Product line overview: Pella® Architect Series®

Product line: Pella Architect Series

Overview: Stylishly detailed wood and wood-grain fiberglass products offering virtually endless custom design possibilities.

Products available: Aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors, wood entry doors, wood-grain fiberglass entry doors

Latest product news: Pella debuted Architect Series wood-grain fiberglass entry door systems in 2011 for the authentic look of wood with low maintenance fiberglass.

Explore the stylish architectural design and beautiful craftsmanship of Pella Architect Series windows and doors. This product line includes:

  • Wood windows, including casement, awning, double-hung, bay, bow and special shapes
  • Wood hinged patio doors and wood sliding patio doors
  • Wood entry doors
  • Wood-grain fiberglass entry door systems

Pella Architect Series also offers fully assembled Precision Fit® pocket replacement windows in casement, double-hung and awning styles. In addition, the Pella Architect Series product line includes seven specialty window types offering unique operation styles: push-out French casement, hopper, in-swing casement, tilt-turn, push-out casement, French casement and in-swing French casement options.

Architect Series products have been featured in several nationally recognized projects:

2012 HGTV Dream Home

Architect Series products were featured in the 2012 HGTV Dream Home near Park City, Utah. The 4,000-square-foot-home was constructed to mimic the look of an old, original farmhouse, expanded over the years. Twelve Architect Series windows line the great room of the home, and a Pella Architect Series entry door greets visitors.

Eco-friendly Yosemite lodge

Architect Series double-pane windows were feature in the environmentally-friendly guest rooms at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Hotel in Yosemite National Park in California. The energy-efficient Pella windows help keep guests warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, while helping to conserve the lodge’s energy usage.

Named ‘Best Buy’

Pella Architect Series Precision Fit windows earned a 2010 “Best Buy” honor in the midrange category for clad-wood windows in Consumers Digest magazine.

Key features of Architect Series products

Wood windows and patio doors

  • Four interior wood options: Mahogany, Alder, Douglas Fir and Pine. In addition, White Oak, Cherry, Red Oak and Maple are available on a custom basis.
  • Twelve prefinished interior wood finishes available on Pine windows and patio doors: Cherry, Dark Mahogany, Early American, Golden Oak, Natural, Primed, Provincial, Red Mahogany, Special Walnut, White, Bright White and Linen.
  • Low-maintenance aluminum EnduraClad® exteriors in 27 colors ranging from Auburn Brown and Deep Olive to Honeysuckle, Real Red and Stormy Blue.
  • Authentic hardware styles to accent a historically accurate home.
  • Premium hardware finishes available in Champagne, Bright Brass, Brown, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel and White.
  • Offers the most authentic look of true divided light (to look like individual windowpanes). Style options include:
  • Permanent Integral Light Technology® grilles, applied to the exterior of the glass.
  • Permanent grilles-between-the-glass
  • Removable roomside interior grilles
  • Energy-saving glass options, like Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon, SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon, HurricaneShield® impact resistant windows and many more.
  • Energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.
  • Wood windows and patio doors are treated with EnduraGuard® triple wood protection formula —advanced protection against moisture, decay and stains caused by mold and mildew, as well as termite damage.
  • Pella HurricaneShield® windows and doors with impact-resistant glass are available to help protect homes and belongings in hurricane-prone zones. Optional self-storing Rolscreen® retractable insect screens available.

Wood entry doors

  • Available in the natural beauty of Mahogany and Rustic Walnut.
  • Style collections include: Craftsman, Classic or Old World European.
  • Wood entry doors arrive prehung and ready to install for easier installation.
  • A large array of decorative glass, clavos, straps, speakeasies and hardware styles available to create a distinctive look.
  • Choose from 10 exclusive decorative glass patterns, Low-E insulating glass with the option of grilles- or blinds-between-the-glass, and obscure glass.

Wood-grain fiberglass entry doors

  • Available in the realistic look of wood in Mahogany-Grain, Oak-Grain, Rustic-Grain and Hemlock-Grain fiberglass.
  • Available prefinished in choice of six stain colors, including Red Mahogany, Dark Mahogany, Special Walnut, Early American, Golden Oak and Provincial.
  • Sturdy, substantial door panel feels like a wood door when it swings open.
  • Low-maintenance AdvantagePlus™ protection system that provides a more durable frame, tough aluminum exterior trim and a patented rot-free design.1
  • Low-maintenance EnduraClad® aluminum exterior frames don’t need painting and resist fading and chalking. Exterior frames are available in 29 finishes, including Almond, French Roast, Morning Sky Gray, Real Red, Summer Sage, Honeysuckle, Poplar White, Naval, Hartford Green and Portobello.
  • PerformaSeal™ design that provides the industry’s best protection from drafts and leaks.

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

1With proper installation, doorframes featuring the optional AdvantagePlus protection system with patented rot-free design significantly decrease the potential for frame rot.