Pella Architect Series Windows Allow Water to Penetrate Home, Cause Extensive Damage

Pella-Windows-issuesFor many consumers who purchased Pella Architect Series Windows, they’re learning that the advertised benefits simply aren’t true.

More and more, property owners whose homes have been installed with Pella Architect Series Windows have come to believe that the Pella windows are likely the cause of extensive property damage; many consumers are now seeking compensation and legal recourse. In fact, a class-action lawsuit was filed in late February in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. That lawsuit alleges that the Pella windows leak and allow water and moisture into a home, which leads to serious harm, according to a report at Public Health Watchdog.

Consumers who purchased Pella Architect Series Windows and who are involved in the class action, allege that Pella windows allow water to intrude through the window sash. When water impedes the sash of these allegedly defective windows, numerous problems can arise, often undetected, which can lead to significant property damage. For example, wood rot can progress once water is allowed to penetrate a home, which has led to thousands of dollars of damage to homes installed with Pella Architect Series Windows.

Pella makes strong claims about its Architect Series Windows. The company’s website touts two technologies applied to the Architect Series Windows: HurricaneShield® and EnduraGuard® triple wood protection. Pella states that HurricaneShield® protects a home from “extreme weather, noise, and intruders,” including windblown debris and water. The EnduraGuard® technology will protect homes from water damage and related problems that could result from water impeding a window casing, such as moisture and mold, Pella also states.

Consumers who’ve experienced problems with Pella Architect Series Windows say these claims are false. In their lawsuits, consumers allege that the sash is vulnerable to water impeding, which can lead to wood rot. Further, because the windows are aluminum clad, signs of wood damage may not be obvious to a property owner; wood rot and other problems are not noticed until extensive repairs are needed, including replacing the window and window casing.

Pella has allegedly denied claims that its Architect Series Windows are defective and has refused to compensate consumers who purchased them and encountered these troubles.

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