Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Pella between-the-glass technology doesn’t only provide low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Westerly home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary 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 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 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. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still deliver the protection from the sun that you need with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Westerly 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 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.