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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 they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can add functionality? Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest are here to help and answer your window questions:

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

When looking to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important 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 selected for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also a good option for energy efficiency, and our features like EnduraClad® aluminum clad exteriors helps to protect your windows from the elements. Fiberglass windows deliver great durability against the outside elements, even in extreme heat and cold. Vinyl windows are a good fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. The 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 anything outside my windows without hitting them when I open my windows. What alternatives do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but would like to keep your flower boxes, consider window replacement to in-swing casement windows that offer 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 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 around 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. The majority 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’ll need something stronger like vinegar to remove dirt— but you should never use harsh chemicals or products on windows. You’ll need to clean off the residue on your windows once scuffs are removed and don’t paint over your windows without viewing the replacement window warranty policy. If it comes down to a difficult scrape or break that you cannot repair, call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest in Albuquerque and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have any other window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Albuquerque, give us a call at 505-373-1296 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to be sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how our experts can help.

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