There are thirty-three windows, as well as an entry and a patio door with glass features, in this year’s Project House, so a great deal of light is going to filter into the home. It’s located in Melissa, Texas, just north of the Dallas metroplex, and a region where the temperatures can top one hundred degrees in the summertime. A costly utility bill is usually the end result of trying to cool a home in the summer, but energy-efficient windows and doors can help alleviate that problem.
When it came time to pick energy-efficient windows and doors, we turned to Pella.
Pella’s Designer Series®
All of the windows and the patio door in the Project House are from Pella’s Designer Series®.
The windows offer a number of style and color options to homeowners. Outside, the windows feature a Hassle-Free® aluminum-clad exterior that’s durable and can resist fading, chalking and corrosion to stay looking great for years to come. According to Kristine Christiansen, Marketing Specialist for the Designer Series, “They do come in several standard color options, and custom colors are also available.”
The windows have additional features that can be accessed inside the house. The windows are double-hung windows, meaning that they each have a moveable top sash and a moveable lower sash to allow ventilation from either the top or the bottom. They also feature a beautiful wood interior that can be personalized with paint or stain to match a room’s décor.
What makes these windows – and the patio door – truly special is a Pella exclusive: snap in-between-the-glass blinds, fabric shades, and removable grilles. This allows the homeowner to change the look of a room in minutes. Since the window fashions are between glass, they stay clean and virtually dust-free, which is a plus for those who suffer from allergies. Plus, they feature a cordless operation, creating a safer environment for children and pets.
Featuring InsulShield® low-e argon-filled triple-pane-glass, the windows and the patio door can deliver high energy efficiency and protect against harmful UV rays which can fade furnishings. This could decrease energy bills by as much as twenty-eight percent. Additionally, the windows and the patio door are designed to reduce exterior sounds up to eighty-five percent.
Pella Entry Door System
The Project House’s entry door is a fiberglass door with a wood grain, which gives us the classic look of wood, but with the benefits of fiberglass such as resistance to dents, rust, and corrosion. It can be customized by painting or staining. The door also has stylish and decorative features such as a beveled-glass centerpiece and satin nickel finish hardware.
Pella windows and doors are designed to meet and exceed the guidelines from ENERGY STAR®, a government-backed program that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through the use of energy-efficient products. Plus, with energy-efficient solutions, homeowners and business can reduce energy bills by twenty to thirty percent.