A number of class action lawsuits have been filed against Pella Corporation, the manufacturer of the Architect and Designer Series windows.
A complaint filed recently in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleges that the Architect and Designer series windows sold by Pella are allegedly defective and prone to water leakage, and subsequent rotting. The alleged defect allows water to seep through the window’s cladding, exposing the interior wood to moisture. The wood exposed to this moisture usually begins to develop wood rot. However, according to the complaint, the rot is masked from visual identification because the aluminum cladding on the widow covers the exposed wood. Consequently, customers rarely notice the rot in their windows until many years after installation of the windows.
As noted in the complaint filed in the Pella Windows Lawsuit, by the time a consumer has realized that their windows may be rotting, the windows are no longer covered under Pella’s warranty. A number of online forums appear to also support the allegations of potential leaks associated with these windows. If you or anyone you know has purchased Pella Architect or Designer Series window, and you have concerns regarding actual or potential leakage, you should contact Audet & Partners, LLP for a free consultation either by calling (800) 965-1461, or by completing and submitting our confidential inquiry form on the right side of this page. Audet & Partners, LLP has successfully represented homeowners and builders in defective home and building products in similar class action lawsuits.