Stories by Pella
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Pella products help transform communities across the country.
RENOVATING A HISTORIC LANDMARK FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Built in 1903, Public School 186 in Harlem, New York was a beautifully-detailed Italian Renaissance Beaux Arts building. In 1970 the school closed, and the building sat empty for over 40 years. See how the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem saw the building's enormous potential and gave it the restoration it deserved – including new Pella windows.
The Integrated Rolscreen® - A Pella Window Innovation
A concealed Rolscreen® retractable screen that moves seamlessly with the sash of a single-or double-hung window – appearing when you open the window and rolling out of sight when you close it.
Helping New Haven's Homeless Community
As part of the Jim Vlock Building Project, students at the Yale School of Architecture partnered with Columbus House to build a home to help combat homelessness in New Haven. Find out how Pella windows and doors helped the students achieve the home's inspiring design.
Innovative Details: Extruded Cladding Spring
To replicate the look of historical wood windows, it's important to have a straight edge in the corners, versus a more common mitered angle cut.
To help ensure the joint keeps its visual integrity during temperature changes, we created a spring that sits behind the cladding and allows the materials to expand and contract as needed.