Pella Windows and Doors of Western Washington replaced wood fixed windows and awnings that had been installed as a previous replacement project. The larger intent was to return the school to its historic grandeur of the 1920s. An alternate bid, which was ultimately approved, included replacement of the remaining windows.
The project specifications called for wood exterior windows. Because of Pella’s ability to mimic the historic nature of the original windows, we used wood windows with exterior aluminum cladding providing the school district a finished project that doesn’t require exterior paint for protection.
The new Pella windows were manufactured with Low-Emissivity glass and argon, helping the building to perform better in the typical Northwest US climate. The custom-built windows are engineered so the frame, sashes and weather stripping work in unison helping to keep air infiltration to a minimum. The technology also helps keep the heating and cooling costs down, which can benefit the Tacoma School District and its taxpayers.
Visitors to Stadium High School now see a beautiful, usable building with functional windows.