Pella Proline Windows Reviews

The Pella Proline window is the company's entry level or builder grade wood window. The ProLine is the same window as the Pella 450 Series, which is typically the series number used when the window sells in the big box stores such as Lowes. The ProLine uses an unfinished pine interior and an EnduraClad on the exterior. It comes standard with 2 cam-action locks, a block and tackle balance system and a tilt in feature on the double hung sash. It can be ordered as either a new construction or as a replacement window.

The Pella 450 Series is a popular window, due to its cost and the fact that it is available through many of the big box stores that can sell it even cheaper. The ProLine divides many experts in the industry; some think it's a good buy for the price and the fact that consumers can get a wood window at a reasonable price from a well known company. Others say that the window lacks quality construction and durability and therefore won't provide good long term value.

Consumers have pointed out how difficult the tilt in feature. I tend to agree with both camps, although I typically try to steer consumers away from wood in general, because of all the issues that tend to go along with them.

Review By John M. - Site Editor - Updated In 2023

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Pella Proline Windows Prices

Consumers can expect to pay $40 to $55 per square foot for the window itself. The reason for the large disparity in price is that the cost from the big box stores is going to be much lower than other retailers. The downside of the big box stores is they don't offer the service and installation quality that consumers will find with the more specialty retailers. The Pella Proline 450 window is comparable to the Jeld Wen Builder Grade Wood window and Andersen 200 Series prices.

-- Window Itself: $40 to $55 per square foot --

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Pella ProLine Window Rating

The Pella ProLine casement with the low-e glass and argon fills will deliver a .30 U-factor, .25 SHGC and .47 VT - all in all not bad numbers, although wood windows will deteriorate more quickly in performance than similar quality vinyl and fiberglass windows. Consumers can expect similar numbers from the ProLine double hung.

Pella Proline Warranty

Pella offers a Limited Warranty on their wood windows and doors that includes a 20-year on the frame and sash and 10 year warranted period on all of the components (latches, locks, hardware, etc.). Manufacturing defects in the mainframe or sill will be repaired, replaced or refunded for the lifetime of the original owner. The company will also cover the cost of the installation for 2 years from the date of purchase.

Non laminated glass is covered for a period of 20 years and laminated glass is covered for a period of 10 years. Any product with EnduraClad Exterior Paint is warranted for 20 years from the original date of purchase. Their Vivid View screen is warranted for 5 years, the Exterior Surround carries a 25 year limited Warranty and their Interior Factory Finish has a 2 year warranty period.

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