Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t only allow low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Southern Pines 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 almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of allergies, such as hay fever. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime 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. Pella’s between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are safe from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still offer the protection from the sun that you need with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass features on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Southern Pines 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 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.