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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to direct your window questions? Are you wondering 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 wonders:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Salt Lake City climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also an ideal choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are looking for 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 items 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, consider 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 is less significant 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 typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the appropriate products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not 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 get rid of, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Salt Lake City and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Salt Lake City, contact us at 385-203-8083 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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