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Beat the Heat with Energy-Efficient Windows

Help keep your energy costs down with energy-efficient windows. When air conditioners are running on full blast in the heat of Houston summer, energy-efficient windows will help keep the hot, humid air out and your cool, climate-controlled air in.

Choose windows with the ENERGY STAR® rating to improve the thermal performance of your home, save money, and help protect the environment. Pella offers energy-efficient window options that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states. You can install energy efficient windows in every style, so whether you want a custom window for your Mediterranean-influenced home in Piney Point Village or a bay window for you Colonial Revival in River Oaks, there’s an energy efficient option for you.

Commonly known as: energy star windows, double pane windows

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  • frame options in bedroom Frame Options

    When choosing energy-efficient windows, different materials for the window frame offer different looks and insulating benefits that are worth considering. Wood frames have low conductivity and offer excellent insulation. Fiberglass frames also have low conductivity and have similar insulation benefits as wood. Multi-chambered vinyl is a third frame option which is better than non-chambered vinyl at helping reduce heat loss from the home.

  • glass options Glass Options Pella offers multiple insulating glass options to suit various climates around the United States. In areas like the Southwest that experience high temperatures and intense sunshine, consider low emissivity glass like Advanced Low-E or SunDefense™ Low-E. Both glass options help block the sun’s ultraviolet rays and help reduce the amount of heat transferred.
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    Double or triple glass glazing, more commonly known as double- or triple-pane windows, can drastically improve energy efficiency. In multi-pane windows, a gap in between two or more panes of glass is filled with an inert gas, like argon, which helps reduce heat flow. In addition to insulation, the additional layers of glass on double- and triple-pane windows can also help reduce outside noise.

  • Between the Glass Blinds in Nursery Between-the-Glass Blinds

    For additional protection from the sun, consider Pella’s Between-the-Glass Blinds. Contained in between panes of window glass, these low maintenance blinds are kept free from dust and other allergens. Between-the-Glass Blinds are cordless and can easily be raised and lowered by hand or with Pella’s Insynctive Technology1. So when the afternoon sun hits your windows, you can close your blinds with the touch of a button.

1Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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Recommended Customizations1

Using hardware and grille selections you can customize your energy-efficient windows to suit your home. Whether you are a Houston homeowner looking to match the style of your Mid-century home or rustic ranch home you can find options that work for you.

Hardware with clean lines and high contrast finishes, like matte black, are popular choices to give your windows a contemporary look, while satin nickel or bright brass would provide a more traditional look.

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  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection

Grilles and Blinds

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Square Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Between-the-Glass Blinds

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Houston Climate Recommendations

Thanks to its southern latitude and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston has long, hot summers and mild winters, abundant rain, and even the occasional hurricane. Energy efficient windows help keep your home comfortable from the heat and moisture that are prominent throughout much of the year.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

SunDefense® Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon can help block a significant percentage of the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. Low-E insulating glass helps keep your home cool and comfortable during the humid summer heat.

Salty Air

Salty Air

In coastal climates close to water, your windows are more vulnerable to corrosion from the salt in the air. The closer your home is to the water, the more susceptible you are to the effects. Consider fiberglass to maintain window integrity.

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Coastal regions that experience hurricanes and tropical storms may wish to consider impact glass.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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Explore Your Options with an Expert

A Pella Windows & Doors of Houston expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   What type of glass is energy efficient?
    • Choosing the right glass for your products is an important decision. No matter where you live, Pella offers you the right options. Learn more about the innovative energy-saving glass options available from Pella, each designed for specific climates.

  •   What is ENERGY STAR®?
    • ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Pella's commitment to ENERGY STAR extends to product design, testing, consumer education, sales, marketing, public outreach, product labeling, specification development and training.

  •   Can I tint the glass on my Pella windows?
    • Pella offers tinted double-pane glass on most Pella products, and tinted triple-pane glass is available on Designer Series® and Pella® 350 Series windows and patio doors and Pella® 250 Series windows. If the tinting contributes to a defect in the product, the defect would not be covered under the warranty. Read our limited lifetime warranty for complete details.

  •   Why should I choose energy-efficient windows?
    • Choosing energy efficient windows is one of the most important considerations to realize a good return on investment for a window replacement. But there are a lot of factors, including proper installation, window material, and glass type that will eventually determine how much improved thermal performance and comfort you’ll see in your home. Learn more.

  •   What makes Pella’s windows energy efficient?
    • Pella provides top energy-saving glass and exceeds the standards for energy efficiency. Learn more about how Pella creates advanced energy efficient windows.

  •   What are the best energy-efficient windows for sunny climates?
    • There are many different kinds of energy efficient window options. Low-E insulating glass, double- and triple-pane windows and tinted insulating glass are among the most energy efficient options for a sunny climate. Find out how much energy efficient windows could help save you money and help protect the environment.

  •   How can I save money when replacing windows?
    • If you're wondering whether replacement windows are worthwhile, consider all the ways they can save you money. Benefits from tax credits and rebates, energy savings, improving the resale value of your home, less time and money spent on maintenance and convenient cleaning are among the chief reasons to replace your windows. Learn more.

  •   What are the benefits of replacing my windows?
    • Energy efficiency, reduced noise and curb appeal are chief among the key benefits of replacing your windows. Learn more about how replacement windows can represent an investment in your home.

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