Pella Windows - The Designer Series
Pella is a recognizable name to most people, for good reason. They have been building quality new and replacement windows since 1925, with a commitment to beauty and efficiency.
Pella Designer Series Windows
The Pella Designer Series is a premium window product that couples the beauty of natural wood with superior energy efficiency, along with several unique and innovative features. Since Green Home Source is concerned first and foremost about environmentally-friendly design, let's examine the energy efficiency features of Pella's Designer Series first.
Pella uses several technologies to make a significant reduction in your home's energy usage; Pella windows deliver up to 74% more energy efficiency than traditional single or double paned windows. All Pella Designer Series window products are Energy Star rated, your guarantee that you're getting the most efficient window performance on the market.
Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
Pella Windows - The Designer Series
Starting with dual-pane glass for greater insulation, Pella Designer Series windows feature a low-e coating which use two layers of thermal protection to reflect heat energy rather than transfer it into or out of the house.
In winter, the low-e coating reflects indoor heat back into the house, keeping the home warmer with less energy. Oppositely, in warm months, the window reflects the sun's heat and damaging UV rays (up to 86% of them) away from the home. This lowers cooling costs, and also reduces damage from fading.
Pella injects argon gas into the space between the two panes of glass, providing an extra layer of insulation to the window. These Designer Series windows are ideal for locations that experience both hot and cold weather extremes.
SunDefense Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
For areas that experience extreme heat, Pella Designer Series offers the SunDefense Low-E coating system. A third low-e coating is added to the windows, increasing UV reflectivity up to 95%, improving the window's insulating abilities.
Designer Series Triple-Pane Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon
Going further, Pella offers the Triple-Pane Advanced window as part of their Designer Series for homes that experience the most extreme climates and need the ultimate energy-saving window. With all of the features of the above glasses, third pane of glass is added to the window to block up to 97% of the sun's UV rays.
Pella's Triple-Pane Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon is rated #1 for energy efficiency among all top national brands.
All of the Low-E Insulating Glass products in Pella's Designer Series are also available without argon for those in more moderate climates.
The Energy Star-certified windows of Pella's Designer Series will lower your heating and cooling costs, up to $500 a year in extreme climates. They will create a more comfortable home interior, and most importantly, protect the environment by requiring less energy usage and all of the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with that energy use.
The Beauty of Pella Designer Series Windows
Pella offers their Designer Series in a wide variety of window styles, including casement, awning, double hung, single hung, sliding, bay, or specialty windows.
The Designer Series is made from natural solid pine wood, and is available with optional pre-finished interior stains, or unfinished. For low maintenance, the exterior is protected by Pella's EnduraClad. EnduraClad is an aluminum cladding with a multi-layered finish that will hold its color for years. EnduraClad is available in 27 colors, or a limitless variety of custom colors.
The Convenience of Pella Designer Series Windows
One of the nicer features of the Pella Designer Series windows are the available between-the-glass window fashions. installed between the multiple panes of glass, they are protected from dust and dirt, eliminating the need for cleaning. Pella has an exclusive snap-in technology so you can very easily change these window fashions as often and as easily as you'd like. For homes with small children or pets, these between-the-glass fashions have a cordless design, making them a safer choice.
Available as between-the-glass window fashions are:
- Slimshade blinds: A wide variety of colors lets you match the blinds to your room's decor. They are best for rooms where you want the most flexible lighting and privacy control.
- Fabric Shades: These cellular-style shades pull up from the bottom for light control, or down from the top for increased privacy.
- Decorative Panels: for a design accent where privacy is more important than the view, these textured interlayers allow light to shine through the window but obscure the view.
- Removable Grilles: available in unfinished wood, white, primed or stained, these 3/4" grilles allow you to add the look of window grilles anytime you want, while reducing dusting and cleaning time. In Pella's triple paned windows, there is enough room for both the grilles and one of the other between-the-glass window fashions.
Awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year award in 2011 for the 5th consecutive year for its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, Pella and its Designer Series of windows make a perfect fit for any Green Home Source home plan. To learn more about Pellas' line of energy-efficient windows, visit their website by clicking HERE.comments powered by Disqus