Frequently Asked Questions
Pella® 450 Series
InView™ screens1 come standard if your customer chooses window or patio door screens. They are clearer, improve the view and let in 14% more light and 8% more airflow2.
Vivid View® screens1 – Pella's superior screens – are practically invisible. They allow in 29% more light and 21% more airflow2 than conventional fiberglass screens to truly bring the outdoors in. (Available as an upgrade on windows only.)
1Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.
2Screen cloth airflow is based on calculated screen cloth openness. Screen cloth transmittance was measured using an integrated sphere spectrophotometer.
Traditional, 9-Lite Prairie, 12-Lite Prairie, 14-Lite Prairie, Top Row, Cross, New England, Victorian and Custom (equally divided) – with additional patterns available.
The Pella 450 Series line offers five different energy-efficient options. Price out different glass options in PQM to find out which glass will fit your customer's energy savings and budget needs.
- Advanced Low-E insulating double-pane glass with argon.
- AdvancedComfort Low-E insulating double-pane glass with argon.
- SunDefense™ Low-E insulating double-pane glass with argon.
- NaturalSun Low-E insulating double-pane glass with argon.
- Obscure insulating glass.
You can go to the Size Charts and Design Performance Page of the website and click on Product Performance Ratings or Glazing and Thermal Performance for glass ratings.
The grille width is the same as Architect Series® Integral Light Technology grilles (7/8") but the profile of the bar is different and the spacer within Pella 450 Series is metal vs. foam in Architect Series.
Like our other wood lines, Pella 450 Series products are available in factory-mulled combinations – so two or more windows could be used to fill a large opening.
Champagne, White, Brown, Bright Brass, Satin Nickel and Oil-Rubbed Bronze. Antique Brass and Chrome are available on hinged patio doors only.
For double-hung, the dual IG is 11/16".
For casement, awning and fixed windows, the dual IG is 11/16".
Pine is the most versatile wood choice. It is the perfect blank canvas. It can be finished in a light color for a fresh, modern look. When stained in a rich color, it resembles darker woods.
NOTE: Wood is a product of nature; grain pattern will be unique and may vary on each window or patio door. Actual finish colors may vary from those shown due to the unique nature of wood and printing limitations.
The maximum and minimum sizes will vary by product style. Review the size charts for Pella 450 Series here.
Obscure insulating glass is ideal for intimate spaces because its textured surface obscures the view while allowing light in.
Yes, this is a field-applied part for double-hung, casement and awning windows. It will be shipped out of unit.
The roto cover and crank handle is installed on the frame, but the crank handle is in the hardware bag packaged with the unit.
No, Pella does not offer these types of handles at this time.