A New Way To Open and Close Windows Earns Recognition at the International Builders’ Show
Pella Corporation’s Easy-Slide Operator Named Best New Window & Door Product of 2021
The Easy-Slide Operator – Pella Corporation’s innovative new hardware solution – has been named winner of the Best Window & Door Product category at the 2021 International Builders’ Show.
The recently launched hardware solution allows homeowners to open and close casement and awning windows by easily sliding the operator up to open and down to close the window, offering a much smoother operation and enhanced experience.
“Delivering innovative products that bring modern technology and aesthetics to the window and door industry continues to be a focus for us,” said Nicolle Picray, brand communications and PR manager, Pella Corporation.
With more than two years of design development and consumer testing, Pella’s innovation team refined the Easy-Slide Operator to make the mechanism simple, smooth, and durable. The Easy-Slide Operator has been tested to 20,000 cycles, which is the equivalent of opening your windows once per day for 54 years. The revolutionary window hardware was developed based on Universal Design Principles and is designed to be a solution for all people regardless of their age or physical ability.
The Easy-Slide Operator was selected by a panel of 18 industry and media judges who carefully considered the product’s functionality, innovation, design and user-friendliness.
The Easy-Slide Operator is currently available on Pella Impervia fiberglass casement and awning windows. The company plans to expand the availability of Easy-Slide Operator to additional product lines in late 2021.
Pella Corporation designs and manufacturers windows and doors for residential homes and commercial applications. The company is headquartered in Pella, Iowa and employs more than 8,000 people with 18 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country. For more information, visit pressroom.pella.com.