Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just offer simple cleaning, it also sparks allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your South Portland 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 estimated cost that dealing with allergies adds to the U.S. health care system is approaching $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of allergies, such as hay fever. Over 90% of our life is spent indoors. Because we are a nation of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution outpaces outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the resident smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than our Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Our between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are safe from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still offer the protection from light 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 South Portland showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction soon 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.