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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 speculating if they’re as efficient as they could be or how you can make them more functional? Our professionals at McComb Window & Door are here to support you and answer your window questions:

What type of window should I select for my house? How does the Bloomington, IN climate affect my decision?

When getting ready to install or replace windows in your home, it’s important to understand that different window materials are made for different home benefits. McComb Window & Door offers three main window material types – wood, fiberglass and vinyl. Wood is usually chosen for its beauty, and the warmth and flexibility that it gives to any room, but it is also an ideal option 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 outdoor elements, even in extreme temps. Vinyl windows are a great fit if you are seeking a good low maintenance product. These windows stay looking great for many years while providing remarkable 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 choices do I have?

If you love the casement-style window but also want to keep your flower boxes, check out window replacement to in-swing casement windows that use 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 simply 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 do I get rid of them?

Weathered windows are typical after many years of use. Most can be cleaned as long as you have the appropriate 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 shouldn’t ever 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 reading 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 McComb Window & Door in Bloomington, IN and we can discuss reasonable replacement windows.

If you have more window questions that we didn’t answer here, or you are interested in visiting our showroom in Bloomington, IN, give us a call at 812-333-6371 or schedule an appointment with us online. We want to make sure all of your window woes are fixed—let us know how we can help.

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