for many years while providing excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What choices 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 use 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 just lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much 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 common after years and years of use. The majority can be cleaned if you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and never paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Minneapolis and we can talk 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 Minneapolis, call us at 612-249-7371 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.