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Weather Performance

At Pella, we’re determined to build new and replacement windows and patio doors that perform beyond expectations. Explore how our products are built to perform in nearly any weather condition, like rain, snow, wind and hail.

Durable Window Materials

Natural Beauty of Wood

Pella’s exclusive EnduraGuard® wood protection is applied after the pieces have been cut and milled, but prior to final assembly. It provides advanced protection against the effects of moisture, decay, stains from mold and mildew – as well as termite damage. Wood-clad windows and patio doors are protected on the exterior with an EnduraClad aluminum cladding, which resists fading and will look great for years.

Strong & Durable Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® products are made from our patented, five-layer fiberglass material – the strongest, most durable material available in windows and patio doors.16 Our fiberglass material is resistant to even the most extreme heat and cold, damaging UV rays and seacoast environments.

Easy-Care Vinyl

Pella’s unique vinyl formula has been performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability and color retention. Regardless of the weather, you won’t need to paint, stain or refinish your vinyl windows. Our vinyl windows are available with our exclusive energy-saving system, including triple-pane glass, frames with up to 18 insulating air chambers and optional foam insulation.

Weather Performance and Your Home

Explore some of the factors that affect how your Pella windows and doors will perform in extreme weather conditions.

Tight Weatherstripping

Covers the space between the window sash and frame to reduce air leaks and prevent water from entering your home.

Secure Hardware

Our exclusive SureLock design for casement window hardware pulls the window sash tightly against the weatherstripping for a stronger seal.

Impact-Resistant Glass

Exceptionally strong impact-resistant glass helps to reinforce your windows during a hurricane.

Insulating Glass Seals

Insulating glass provides a more comfortable home and exceptional weather resistance by acting like an insulating blanket to reduce heat transfer.

Air, Water and Structural Chamber Testing

We have designed several testing chambers to specifically test for air, water and structural performance. There are a separate set of conditions for each of these tests, and our testing simulates both positive and negative wind loads. We perform this test to make sure our windows and doors can stand up to intense wind and rain.

Accelerated Environmental Testing

We test samples of materials and products by exposing our products to a variety of simulated environmental conditions to evaluate long-term performance. This test helps ensure the long-term performance and beauty of your products in a variety weather conditions.

Insulating Glass Testing

To test how our sealants perform, glass is placed inside a chamber at 140ºF with 100% humidity. It is then moved into another chamber that simulates ultraviolet radiation, then back again. This test shows us how a sealant will last when it is in direct sunlight, humidity and heat.

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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest warranties in the business.

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