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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to go with your window questions? Are you wondering if your windows 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 questions:

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

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to recognize 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 selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it provides any room, but it is also a good choice for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows offer 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 years while providing excellent 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 alternatives 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 offer 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 always go with double- and single-hung replacement windows that simply lift up or pull down, if the style of the window doesn’t matter as much as the outdoor plantings surrounding your windows.

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

Weathered windows are usual after years and years of use. The majority can be cleaned when you have the correct products. At times 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 should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Make sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are erased and don’t paint over your windows without viewing 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 Fargo and we can chat about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you want to check out our showroom in Fargo, contact us at 701-281-1390 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are put to bed—let us know how we can help.

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