Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t only offer simple cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Traverse City home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all 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 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 homeowner smokes. Typical roomside blinds gather 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 shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still offer the protection from outdoor activity that you need with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Traverse City showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly 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.