Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t only offer simple cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Gaithersburg home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The approximate cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of allergies, such as hay fever. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Considering the fact that we are a nation of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution exceeds outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still offer the protection from outdoor activity that you need with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Gaithersburg showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly after adding these blinds to your home. Schedule Now! 1 - Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.