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 proprietary fiberglass material — the strongest material available for windows and patio doors, engineered for lasting durability.16 Our fiberglass material won't expand, contract or become brittle when exposed to environmental temperature swings, making it a great solution for any climate.
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.
Covers the space between the window sash and frame to reduce air leaks and prevent water from entering your home.
Our exclusive SureLock design for casement window hardware pulls the window sash tightly against the weatherstripping for a stronger seal.
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.