Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide simple cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your Grand Rapids home. Based upon statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts one out of every five people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the leading chronic diseases. The estimated cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost due to allergies, such as hay fever. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Because we are a country 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 occupant 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 other allergens, but they still deliver the protection from outdoor activity that you need with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Grand Rapids showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding these blinds 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.