Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Mt. Pleasant climate influence my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to understand 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 offers any room, but it is also a good choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for a long duration 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 would like to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 consider 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 around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after lots 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 it requires something stronger like vinegar to get rid of dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and never paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Mt. Pleasant 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 Mt. Pleasant, give us a call at 989-317-2558 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.