Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just allow low-maintenance cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your North Carolina 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 annual cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is nearly $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. Considering the fact that we are a country 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 Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still provide the protection from outdoor activity that you need with an easy-to-operate lever. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our North Carolina showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction soon after adding these blinds 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.