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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Unsure where to direct your window questions? Are you speculating if your windows are as efficient as they could be or how you can increase the functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest are here to support you and answer your window wonders:

What type of window should I choose for my house? How does the El Paso climate impact my decision?

When taking the steps to install or replace windows in your home, it’s essential to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. Pella Windows and Doors Southwest has three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically chosen 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 can protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows provide great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme temperatures. Vinyl windows are a good 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 place flower pots or objects outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What options 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 give 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 just 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 can I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are common after lots 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 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 gone and don’t paint over your windows without looking at the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you can’t fix, give our experts a call at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest in El Paso and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you would like to visit our showroom in El Paso, give us a call at 915-833-3066 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.

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