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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering 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 assist and answer your window curiosities:

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

When getting ready 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 regularly picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a good material 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 outside elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for ages while providing remarkable energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set flower pots or items 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 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 easily lift up or pull down, if the style of the window is less significant as the outdoor plantings by your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you’ll need something stronger like vinegar to get rid of 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 never paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a stubborn scrape or break that you cannot repair, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Plattsburgh 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 Plattsburgh, give us a call at 518-310-2118 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.

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