The Pella 2005 Designer Series does not have pull cords as you state; please do some research before talking negatively about anyone's products...and to think that you are a moderator.Teetorbilt said:The pull cords that operate them will suffer UV breakdown just the same as interior treatments. I would expect about 10 yrs. from them in temperate climes.
I installed hundreds of Pella's in the 80's nd 90's and hated them. I installed one Pella two years ago. A single hung with that friction knot from Lowes. What Iowa farm boy engineered that piece of crap?? It fell apart within a year but after a trip to Lowes I was able to get the friction knot back in place. I don't think it will last ten years. K2sales manager said:The Pella 2005 Designer Series does not have pull cords as you state; please do some research before talking negatively about anyone's products...and to think that you are a moderator.
Sweet looking is ok but i would look for easy installation, good operation, and long term functionality. In the end with Pella we required that they sell their "approved" installers with their windows or, they approve the installation, in writing, before the drywall. Life got easier and we didn't have to listen to any cry babying. Oh and like every other window company around here, they had to send two delivery guys in case nobody was on site when they showed up.747 said:wow i posted that a long time ago. Actually if i was building a new house i would go with Pella's Architect Series. They have some sweet looking windows in that series for new construction.
If you intend to purchase blinds or shades, then do it when you order the windows and not after their delivery. When I Installed my designer series, I decided to order the shades. But when I found out that they cost about 1/3 the cost of the window (double hung designer series) then I rejected the idea of having them installed even by myself. You might want to compare the "before and after" costs. Nowadays, the cost for blinds and shades are outragious. Let us know the cost for blinds or shades in a designer series window if you order them with the windows. My guess is that you will only save a few bucks.747 said:I like there new designer series for 2005. Where they offer 25 different color shades and blinds that can be mounted in between two paines of glass. I think it looks awesome. Does any one have any imput on this? :Thumbs: