Pella® Impervia® Sliding Windows

  • Made with Pella's patented Duracast® fiberglass composite material
  • Two- and three-panel configurations
  • Operable two-panel sizes up to 5' 11-1/2" x 5' 11-1/2"
  • Operable three-panel sizes up to 8' 9-1/2" x 5' 11-1/2"
  • Performance Grade up to PG50
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Features & Options

Sizes and Shapes Pella Impervia Sliding Window


Shapes

  • 2-Panel

  • 3-Panel


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Performance Values Pella Impervia Sliding Window

These windows provide outstanding resistance to air and water infiltration, wind and outside noise while increasing energy efficiency, security and ease of operation.

Optional Foam Insulation

  • Insulating foam inside the sash further improves energy efficiency.

Material Pella Impervia Sliding Window

Pella Impervia windows are made from Pella's patented five-layer, engineered Duracast® fiberglass composite.

  • A fiberglass composite sharing the same properties of strength, durability and temperature resistance as materials used in the aerospace industry.
  • Allows Pella Impervia products to withstand extreme conditions better than windows made from other materials.
  • Highly stable material won't expand, warp or sag in summer heat, or shrink and turn brittle in harsh winter conditions.
Duracast Conventional Fiberglass Aluminum with Thermal Break Nonreinforced Vinyl

Material Comparison

Strength Excellent
Nine times stronger than vinyl and twice as strong as aluminum.*
Very Good Very Good Fair
Hot/Cold Performance Excellent
Withstands heat up to 200° Fand cold down to -40° F.
Excellent Excellent Fair
Thermal Expansion Excellent
Low expansion and contraction rate assures consistent, weathertight seal between sash and frame.
Excellent Fair Fair
Impact Resistance Excellent
Withstands impactswithout deformation.
Good Good Fair

*In testing performed in accordance with ASTM testing standards, Pella's Duracast fiberglass composite has displayed superior performance in strength, ability to withstand extreme heat and cold, and resistance to dents and scratches.

Energy Efficiency

  • Unlike aluminum, which is a natural conductor, Duracast fiberglass composite offers excellent insulating properties and exceptional energy efficiency.
  • The U-Factor of the Duracast fiberglass composite frame is 2.4 times better than thermally broken aluminum.
  • When compared to thermally broken aluminum, Duracast fiberglass composite offers greater resistance to condensation and superior thermal comfort to those seated near windows.

Thermal Expansion

  • Unlike vinyl or aluminum, Duracast fiberglass composite offers low expansion and contraction rates that help ensure a consistent bond between sash and glass and a weathertight fit between sash and frame.
  • Duracast fiberglass composite withstands extreme heat (up to 200 F) without warping, sagging or softening even in dark colors.Duracast fiberglass composite withstands extreme cold (as low as -40 F), unlike vinyl, which can become brittle in extreme cold.

Impact Resistance

  • Duracast fiberglass composite withstands major impacts without deformation, especially in cold weather.

Durable Finish

  • Duracast fiberglass composite features a low-maintenance, factory-applied powder-coat finish that resists chalking and fading even in dark colors.

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Interior Finishes Pella Impervia Sliding Window


Pella Impervia sliding windows feature a low-maintenance, factory-applied powder-coat paint finish in White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black.

  • White

  • Tan

  • Morning Sky Gray

  • Brown

  • Black


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Exterior Finishes Pella Impervia Sliding Window


Pella Impervia sliding windows feature a low-maintenance, factory-applied powder-coat paint finish.

  • Resists chalking and fading even in dark colors.
  • Available in White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black. And Pella's dual-color option provides more style and design flexibility the products offer a White interior with the choice of a Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black exterior.
  • White

  • Tan

  • Morning Sky Gray

  • Brown

  • Black


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Glazing Pella Impervia Sliding Window


Pella Impervia sliding windows are available with a variety of insulating glass options for optimal design, performance and budget flexibility.

Insulating glass options include:

  • Advanced Low-E with argon*
  • SunDefense Low-E with argon*
  • NaturalSun Low-E with argon*
  • Clear
  • Obscure
  • Tempered

Pella's Low-E glass options reduce the transmission of solar heat gain and ultraviolet light while allowing the transmission of visible light.


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*Optional high-altitude Low-E insulating glass may not contain argon in most products.


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Grilles Pella Impervia Sliding Window

Pella Impervia sliding doors are available with grilles-between-the-glass that match the frame color and include a variety of grille patterns.

Between-the-glass grilles

Grilles can be removed to get access to other Pella® Impervia® window fashions, like blinds, shades or decorative panels, for cleaning or to change the look.

  • Between-the-glass grilles may be used in conjunction with between-the-glass blinds, fabric shades or decorative panels*.
  • Interior is available in unfinished wood, primed, White or matched to prefinished stains.
  • Exterior finish matches aluminum cladding.
  • Grilles can be removed to access blinds, shades or decorative panels* and for glass cleaning.
  • Grilles are 3/4" wide.
  • Special grille patterns are available.

Grille Profiles

Grille Patterns

  • 9-Lite Prairie

  • Traditional

  • Top Row

  • Special

*Available on windows with triple-glazing only.

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Hardware Pella Impervia Sliding Window

These windows are available with a range of hardware options and finishes to meet most design objectives and budgetary requirements.

  • Surface-mounted sash locks.
  • Color-matched or optional finishes.
  • Nylon roller housings and metal rollers

Sash Locks and Pulls

Pella cam-action locks are designed to increase leverage as the window is closed to assure a superior, weathertight seal.

  • Two sash locks are installed on units 37" wide and greater.
  • Integral sash pull built into the window sash profile.
  • Optional limited opening hardware.
  • Standard lock hardware is finished in White, Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black to match the window color.
  • Additional color options: Bright Brass, Satin Nickel and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Easy Wash

This feature allows exterior glass to be cleaned from inside the building, thus reducing maintenance costs.


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Screens Pella Impervia Sliding Window1

Screens fitted to each vent panel and made with conventional fiberglass screen cloth are standard for Pella Impervia sliding windows. InView high-transparency screen fabric is available as an option.

InView Screen

Available as an optional upgrade on Pella Impervia windows.

  • Allows in 14% more daylight and 8% more airflow than a conventional fiberglass screen.2
  • Made from a screen material that's more transparent than conventional fiberglass screens.

1Warning: Use 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.


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