Pella Window Questions

Your window questions answered by the pros

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Not sure where to ask your window questions? Are you questioning if they are 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 choose for my house? How does the Gaithersburg climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital to note 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 regularly selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it offers any room, but it is also a great option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the external elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you want 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 put flower pots or anything 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 offer 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 less significant 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 common after many years of use. Many can be cleaned as long as you have the proper products. At times it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and do not paint over your windows without reading 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 Gaithersburg and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Gaithersburg, contact us at 202-594-3979 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.