Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just allow low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your Wilmington home. Based upon statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts one out of every five people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the top chronic diseases. The estimated cost that dealing with allergies adds to the U.S. health care system is nearly $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of allergies, such as hay fever. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a country of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution surpasses outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than our Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Pella’s between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still provide the protection from outdoor activity that you need with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass features on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Wilmington showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding between-the-glass fashions to your home. Schedule Now! 1 - Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.