Consumer Reports named Pella ProLine 450 Series double-hung windows as a “Best Buy” in its 2014 review of windows for the home. In addition, Consumer Reports awarded Pella ProLine 450 Series casement windows and ThermaStar by Pella casement windows “Recommended” ratings.

Consumer Reports Names Pella ProLine 450 Series a 'Best Buy' In its October 2014 issue, the publication cites “Best Buy” selections as those that blend performance and value and says, “All are recommended.”

“This recognition by Consumer Reports affirms the quality that goes into Pella windows,” said Pella Vice President of Marketing Elaine Sagers. “Earning the ‘Best Buy’ recognition is a tribute to our team’s dedication to quality, innovation, and creating better views for our customers.”

In 2014, Consumer Reports evaluated national brands of wood, vinyl, and fiberglass window product lines for residential use, taking wind and rain resistance, as well as price into account.

Pella ProLine 450 Series Double-Hung “Best Buy” windows offer:

◾The beauty of wood at a competitive price.

◾A wide range of styles, sizes, features, and options for greater design flexibility.

◾Low maintenance and years of durable beauty.

◾Exceptional energy efficiency.

ThermaStar by Pella 20 Series Casement “Recommended” windows offer:

◾Competitively priced, easy-care vinyl windows.

◾Innovative design that helps keep noise out and temperatures comfortable inside.

◾Low maintenance, with outstanding strength and durability.

◾Exceptional energy efficiency.

Pella’s exclusive weather protection system in vinyl products includes:

◾Interlock design to lock sashes in place to help seal out the elements.

◾Triple weather strip system on double-hung windows to help keep out drafts.

◾Air infiltration performance that exceeds industry requirements.

“We know that regardless of the type or style of window a customer buys, it’s essential to install products properly for best performance. That’s why in addition to the wealth of product-related information on, Pella provides easy-to-follow installation instructions at,” Sagers said. “The instructions help make installation easier, whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourselfer installing a Pella product for the first time.”

The replacement window article is featured in the October 2014 newsstand edition of Consumer Reports and available online by subscription at

About Pella

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella has been making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction for nearly 90 years. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

Source: Pella

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