Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Unsure where to direct your window questions? Are you questioning if they are 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 curiosities:

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

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note 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 usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal 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 outside elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for ages 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 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 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 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 around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after many 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 cut through 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 removed and don’t 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, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Tucson and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Tucson, contact us at 520-428-0648 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.