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Your window questions answered by the pros

Your window questions answered by the pros

Uncertain where to ask your window questions? Are you wondering 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 Southwest are here to assist and answer your window questions:

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

When getting ready 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 Southwest provides three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is typically chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal material for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors will help protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outdoor elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you want a good low maintenance product. They stay looking great for years while providing excellent energy efficiency.

I love my casement-style/awning-style windows, but I can’t set 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 also want to keep your flower boxes, think about 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 consider double- and single-hung replacement windows that just 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 do I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are common after years and years of use. The majority can be cleaned when you have the correct products. Occassionally it can be as simple as a soft cloth and mild soap, sometimes it requires something stronger like vinegar to cut through dirt— but you must not use harsh chemicals or products on windows. Be sure to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are gone and do not paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a persistent scrape or break that you cannot repair, reach out to our experts at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest in Santa Fe and we can talk about reasonable replacement windows.

If you have additional window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Santa Fe, call us at 505-373-1286 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to ensure all of your window woes are resolved—let us know how our experts can help.

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