See how we used Pella® Lifestyle Series windows to mute the noisiest city in America.

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Noise Pollution is Harmful to Your Health

Is outside noise from traffic, construction or people keeping you up at night?

At the first-of-its-kind pop-up home in the heart of Grand Central Terminal, Pella is taking on the classic sounds of New York. We are measuring how much noise our sound-reducing Pella Lifestyle Series windows can keep out.

97% of the U.S. population is exposed to harmful levels of noise.1

9 out of 10 adults in New York are exposed to noise levels that exceed the EPA's limit.2

Interior Design Can Fight Noise, Too

Here are three tips from celebrity interior designer and HGTV host, Sabrina Soto, on how to design your home's interior to fight noise pollution outside your home.

Layer rugs on hardwood floors to dampen footsteps and noise echoing in your home.

Hang curtains made from heavier fabrics to help block sound and light. Use windows and doors with between-the-glass options to improve performance.

Add art to appeal to your eyes and ears. Paintings and wall hangings like macrame can soak up sound.

What's Your Biggest Noise Complaint?

Noise isn't just a problem in New York. We polled homeowners across the country and asked them to share their biggest noise complaints. Here are the most common:

Barking dogs


Lawn mowers


Garbage trucks


Noise-Reducing Windows for a Healthier Home

Pella Lifestyle Series products help keep the good noise in and the bad noise out. They are the #1 performing wood window and patio door for the combination of energy, sound and value.And offer performance options that reduce 52% more sound4 and are on average 79% more energy efficient5 than single-pane windows.

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How Windows & Doors Impact Performance

Windows and doors are important to the energy efficiency and sound performance of your home. Pella Lifestyle Series products are engineered to help keep your home quieter and more comfortable with available performance packages. Values are averages compared with single-pane windows.
lifestyle series triple pane performance

71% more energy efficient45 + 34% noise reduction46
Improved energy efficiency and sound performance.

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Sound Control

52% noise reduction46

Exceptional noise control for a quieter home.

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Energy Efficiency

83% more energy efficient45

Superior energy efficiency for a more comfortable home.

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Ultimate Performance

79% more energy efficient45 + 52% noise reduction46

The best combination of energy efficiency and noise control.


Find the Right Products for Your Home

Pella Lifestyle Series is designed to deliver exceptional performance and let you create unique solutions for your home. Packed with 37 time-tested innovations like integrated blinds, shades and security sensors, we designed windows and patio doors to work for your life, room by room.
1 Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2017.
2 Neitzel FL, Gershon RR, McAlexander TP, Mgda LA, Pearson JM. Exposures to transit and other sources of noise among New York City residents. Environ Sci Technol. 2012;46:500-508.
3 Performance solutions require upgrades to triple-pane, AdvancedComfort Low-E and mixed glass thickness. Based on comparing product quotes and published STC/OITC and U-Factor ratings of leading national wood window and patio door brands.
4 Performance solutions require upgrades to triple-pane and mixed glass thickness. Reduction in sound based on OITC ratings of Pella Lifestyle Series windows to a single-pane wood or vinyl window with an OITC of 19. Double-hung windows are not available with triple-pane glass. Calculated by using the sound transmission loss values in the 80 to 4000 Hz range as measured in accordance with ASTM E-90(09). Actual results may vary.
5 Performance solutions require upgrades to triple-pane and AdvancedComfort Low-E. Window energy efficiency calculated in a computer simulation using RESFEN 6.0 default parameters for a 2000 sq. foot new construction single-story home when comparing Pella Lifestyle Series windows to a single-pane wood or vinyl window. Double-hung windows are not available with triple-pane glass. The energy efficiency and actual savings will vary by location. The average window energy efficiency is based on a national average of 94 modeled cities across the country and weighting based on population. For more details see


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