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Finishing your Harrisburg Home with Pella Windows and Doors

posted by Jennifer Erisman on June 07, 2022 in Harrisburg

Kitchen remodel with Pella wood windows

People look to purchase windows and doors for many reasons. You may be working with a contractor on a new home addition or building a completely new home — or you may just be ready to upgrade your home’s old windows and doors. Whether you want better functionality, more style and curb appeal, energy efficiency and more, window and door replacements can do the trick.

Let’s take a look at some popular window and door options for your Harrisburg home and how we can help bring them to life.

Energy Efficiency

Increasing energy efficiency is a big goal for many homeowners. With benefits like lowering your utility/energy bill, helping to protect the environment and enhancing the comfort in your home with better year-round temperature regulation, installing energy-efficient products is a great way to improve your home. Many of our products are ENERGY STAR certified and go above and beyond thanks to our insulated triple-pane glass windows and doors. 

For example, we worked with Trademark Contractors to complete a kitchen remodel in Reinholds, PA with the goal to create a beautiful space that was also energy efficient. We installed our wood windows with triple-pane glass and were able to accomplish just that.

Adding Functionality with Accessories

Adding functionality to your home can also come in the form of accessories and hardware. At Pella, we are constantly innovating to make your life easier and more convenient when it comes to our window and door features. For example, our easy-slide operator removes the age-old crank, making it easier to open and close your awning and casement windows!

Our screens are another excellent example of a Pella innovation that can add more to your windows. For instance, we have our Rolscreen on select wood windows and our new hidden screen on our vinyl single-hung, double-hung and sliding windows.

Our innovative screens are there when you need them and disappear when you don’t. In addition, they are self-storing and convenient, giving you easy access to fresh air and natural light without bugs and debris entering your home. 

Large windows in bedroom facing nature

Fitting Your Style

Wooden windows are a great option due to their style versatility. For example, you can choose to have your wood windows painted or stained to complement your home or add a variety of options like an aluminum-clad protective exterior, also available in a variety of colors. They also provide the beauty and strength of wood.

Wood was the original window material and offers unique benefits and style because of this. We provide wooden products that meet styles from historic and traditional to contemporary and modern and every design in between, all made to fit your budget.

For example, our Harrisburg team worked with Ebersole Brothers Construction to install beautiful contemporary wood windows on this Strasburg, PA home to create a stunning view of the backyard. The homeowners chose these wood windows to help them feel more connected to nature since they had a modern look with a large glass space. 

Create an Architecturally Interesting Front Room with Bay or Bow Windows

Bay windows are made up of three windows, with two operable windows at an angle and one fixed window in the middle. Because bay windows are angular, they're commonly seen in transitional and contemporary style homes. 

Bow windows consist of four or more windows that are joined together to form a curve. Bow windows are wider than bay windows and work better on larger exterior walls. Each window that makes up a bow window is typically the same size and shape. Due to the design of bow windows, they are popular in traditional and Victorian homes.

Bay and bow windows are great options for adding architectural interest to your home. Since they protrude out from your home's exterior, they are also a smart way to maximize your interior space. These window types also provide more natural light and airflow due to their design and can make a room feel broader with their panoramic views and depth. 

For example, we installed a wood bay window on a Denver, PA home to allow more light into the home and open up the living room, making it feel larger and more spacious.

Four panel Pella wood sliding patio door to porch 

Add Functionality to Your Patio with Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are a popular choice for many homes. They are easy to use and do not take away from your indoor or outdoor space. In addition, you can customize the number of panels they have to fit your space. Another attractive feature of sliding glass doors is the large glass space that lets in natural light and gives you an open view of the outdoors.

We worked with Hess Custom Home Builders to replace the back wall with a four-panel glass sliding door to increase natural light on this Fayetteville, PA home. The door also featured between-the-glass shades so that the homeowners could control the level of privacy and natural light.

At Pella, we offer solutions to all your window and door needs. We offer a variety of materials like wood, vinyl and fiberglass, each with its own unique benefits. In addition, we have many different window types and patio doors to help you have the look, function and comfort you want.

If you’re ready to achieve your window and door goals, start by setting up a free in-home consultation with a Pella professional.

*Study of homeowner perceptions of leading national brands. Study commissioned by Pella, 2021.