Pella recently introduced the 350 Series Double-Hung Windows Vinyl models and they have been well-received by contractors and homeowners, doing very well in window reviews. Are they worth considering for your home? This Pella 350 Series double-hung windows review will give you an inside look from the consumer’s standpoint.
Benefits of the Pella 350 Series Double-Hung Vinyl Windows
These are attractive windows that come in a white or almond for interior colors and white, almond and brown for exterior colors. It would be nice to have more options, but you should find one that goes well with your existing décor or siding. Pella also offers 5 different grille patterns that allow you to choose the one that fits the style of your home, from traditional to contemporary. The windows come in more than 90 sizes and custom sizes can be ordered – though with that many sizes you probably will find what you need. Double and triple-wide window sets are also made in standard sizes.
What we really like about these windows is their energy efficiency. They are Pella’s most efficient. Four of the glass options are Energy Star rated so you’ll reduce your utility bills all year and may get tax credits or utility company rebates where you live. Those will reduce the total cost of the job, making it easier on the budget to upgrade and save on energy costs. There are also glass choices for very sunny climates – to reduce heat infiltration, as well as tinted and obscured glass to reduce glare or increase privacy. All of the glass used is Low-E and some of the models have argon between panes. Two-pane and three-pane options are available. There’s a tempered glass choice that resists shattering, a good options for active families who play ball in the backyard or for installation in a child’s room or play area.
These windows work very well, too. The operation of the sashes is smooth. They tilt, and that makes them easy to clean from the inside rather than having to get a ladder and do it outside. The hardware is very functional and comes in a variety of colors too.
The only potential disadvantage to these windows is that they are pricey. In the window industry, you usually get what you pay for. The higher price comes with excellent quality and a lifetime warranty. If you sell your house, it becomes a 20-year warranty for the new owner. That’s a better warranty than you’ll get with most windows.
If you want a top-quality vinyl window that will help you cut energy costs, this one is worth a look. The Pella 350 Series double-hung vinyl windows are a solid, attractive and very durable choice for energy efficient windows.