Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t only offer easy cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Hanover home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The annual cost that dealing with allergies adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $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. Considering the fact that we are a society 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 resident smokes. Typical roomside blinds accumulate 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Our between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, 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 window fashions on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Hanover showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. 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.