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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Not sure where to direct your window questions? Are you wondering 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 Long Island climate affect my decision?

When looking 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 offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically picked for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for ages 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 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 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 consider 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 surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after lots of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the proper 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 must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and do not 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, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Long Island and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Long Island, give us a call at 516-331-0031 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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