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Windows are your connection with the outside world. They let in the light, keep out the cold, allow fresh air to come in, and keep out the noise.

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Casement
Double-Hung
Single-Hung
Awning
Bay & Bow
Sliding
Picture
Custom
Speciality
Casement
Casement windows are hinged at the side and swing outward.
Casement windows, commonly known as crank windows, easily open and close with a crank that folds away when not in use. The easy-to-use crank handle or patent-pending Easy-Slide Operator makes casement windows a great option for tough-to-reach spaces, like over the kitchen sink. Find inspiration for your home when you look through our wood, fiberglass and vinyl casement window selection.
Why Casement?
Innovative Hardware Styles
Best for Hard-to-Reach Places
Used in Any Style Home

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a left vs. right venting casement window?

    Viewing from outside the home, a left-venting casement window has hinges on the left side. From inside the home, hinges are on the right side. Viewing from outside the home, a right-venting casement window has hinges on the right side. From inside the home, hinges are on the left side.

  • Where is a casement window used?

    Because casement windows are easy to operate with one hand, they are commonly used in hard-to-reach areas like over a kitchen sink or bathtub. Casement windows are also popular in bedrooms, living rooms and home offices.

  • What is the difference between casement and awning windows?

    The difference between casement and awning windows is the placement of the hinged side. Casement windows are hinged at either the left or right side. Awning windows are hinged at the top. Both casement and awning windows swing outward to open and close with a crank that folds away when not in use.

  • What are the advantages of casement windows?

    Easily opening and closing with a crank that folds away when not in use, casement windows are a great option for hard-to-reach spaces, like over the kitchen sink. They offer refreshing ventilation that is easy to control and direct in your home. Casement windows are also available with Pella exclusive hardware designs such as the Easy-Slide Operator which allows you to open and close your window with the same simple motion as dimming the lights with a dimmer switch.

  • Do casement windows have screens?

    Yes, casement windows can be ordered with screens on the inside where they're protected from the elements.

  • How do casement windows open?

    Casement windows are hinged on either the left or right side, swinging open and close with Pella's patent-pending Easy-Slide Operator or an easy-to-use crank that folds away when not in use.

Double-Hung
Double-hung windows have two sashes capable of sliding up and down.
Double-hung windows are raised and lowered without protruding into the interior or exterior of the home. Requiring no additional space to operate, the bottom sash slides up and the top sash slides down to add air flow to the room. Both sashes can also tilt inward for easy cleaning from inside the room. Explore the wood, fiberglass and vinyl collections.
Why Double-Hung?
Easy to Clean
Popular in Entertaining Spaces
Efficient Ventilation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I clean a double-hung window?

    When cleaning double-hung windows, tilting the sashes in makes it easy to clean exterior surfaces from the interior of your home. Clean the top sash first, starting with the exterior and followed by the interior, and then repeat the same process on the lower sash. Watch this step-by-step video to learn more about window washing for easy-clean double-hung windows.

  • How do double-hung windows open?

    Double-hung windows have two sashes that slide up and down independent of one another. They can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top with sashes that tilt in for easy cleaning.

  • What are sash windows?

    The sash is the moveable part of a window made up of the vertical and horizontal frame that holds the glass. Single-hung windows are also known as single-sash windows, while double-hung windows are commonly referred to as double-sash windows. Learn more about the differences between single-hung and double-hung windows.

  • What is the difference between single-hung and double-hung windows?

    The difference between single-hung and double-hung windows is the number of sashes that move. A single-hung window has one fixed, or non-operable, sash and one operable, or moveable, sash. A double-hung window has two operable, or moveable, sashes.

Single-Hung
Single-hung windows slide up from the bottom, while the top sash stays stationary.
Single-hung windows have a fixed sash on top with a bottom sash that slides up and down to open and close the window. The bottom sash overlaps the top stationary sash, requiring no extra space to ventilate. Discover single-hung windows in wood, fiberglass and vinyl.
Why Single-Hung?
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Commonly Used in Bedrooms
Timeless Style

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I use single-hung windows?

    Because only one sash is moveable on a single-hung windows, they are great for homeowners who are looking for potential cost savings replacing multiple windows and for replacement on the first floor of a home. Single-hung windows can be slightly more efficient than double-hung windows, as there are fewer moving parts which reduces the opportunity for air infiltration. To learn more about what makes single-hung windows unique, check out this article.

  • What are sash windows?

    The sash is the moveable part of a window made up of the vertical and horizontal frame that holds the glass. Single-hung windows are also known as single-sash windows, while double-hung windows are commonly referred to as double-sash windows. Learn more about the differences between single-hung and double-hung windows.

  • What is the difference between single-hung and double-hung windows?

    The difference between single-hung and double-hung windows is the number of sashes that move. A single-hung window has one fixed, or non-operable, sash and one operable, or moveable, sash. A double-hung window has two operable, or moveable, sashes.

Awning
Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing out from the bottom.
With the simple turn of a handle or patent-pending Easy-Slide Operator hardware, awning windows add ventilation and light. These windows are commonly found in bathrooms and living rooms. Because of the top-hinged design, awning windows can still be opened in the rain. Available in our three material options – wood, fiberglass or vinyl.
Why Awning?
Easy-to-Use Hardware
Enhanced Ventilation
Versatile Styling

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should you use awning windows?

    Awning windows are commonly found in bathrooms, living rooms or anywhere else where extra ventilation and light are required. Because of the top-hinged design, awning windows can still be opened in the rain.

  • How do awning windows open?

    Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing out from the bottom with the simple crank of a handle or with the Easy-Slide Operator hardware.

  • Are awning windows secure?

    Awning windows are very secure. They can only be opened with a crank on the inside and the common placement high on the wall further increases security.

  • What is the difference between casement and awning windows?

    The difference between casement and awning windows is the placement of the hinged side. Casement windows are hinged at either the left or right side. Awning windows are hinged at the top. Both casement and awning windows swing outward to open and close with a crank that folds away when not in use.

Bay & Bow
Bay and bow windows combine fixed and operable windows to create a curve that extends out from a home’s exterior.
Bay and bow windows maximize interior space as they protrude beyond the walls and welcome in additional natural light. Bay windows consist of three windows combined to form a more angled design, while bow windows typically feature four or more windows joined to form a smooth curve. Add a charming window seat to your room with wood, fiberglass or vinyl window selections.
Why Bay & Bow?
More Interior Space
Additional Natural Light
Traditional Style

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between a bay and bow window?

    The main difference between bay and bow windows lies in the number of windows each has. Bay windows consist of three windows, typically two angled operable windows with one fixed inoperable picture window between. Bow windows are comprised of four or more windows of the same size and shape to create a more subtle curve than a bay window. To explore more of the differences between bay and bow windows, check out this article.

Sliding
Sliding windows open horizontally, gliding on a track from one side to the other.
Sliding windows provide easy and controlled access to fresh air. Requiring no additional space to operate, sliding windows are popular alongside walkways, patios, porches or anywhere you wouldn’t want a window swinging outwards. Discover easy-to-operate sliding windows, available in fiberglass and vinyl.
Why Sliding?
Excellent Energy Efficiency
Best for Tight Spaces
Contemporary and Modern Style

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a left vs. right venting sliding window?

    Viewing from outside the home, a right-venting sliding window means it will slide open from left to right, and a left-venting sliding window means it will slide open from right to left.

  • Are sliding windows energy efficient?

    Yes, most sliding windows are energy efficient. Energy efficiency is dependent on a number of factors including the material of the window, the type of glass and the number of moving parts.

  • Are sliding windows efficient?

    Yes, sliding windows, available in fiberglass and vinyl, offer enhanced energy efficiency. These designs have an interlocking system where the sashes come together to create a tight air seal.

  • How do sliding windows open?

    Sliding windows glide sideways on a track from either the left or the right side. One operable sash overlaps the other stationary sash when opened.

Picture
Picture windows have fixed frames and do not operate.
Picture windows maximize light in your home as stationary windows that do not open. They pair beautifully with operable windows and are common in tall spaces where the glass is out of reach. Enjoy exceptional energy efficiency with picture windows in wood, fiberglass or vinyl.
Why Picture Windows?
Enhanced Security
Popular in Floor-to-Ceiling
More Natural Light

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can picture windows be opened?

    No, picture windows have fixed frames and do not operate.

  • What is the most efficient window?

    Picture windows are extremely energy efficient given that they do not open and close. Also highly efficient are windows with dual- and triple-pane glass as they improve insulating properties and help reduce thermal transfer.

  • When should you use a picture window?

    Picture windows do not operate, so they are common in areas that are out of reach. They add natural light and increase curb appeal in places where you don't need the window to ventilate, such as tall foyers and stairways.

Custom
Custom windows are made-to-order when you dream up something not found in our standard offering.
Whether you want larger sizes, special shapes, intricate grille designs or beveled glass, the possibilities are virtually endless with custom windows. Operable custom wood windows are available in a wide variety of unique and custom shapes, along with fixed wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows. Dream up a look you love and discover how Pella can build your vision.
Why Custom?
Virtually Endless Customizations
Special Shapes
High Performance
Speciality
Speciality wood windows offer unique operation, common in fine homes around the world.
If you’re looking for push out French casement windows, in-swing windows, tilt-turn windows and more, consider Pella’s unique speciality windows. Available exclusively through your local Pella showroom, Pella Reserve wood speciality windows fit with unique design requirements of custom homes.
Why Speciality?
High-Quality Craftsmanship
Globally Inspired Designs
Custom Homes

Materials

Wood
Fiberglass
Vinyl
Wood
Wood windows bring warmth and design flexibility, while delivering excellent energy efficiency.
Our windows are available in wood and aluminum-clad wood and are backed by the best limited lifetime warranty in the industry.19 Combining natural beauty with energy efficiency and strength, wood windows are available in traditional, modern or historic styles. Find the look you love with our most customizable, durable wood windows.
Why Wood?
Our Most Customizable Designs
Exceptionally Durable
The Best Limited Lifetime Warranty for Wood Windows
Fiberglass
Pella’s proprietary fiberglass is the strongest material for windows, engineered for lasting durability.
Pella’s exclusive fiberglass windows resist dents, bends and breaks. Tested to extremes and designed for every day, these low-maintenance windows will never rot or corrode. The heavy-duty powder-coat finish resists chipping, chalking and fading – so you never need to paint or refinish your Pella fiberglass windows.
Why Fiberglass?
Strongest Window Material
Tested and Designed for Extreme Environments
Low-Maintenance, Durable Finish
Vinyl
Low-maintenance vinyl windows are high quality, energy efficient and budget friendly.
Pella vinyl windows are easy to care for and never need painting or refinishing. Multi-chambered frames with fully welded sashes improve your window’s strength, energy efficiency and durability. Discover quality craftsmanship backed by Pella.
Why Vinyl?
Low Maintenance
Exceptionally Energy Efficient
Competitively Priced

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