Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Uncertain where to ask your window questions? Are you questioning if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to assist and answer your window wonders:

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

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors provides 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 an ideal material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for a long duration while providing excellent 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 alternatives 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 offer an indoor window swing direction instead. Hopper style windows give 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 around your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after many years of use. Many can be cleaned if you have the correct products. Sometimes 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 must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum, contact us at 208-726-0060 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how we can help.