Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to recognize 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 picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides 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 provide great durability against the external elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you want a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing remarkable 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 also want 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that just 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 do I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are usual after lots of use. Many 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 remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you can’t fix, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Raleigh and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Raleigh, give us a call at 919-324-0196 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.