Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just allow low-maintenance cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Des Moines home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The approximate cost that allergen treatment adds to the U.S. health care system is approaching $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost because of allergies, such as hay fever. Over 90% of our life is spent indoors. Because we are a society of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution exceeds outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Ordinary roomside blinds gather 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than our Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still provide the protection from the sun that you need with an easy-to-operate lever. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Des Moines showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly after adding between-the-glass fashions to your space. 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.