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 help and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Falls Church climate impact my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a great choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These 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 put 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 prefer to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 easily 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 should I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after years and years of use. Most can be cleaned if you have the correct products. Occassionally 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 shouldn’t ever use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and do not paint over your windows without reading the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Falls Church and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Falls Church, contact us at 301-354-3689 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how our team can help.