Window Comparison

Window Comparison

Pella's windows in wood, aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass and vinyl have been designed for one purpose: to offer your customers more beauty, performance and value than any other window.

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Product series comparison chart

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Pella 250 Series

Encompass by Pella

Sizes1 (Frame sizes shown)
Double-Hung1
Width Minimum

1' 9"

1' 9"

1' 9"

1' 9"

1' 5-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"2

Width Maximum

4' 0"

4' 0"

4' 0"

4' 11"

3' 11-1/2"

4' 6"

4' 5-1/2"

4' 0"

Height Minimum

2' 11"

2' 11"

2' 11"

1' 2"

2' 5-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

Height Maximum

10' 0"

10' 0"

7' 0"

6' 5"

6' 5-1/2"

6' 6"

6' 6"

6' 0"

Single-Hung window
Width Minimum

1' 9"

1' 9"

1' 5-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

Width Maximum

4' 0"

4' 0"

3' 11-1/2"

4' 6"

4' 5-1/2"

4' 0"

Height Minimum

2' 11"

2' 11"

1' 11-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

1' 11-1/2"

Height Maximum

7' 0"

7' 0"

6' 11-1/2"

8' 0"

6' 11-1/2"

7' 0"

Casement window
Width Minimum

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 1-1/2"

1' 1-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

Width Maximum

2' 11"

2' 11"

2' 11"

2' 11"

4' 11"

5' 11-1/2"

2' 11-1/2"

2' 11-1/2"

Height Minimum

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 1-1/2"

1' 5-1/2"4

1' 5-1/2"5

Height Maximum

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 7-1/2"

5' 11-1/2"4

5' 11-1/2"5

Awning window
Width Minimum

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

2' 11"

1' 1-1/2"

1' 5-1/2"

1' 7-1/2"

Width Maximum

4' 11"

4' 11"

4' 5"

4' 11"

4' 11"

5' 11-1/2"

4' 11-1/2"

4' 11-1/2"

Height Minimum

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 1-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

Height Maximum

4' 11"

4' 11"

2' 5"

4' 11"

5' 11"

6' 7-1/2"

2' 11-1/2"

2' 11-1/2"

Sliding window 2-panel
Width Minimum

1' 11-1/2"

1' 9-1/2"

1' 9-1/2"

1' 9-1/2"

Width Maximum

5' 11-1/2"

6' 4"

6' 5-1/2"

6' 1"

Height Minimum

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

Height Maximum

5' 11-1/2"

6' 0"

5' 2"

5' 0"

Sliding window 3-panel
Width Minimum

3' 11-1/2"

3' 11-1/2"

3' 11-1/2"

3' 11-1/2"

Width Maximum

8' 11-1/2"

9' 6"

9' 0"

9' 0"

Height Minimum

1' 5-1/2"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

Height Maximum

5' 11-1/2"

6' 0"

5' 2"

5' 0"

Fixed Frame
Width Minimum

8"

8"

8"

8"

8"

1' 0"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

Width Maximum7

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

9' 4"

9' 4"

9' 0"

9' 0"

Height Minimum

8"

8"

8"

8"

8"

1' 0"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

11-1/2"

Height Maximum

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

10' 0"

9' 4"

8' 0"

9' 0"

9' 0"

Fixed Sash in Frame Curve-top8
Width Minimum

1' 6"

1' 6"

1' 6"

Width Maximum

9' 8"

9' 8"

9' 8"

Height Minimum

9"

9"

9"

Height Maximum

4' 10"

4' 10"

4' 10"

Fixed Frame Curve-top9
Width Minimum

1' 5-1/2"

1' 5-1/2"

Width Maximum

7' 11-1/2"

7' 11-1/2"

Height Minimum

1' 2-1/2"

1' 2-1/2"

Height Maximum

9' 0"

9' 0"

Fixed Sash in Frame
Width Minimum

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 2"

Width Maximum

4' 11"

4' 11"

4' 11"

4' 11"

4' 11"

6' 0"

Height Minimum

1' 2"

1' 2"

1' 5"

1' 5"

1' 2"

1' 2"

Height Maximum

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

5' 11"

6' 0"

Pella fiberglass-resin (non-Duracast® material) Special Shape fixed frame12
Width Minimum

1' 1-1/2"

Width Maximum

8' 11-1/2"

Height Minimum

11-1/2"

Height Maximum

7' 11-1/2"

1 Pella wood-clad window frame dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 3/4". NOTE: Larger sizes may be available on a custom basis.
1 Pella Impervia window opening dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 1/2". Special sizes available in 1/4" increments.
1 Pella 350 Series frame dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 1/2".
1 Encompass by Pella window opening dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 1/2".
2 Pella 350 Series Double-Hung and Single-Hung window height limitations may vary based on Equal, Cottage or Contemporary vent.
3 See your Pella representative for Encompass by Pella double-hung window availability.
4 Pella 350 Series Casement window unit height must be greater than or equal to unit width.
5 For Encompass by Pella casement windows, if opening width is greater than 2' 6", opening height must be less than 5' 0".
6 Maximum of 38 sq. ft. for fixed frames with removable exterior glass stops.
7 Maximum of 8' 0" for fixed frames with removable exterior glass stops.
8 Maximum area of 38 sq. ft. for all curve-top units except for half circle and full arch head units, where the maximum area is 50 sq. ft. (when measured as a rectangle). NOTE: Larger sizes may be available on custom basis.
9 Size range varies by shape.
10 Pella Impervia fixed frame window maximum frame area of 50 sq. ft.
11 Pella 350 Series and Encompass by Pella Fixed Frame window maximum frame area of 40 sq. ft.
12 Size range varies by shape. Maximum frame area of 36 sq. ft.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Pella 250 Series

Encompass by Pella

Exterior Finish Options
Aluminum-Clad X X X X X
Primed (Pine or Mahogany) X1 X1
Unfinished (Mahogany) X1 X1
Fiberglass Composite X
Vinyl X X X
Exterior Aluminum-Cladding Colors
27 colors X X X X
10 colors X
Custom colors (virtually unlimited) X X X X
70% fluoropolymer (broad range of colors available) X X X X
Fiberglass Composite Colors
White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown, Black and dual-color X
White interior with a Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black exterior X
Vinyl Colors
White, Almond X X X
Brown (exterior only with a White interior) X

1 Available on select products.
Because we're always working to further refine our products and develop new ones, specifications may change without notice.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Pella 250 Series

Encompass by Pella

Interior Finish Options
Unfinished Wood (Ready for site finishing)
Pine X X X X X
Douglas Fir X X X
Mahogany X X X
Primed
Pine X X X X X
Prefinished Paint
Pine X X X X X
Prefinished Stain
Pine X X X X X
Fiberglass Composite Colors
White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown, Black and dual-color X
White interior with a Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black exterior X
Vinyl Colors
White, Almond X X X
Brown X

* To match trim, ask your Sherwin-Williams representative for interior pain to match Pella White.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Pella 250 Series

Encompass by Pella

Grille Options
Integral Light Technology® Grilles X X X
Simulated-Divided-Light Grilles X X X
Removable Between-The-Glass Grilles* X
Removable Interior Grilles X X X
Grilles-Between-The-Glass* X X X X X X X X

* Appearance of exterior grille color may vary depending on the Low-E insulating glass selection.

Between-the-Glass Options
Blinds X
Fabric Shades X
Grilles and Blinds X
Grilles and Fabric Shades X
Grilles-Between-The-Glass1 X X X X X X X X

1 Appearance of exterior grille color may vary depending on the Low-E insulating glass selection.

Screens1
Conventional fiberglass screen X X X X
InView® screen X X X X X X X
Vivid View® high-transparency screen X X X X X
Rolscreen® retractable screen X2 X2 X2

2 Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.
2 Available on casement windows only.

Hardware Finishes
Bright Brass, Satin Nickel or Oil-Rubbed Bronze X X X X X X X4
Antique Brass, Distressed Bronze, Distressed Nickel X X X
Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel X X
Champagne X X X X X
White X X X X X X X X X
Almond X X X
Tan X
Morning Sky Gray X
Brown X X X X X X
Black X
Matte Black X X X X

4 Optional on Pella 350 Series products.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Pella 250 Series

Encompass by Pella

Shapes
Operating Window Shapes
Rectangle X X X X X X X X X
Springline X
Partial Springline X
Arch Head X
Partial Arch X
Fixed Window Shapes
Rectangle X X X X X X X X X
Half Circle X X X X X X X
Elliptical X X X X X
Quarter Circle X X X X X X X
Springline X X X X X X X
Partial Springline X X X X X
Arch Head X X X X X X X
Partial Arch X X X X X X X
Chord X X X
Full Circle X X X
Pentagon X X
Hexagon X
Octagon X X X
Triangle X
Combinations
Commercial Combinations
Punched Openings X X X X X X X X X
Entrances and Storefronts X X X X X X
Horizontal Ribbons X X X X X X X
Vertical Stacks X X X X X X X
Window Walls X X X X X
Residential Combinations
Horizontal X X X X X X X X X
Vertical X X X X X X X X X
Window Walls X X X X X X

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