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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Not sure where to go with your window questions? Are you speculating if your windows 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 assist and answer your window curiosities:

What type of window should I pick for my house? How does the Lethbridge climate influence my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s vital 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 usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides 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 deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The windows 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 prefer to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that provide 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 not as important to you as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are common after many years of use. The majority can be cleaned when you have the appropriate products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes you may need something stronger like vinegar to cut through 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 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 can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors in Lethbridge and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Lethbridge, give us a call at 403-328-2517 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our team can help.

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