Pella® offers some of the best window replacement options on the market. As a certified Pella contractor, we’re happy and proud to say that Pella has taken the lead in a recently published study by Consumer Reports. In this blog, we take a closer look at the products highlighted in the report.
Vinyl Replacement Windows: Pella 350 Series
The 350 Series is the top-of-the-line replacement window product line offered by Pella. Consumer Reports show it garnering top scores in terms of rain and wind resistance. As Pella’s most energy-efficient replacement window option, you can expect up to 83% energy savings compared to typical replacement windows equipped with single-pane glass.
One of the defining features of the 350 Series is its triple-pane glass package, which comes as a standard component in this series. The vinyl frames feature up to 18 insulating chambers that dramatically slow down heat conduction. Combined with the SmoothSeam™ interior welded corners and DuraColor™ exterior finishes, you get energy efficient windows that do not sacrifice beauty or performance.
Composite Replacement Windows: Pella Impervia®
Composite frames are a combination of polymer and fiber, ideal for homeowners who want more durable and impact-resistant frames and sashes. Pella Impervia windows feature frames and sashes made from Duracast material, a fiberglass composite that features a unique five-layer design. In addition to its inherent durability, Impervia windows are proven to resist the adverse effects of climatic extremes. What you get are windows that do not warp when it’s hot or become brittle when cold. Consumer Reports gave Impervia windows an excellent rating for rain resistance.
Wood Replacement Windows: Pella Lifestyle Series
The Lifestyle Series, formerly known as the 450 Series, feature windows and patio doors with wood frames. The wood components are specially treated to minimize its vulnerability to the elements, particularly to moisture. Lifestyle Series replacement windows meet and exceed the ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states, which makes it one of the most energy-efficient wood windows in the market. Consumer Reports pronounced the Lifestyle Series “exceptionally well“ when it comes to wind resistance.