Your window questions answered by the pros
Unsure 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 support you and answer your window curiosities:
What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Calgary climate impact my decision?
When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to note 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 typically picked 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 offer great durability against the external elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are an ideal fit if you are looking for a good low maintenance product. The windows stay looking great for years while providing remarkable energy efficiency.
I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t place 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, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use 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 also look at 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 by your windows.
My windows have scuffs and scrapes all over them—how should I get rid of them?
Weathered windows are common after years and years of use. Many can be cleaned as long as you have the correct products. Sometimes 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 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 Calgary and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.
If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Calgary, give us a call at 403-681-6363 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.