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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if they are as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are here to support you and answer your window wonders:

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

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important 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 usually selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal choice 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 outdoor 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 years while providing exceptional 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 choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but prefer to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use 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 by your windows.

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

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Many can be cleaned when you have the proper products. Sometimes 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 must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make 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, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Portsmouth and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in Portsmouth, give us a call at 603-945-0181 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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