Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t only allow easy cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Birmingham home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the leading chronic diseases. The approximate cost that dealing with allergies 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. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a nation 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 occupant smokes. Ordinary roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are safe from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still deliver the protection from outdoor activity that you want 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 Birmingham showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly after adding between-the-glass fashions to your room. 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.