Wood Installation Systems

Pella® wood products are appropriate for all types of wall conditions whether for new construction, everyday renovation projects or high-profile historical restorations. And we have a full range of installation accessories to accommodate the installation of Pella windows and doors in virtually any structure.


Installation Methods


There are four primary methods of attaching Pella® aluminum-clad wood windows in new construction: fins, clips, receptors and anchorage through the frame.

Fin Installation

Fin installation is applicable when construction methods permit window and door units to be installed from the exterior prior to the application of exterior cladding, such as lap siding, brick veneer or stucco.


Clip Installation

Clip installation is applicable when construction materials or sequence dictates the window units be installed from the interior or after the wall system is completely constructed.


Receptor

Receptors are used for multistory buildings requiring installation from the interior or when a more robust installation method is desired.


Anchor Through Frame

Anchors through the frame are used when wall conditions or construction sequence requires installation from inside the building.


Window Walls

When your project requires the visual impact and energy efficiency of aluminum-clad wood window walls, the Pella Commercial design team can partner with you early in the project to develop engineered fenestration solutions that meet your performance and load requirements without compromising your design vision. Plus, the beautiful wood interiors provide a unique design aesthetic.

Entrances and Storefronts

Configurations that combine aluminum-clad wood entrance doors with fixed windows at street level provide virtually infinite design possibilities for creating welcoming building entries. Pella® aluminum-clad wood fixed frames offer the warmth of wood interiors in traditional streetscapes, enabling exterior light to travel inside and providing a hospitable transparency between interior spaces and the exterior environment.

Exterior Trim Options: Wood and Composite

Exterior Wood Trim

  • For use with wood windows.
  • Factory-applied and/or field-applied options.
  • Standard and custom profiles available.
  • Straight or curved.
  • Available in primed Pine or Mahogany.
  • Ready for site finishing.


Exterior Composite Trim Azek® Trim Surrounds

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Cellular PVC material that's impervious to insects and moisture.
  • Most sizes factory-assembled as single surround*.

Exterior Trim Options: Aluminum

Factory-Applied Aluminum Trim

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Factory applied.
  • Paint finish that matches windows.
  • Custom profiles available.


Field-Applied Aluminum Trim

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Requires shop or field assembly and installation.
  • Paint finish that matches windows.
  • Custom profiles available.

Note: Profiles shown represent a small sample of available options. See your local Pella commercial representative for complete offering.

Field-Applied Aluminum Trim

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Provides the look of flat trim.
  • Receptor available for wide trims.
  • Paint finish that matches windows.
  • Available with or without brickmould.
  • Custom brickmould profiles available.

Note: Profiles shown represent a small sample of available options. See your local Pella commercial representative for complete offering.

* Size limitations apply. See your local Pella commercial representative for more details.

Installation Methods


Reconstruction and historical restoration projects place special demands on the building team. Whether your design requires absolute adherence to historical authenticity or simply aims to respect the scale and design language of another era, Pella offers the products, installation systems and technical assistance that will help you achieve every detail of your design objectives.

Complete Tear-Out of Existing Sash and Frames


Applicable when a complete tear-out is necessary for historical, aesthetic or structural considerations.

  • Custom-size units available.
  • Good for virtually any existing opening.

Replacement of Sash Only Using Frame Expanders


Applicable when wood or metal windows are accessible from the exterior.

  • Economical method of window replacement.
  • Existing window frames are not removed.
  • Low-maintenance aluminum trim matches Pella® products.
  • Updates exterior trim or covers existing trim that is in poor condition.

Replacement of Sash Only Using Pocket Installation


Applicable when the existing frames are in good condition and only the sash needs to be replaced.

  • Fully assembled Precision Fit® double-hung, casement, awning and fixed windows.
  • Slides easily into existing pocket.
  • Trim, wallcoverings, paint and plaster are usually not disturbed.
  • Eliminates cost and inconvenience of a complete tear-out.

Pella's standard subframe and T-subframe systems for window replacement reduce labor costs of installation of new window sash with minimal disturbance to existing construction. These systems allow installation of new units from inside the building, eliminating the need for exterior scaffolding and its expense.

Replacement of Sash Only Using Standard Subframe System


Applicable when replacing wood windows.

  • Aluminum subframe is preassembled and installed into openings.
  • Conceals existing wood window frame to become "receptor" for new window.
  • Allows installation from inside building.
  • Reduces labor costs and eliminates need for exterior scaffolding and its expense.

Replacement of Sash Only Using T-Subframe System


Applicable when replacing metal windows.

  • Aluminum subframe is preassembled and installed into openings.
  • Conceals existing metal window frame to become "receptor" for new window.
  • Allows installation frame inside building.
  • Reduces labor costs and eliminates need for exterior scaffolding and its expense.

Exterior Trim Options: Wood

Exterior Wood Trim

  • For use with wood windows.
  • Factory-applied and/or field-applied options.
  • Standard and custom profiles available.
  • Straight or curved.
  • Available in primed Pine or Mahogany.
  • Ready for site finishing.

NOTE: Profiles shown represent a small sample of available options. See your local Pella representative for complete offering.

Exterior Trim Options: Aluminum

Factory-Applied Aluminum Trim

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Factory applied.
  • Paint finish that matches windows.
  • Custom profiles available.


Field-Applied Aluminum Trim

  • For use with aluminum-clad wood windows.
  • Provides the look of flat trim.
  • Receptor available for wide trims.
  • Paint finish that matches windows.
  • Available with or without brickmould.
  • Custom brickmould profiles available.

Note: Profiles shown represent a small sample of available options. See your local Pella commercial representative for complete offering.

* Size limitations apply. See your local Pella commercial representative for more details.

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