Update: While Pella windows reviews were originally written several years ago they’ve been updated in 2021 as we continue to work to provide the best replacement window information on the entire internet in 2021 and beyond. See info towards the bottom of this post for the most recommended window companies in 2021. Be sure to post a comment or send us a message with any questions!
Pella windows are some of the most well known windows in the country. Most folks only know the names of a few window manufacturers and Pella is typically one of them. Does that mean that Pella windows are any better than any other windows. No, it really doesn’t, but it doesn’t mean they’re any worse either.
We recently wrote a post about Pella window complaints that you might also find interesting.
As you read through our Pella windows reviews keep in mind that a large company like Pella makes many options. They make cheap windows and they make nice windows. Sometimes we meet folks who had cheap Pella new construction vinyl windows in their home when it was built and they’re sure that all Pella windows are junk. Then we’ll meet people who had high quality Pella windows for 30 years and they’ll think Pella is the greatest company out there. In reality, both of them are wrong.
Pella doesn’t produce the best or the worst replacement windows available today, but they do have some interesting options. As you might expect they produce vinyl, wood and fiberglass options.
The Pella windows that we’ll be reviewing are:
Pella wood windows reviews:
- Architect Series
- Designer Series
- Pella Pro Line
Pella fiberglass windows reviews:
- Pella Impervia
Pella vinyl windows reviews:
- Pella 350 Series
- Pella 250 Series
- Encompass by Pella
ThermaStar by Pella from Lowes
If you take one thing away from these Pella window reviews we hope it’s the fact that no company out there is either always great or always horrible. Just like every other company Pella makes options and the local company selling and installing the windows will have a very large impact on your overall experience.
It is the local installation company, not Pella, who sets the sale price, performs the installation, and provides follow up service. We hear about local installation companies all over the country who try very hard to trade on the Pella windows name. They try to charge a premium for the lower end windows because consumers know the name. Don’t be one of the people who fall for those tricks.
You’re off to a good start by going your research here. You can find more detailed window reviews on just about every manufacturer in the country here.
How can I find a great window company to work with?
That part is easy. Check this section to find our recommended window companies all over the country including my company. I’m sure you’ll appreciate the difference. Enjoy!