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ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

What makes a window or door energy-efficient? Choosing the right glass for your products is an important decision.
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GLASS OPTIONS
No matter where you live, Pella offers you the right options.

Pella’s InsulShield glass collection offers our most innovative energy-saving choices, designed for specific climate types.

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Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

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A popular choice because it insulates well from the cold and the heat.

  1. Two panes of glass with Advanced Low-E protection and insulating argon between the panes. Blocks 84% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

  2.  Three panes of glass also available on select product lines for increased energy efficiency. Blocks 86% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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Advanced Low-E dual-pane glass available on all Pella windows and patio doors. Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass available on all Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung windows, Architect Series, Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows.

AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

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Unique Low-E technology delivers balanced insulation from colder winters and moderate summers.

  1. Two panes of glass with Advanced Low-E protection and insulating argon 7 between the panes. Blocks 85% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

  2. Three panes of glass also available on select product lines for increased energy efficiency. Blocks 87% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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AdvancedComfort Low-E dual-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Lifestyle Series and Pella Impervia windows and patio doors. AdvancedComfort Low-E triple-pane glass available on all Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung windows and patio doors.

SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

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Allows in visible light and provides a clear view, while helping to block the heat of the sun.

  1. Two panes of glass with SunDefense Low-E protection and insulating argon between the panes. Blocks 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

  2. Three panes of glass also available on select product lines for increased energy efficiency. Blocks 95% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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SunDefense Low-E dual-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Impervia, Pella Lifestyle Series, Pella 350 Series, Encompass by Pella (ThermaStar by Pella) windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows. SunDefense Low-E triple-pane glass available on all Pella Lifestyle Series products except double-hung windows and Architect Series windows and patio doors.

NaturalSun Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon

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Provides excellent insulation from the cold, while allowing the sun’s heat to flow in and warm your home.

  1. Two panes of glass with NaturalSun Low-E protection and insulating argon between the panes. Blocks 69% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

  2. Three panes of glass also available on select product lines for increased energy efficiency. Blocks 73% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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NaturalSun Low-E dual-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Lifestyle Series, Pella Impervia, Pella 350 Series, Encompass by Pella (ThermaStar by Pella) windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows. NaturalSun Low-E triple-pane glass available on Pella Lifestyle Series windows except double-hung, Architect Series and Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors and Pella 250 Series windows.

Additional Insulating Glass Options

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HurricaneShield® Products with Impact-Resistant Glass

Best Use:
Areas that experience
hurricane-force winds.

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Exceptionally strong structural polymer interlayer that holds glass together if shattered.

Strong protection from flying debris.

Ultraviolet protection.

Noise control.

Increased safety and security.

HurricaneShield double-pane glass available on Architect Series and Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors.

Obscure Insulating Glass

Best Use:

Intimate spaces
that require privacy.

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Low-E insulating glass with a textured surface.

Lets the sun shine in while obscuring the view.

Ideal for bathrooms or bedrooms.

Obscure double-pane glass available on Architect Series, Pella Lifestyle Series, Pella Impervia, Pella 350 Series, Pella 250 Series, Encompass by Pella (ThermaStar by Pella) windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows and patio doors. Obscure triple-pane glass available on Pella 350 Series and Pella Lifestyle casement and awning windows and patio doors and Pella 250 Series windows.

Tinted Insulating Glass

Best Use:

To help control
the glare of the sun.

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Helps block the sun’s rays.

Keeps rooms that get direct sun cooler.

Tinted dual-pane glass available on all Pella windows and patio doors. Tinted Low-E triple-pane glass available on Pella 350 Series windows and patio doors, and Pella 250 Series windows.

Laminated Insulating Glass

Best Use:

To increase safety
and noise control.

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Polymer interlayer that holds the glass together if it’s shattered.

Provides added protection from intruders.

Reduces outside noise.

Laminated dual-pane glass available on Architect Series windows and patio doors.

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GLASS FOR REGION.

PELLA'S RECOMMENDED

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has divided the country into regions based on their energy-efficiency needs.

Look for your region on this ENERGY STAR® performance map.

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WINDOWS WITH ENERGY STAR®

What is ENERGY STAR?

ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. People across America have looked to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR, is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $24 billion in 2012 alone. For more information go to energystar.gov.

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Why does ENERGY STAR matter?

Save money – and more. Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors lowers energy costs. With more efficient windows, you also use less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. For typical homes, choose ENERGY STAR and save on average $101 – $538 and 1,006 to 6,205 pounds of CO2 which is an equivalent to 51 to 317 gallons of gasoline a year when replacing single-pane windows. For more information go to energystar.gov/products.

Get comfortable. Say goodbye to cold drafts and overheated spaces. ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors help keep your home’s temperature consistently comfortable. Even relaxing on your loveseat right by the window can be cozy with ENERGY STAR.

Protect your valuables. Many ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors have a special coating on the glass that is like sunscreen for your house.

Determining Energy Efficiency

Two or three panes of glass mean more layers of protection between the weather and your home.

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Colorless nontoxic gas that’s denser than air.

Inserted between the panes of glass to provide extra insulation from the heat and cold.

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Multiple Panes of Glass

Low-Emissivity (LOW-E) Glass Coatings

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In the winter, low-emissivity (Low-E) glass reflects heat back into the room, keeping it warmer.

In the summer, it reflects heat away from your home, keeping it cooler.

Block most of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping to prevent fade damage to your carpet, furniture and window treatments.

Pella Innovation

Many ingenious features and options help our products improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as:

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Different combinations of glass.

Thermal breaks to further separate the inside from the outside.

Our exclusive integrated between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Low-E coating removed around glass edge to greatly reduce the possibility of seal failure.

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