Product line overview: Pella® Designer Series®

Product line: Pella Designer Series

Overview: Decorative style choices available in Pella’s most energy-efficient wood windows and patio doors

Products available: Wood windows and wood patio doors

Latest product news: Newer vintages of Designer Series products will be compatible with the new Pella SmartSync™ technology — an integrated system that allows shades or blinds to be controlled easily by a remote control or by a home or building automation system through Web-enabled devices like computers and smart phones.

Pella Designer Series wood windows and patio doors give homeowners less to worry about and more ways to decorate their homes. Optional between-the-glass blinds, fabric shades and removable grilles stay protected from dust and damage so they don’t need constant cleaning. Their exclusive snap-in technology makes it easy to change the color or style of the blinds and shades.

“Cordless” window fashions are safer for homes with children and pets. They also help prevent and reduce certain indoor airborne allergens from accumulating on the surface area of blinds or shades, thereby improving indoor air quality.

Designer Series wood windows and patio doors offer up to 74 percent more energy efficiency2.

The following Designer Series products are available:

  • Wood windows, including casement, awning, double-hung, bay, bow and special shape windows
  • Wood hinged patio doors and wood sliding patio doors

The Pella Designer Series line also offers fully assembled Precision Fit® pocket replacement windows in casement, double-hung and awning styles.

Pella Designer Series products have been featured in several nationally recognized projects:

Green Builder Media VISION House® exhibit

Designer Series windows are featured in the VISION House® presented by Green Builder® Media exhibit in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The VISION House exhibit features Pella SmartSync™ technology that makes it possible to remotely raise and lower Designer Series window shades or blinds to help conserve energy using a smart phone or home automation system.3

Chicago’s Smart Home

The Museum of Science and Industry featured Designer Series windows throughout its Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit in Chicago in 2009 – 2010. The three-story modular and sustainable home educated children and adults about the importance of sustainable design and inspired them to make changes in their own homes.

Kansas City HEALTH HOME®

Kansas City’s H&S Covenant Homes designed a state-of-the-art model home in 2008 specifically for asthma and allergy suffers that featured Pella Designer Series windows. Between-the-glass window fashions helped to minimize indoor air allergens.

Key features and options

Wood windows and patio doors

  • The only Pella wood line to offer optional triple-pane glass for superior energy efficiency.
  • The most decorative style choices, including between-the-glass blinds and shades.
    • Between-the-glass blinds available in Bisque, Celery, Charcoal, Mocha, Garnet, Golden, Marine, Pewter, Poplar White and White.
    • Between-the-glass fabric shades available in Linen, Alabaster, Sage, Powder, Tortilla, Midnight Blue, Silver Mist, Cappuccino, Bordeaux, Cloud, Butterscotch, Tomato, Cotton, French Vanilla and Bamboo.
    • Available in Pine in 12 prefinished interior wood finishes: Cherry, Dark Mahogany, Early American, Golden Oak, Natural, Primed, Provincial, Red Mahogany, Special Walnut, White, Linen and Bright White.
    • Low-maintenance aluminum EnduraClad® exteriors in 27 colors ranging from Auburn Brown and Deep Olive to Honeysuckle, Real Red and Stormy Blue.
    • Premium hardware finishes available in Champagne, Bright Brass, Brown, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel and White.
    • Available with snap-in removable between-the-glass grilles.
    • Energy-saving glass options, like double- and triple-pane glass, Advanced Low-E insulating glass with argon, SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon, HurricaneShield® impact resistant windows and more.
    • Energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.*
    • Pella wood windows and patio doors are treated with EnduraGuard® triple wood protection — advanced protection against moisture, decay and stains caused by mold and mildew, as well as termite damage.
    • Optional self-storing Rolscreen® retractable insect screens or high-transparency VividView® insect screens available on some styles.

1Available on Designer Series triple-pane products only.

2Calculated based on U-Factors for a Pella® Designer Series® wood window with InsulShield® Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass with argon compared to a single-pane wood window in winter conditions.

3Pella SmartSync technology will be available for the emerging smart home market in the future.

*Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to