Windows Purchased From Pella Corporation In Class Action Lawsuit

Windows Purchased From Pella Corporation In Class Action Lawsuit

If your home has windows purchased from Pella Corporation, you may wanted to take a look at when your purchased them. A settlement in a nationwide class action lawsuit against the company has been reached.
If your home has windows purchased from Pella Corporation, you may wanted to take a look at when your purchased them.  A settlement in a nationwide class action lawsuit against the company has been reached and that is good news for dozens of homeowners right here in Allen County.

A nationwide class action settlement has been reached between Saltzman versus Pella Corportation by Products Manufactured between 1991 and 2006.

Windows purchased during this time period will likely require future repairs if they have not been repaired already.  Many local residents have been affected.

"This year my house is gonna be 14 years old, and I learned earlier last year that I had wood rotting in some of my windows."


Although Mike Brateman has his house inspected when he purchased it, problems just began surfacing a year ago.  He contacted Pella Corporation to do a full investigation of all the windows in his house.

Pella says in some cases, you may only need to replace the sashes, but even these can be pricy and likely a temporary fix.  In this homeowners case, he had to buy 3 more just 1 year later.

"So I ordered it because there was going to be a price increase before Thanksgiving.  Ordered it back in October of last year, received it before Thanksgiving, it's still sitting in my garage because now after Winter and Spring came this year and I now have 3 more windows that followed suit."

Mike showed the inside of the windows.  Rotted to the point you can stick your finger through the wood.

"The wind was strong enough to blow a big lighter out from the inside of my house."

Brateman temporarily sealed the windows with silicone to protect his utility bill this Winter.  Due to this and several years of elements expanding and contracting between the windows and the home, Brateman will have future costs for cosmetic, mortar, and brick repair.

"I'm a little disappointed in the product.  I'm disappointed in how Pella is handling the problem, and no matter what, after the house only being 14 years old, I wasn't expecting to come out of pocket for a problem that Pella has now been sued for."

Pella has not yet settled with Mike Brateman on his window issues.  His original quote for $20,000 will replace all affected windows in his home.

If your Pella windows were purchased between 1991 and 2006, you might want to have them carefully inspected. Pell Corporation says to contact them if you are dissatisfied with windows purchased during this time period.  Their number is 641-621-1000.



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