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The Easy-Slide Operator – Pella Corporation’s innovative new hardware solution – has been named winner of the Best …
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Pella Corporation was ranked among the top manufacturers on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers for …
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Say goodbye to cumbersome cranking and hello to a simpler way to open and close windows. Today, Pella Corporation, a …
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Finding A Rainbow In The Pandemicopens in new window
The owners of Von Walter & Funk in Lawrenceville turned a long-planned kitchen renovation into an unexpected haven during the state’s stay-at-home orders. It didn’t start as a pandemic project, but it became one. After eight years of living in their 120-year-old Victorian in Highland Park — jokingly called “McVersa Manor” — Shawn Aversa and Jamie McAdams, who own lifestyle store Von Walter + funk|BALLOON in Lawrenceville, decided their kitchen needed some help.
Window Replacement Basics: Cost, Materials and Processopens in new window
Unless you have owned your house for a number of years, you may never have had any need to think about replacement windows. The logistics and functioning of windows are rarely something that homeowners need to think about—at least until something goes wrong. Dated styles, air leaks, water infiltration, thermal leaks, fogged glass, and insect intrusions are just a few of the many reasons why you might want to consider new replacement windows for your home.
5 Window Trends for 2021opens in new window
2021 is here, so we checked in with Pella, whose Impervia fiberglass windows were used on the Model Remodel project, to find out what window trends they’re tracking. Here are a few highlights: • Surging interest: As most in the industry already know, stay-at-home orders during the pandemic have driven homeowners to refurbish their homes and tackle projects they’ve been putting off. Windows represent an ideal investment, an opportunity to freshen up the look, improve energy efficiency and comfort, block exterior noise, and improve ventilation. For more on this trend, see our blog post “How Windows Can Enhance Today’s Stay-at-Home Lifestyle.”
Low-Maintenance Building Materials Align with Homebuyer Lifestylesopens in new window
More buyers are looking for homes that offer a lock-and-leave lifestyle. They would rather engage in activities like spending time with family and friends or pursuing hobbies than be overwhelmed with maintaining their home. By all indications, baby boomers and millennials are two generations projected to lead the purchase of low-maintenance homes in the next decade. As many as 40 percent of boomers are expected to purchase homes aligned with a lifestyle of convenience and low-maintenance. Millennials, who last year surpassed boomers as the largest generation in America, also want an active lifestyle unencumbered by the responsibilities of maintaining a home.
Pella Corp. unveils a sliding alternative to the window crankopens in new window
Pella Corp. has unveiled a new product innovation that takes the cranking out of opening and closing windows. While the company anticipates demand for a new type of window operator will boost demand for its windows that offer it, the traditional window crank isn’t going away anytime soon. The Pella-based window and door manufacturer has developed the Easy-Slide Operator, streamlined hardware that allows homeowners to simply move an ergonomically designed slider a few inches up to open the window and down to close it. The new hardware, which is patent-pending, will be an additional option for customers to choose from when they order select models of fiberglass windows.