Pella Corporation has unveiled the Easy-Slide Operator (patent pending) launching a new way to open and close casement and awning windows. The new hardware solution allows homeowners to easily slide the operator up to open and down to close the window, offering a smoother operation than continuously cranking.
Pella listened and worked carefully with customers for feedback on how it could design something better for them. The company discovered that homeowners need hardware that is easier to use, and designers want an option that achieves a minimalist, low-profile look. The Easy-Slide Operator delivers on both form and function for the modern consumer.
The simple operation, minimal design and long-lasting durability of the Easy-Slide Operator are the results of more than two years of design development, operator refinement and consumer testing across the country.
Pella’s innovation team continuously iterated and refined the slide operator concept to make the mechanism simple, smooth, and durable. The Easy Slide Operator has been tested to 20,000 cycles, which is the equivalent of opening your windows once per day for 54 years.
Easy-Slide Operator is now available on Pella Impervia casement and awning windows. Impervia’s proprietary fiberglass material is the strongest material available for windows and doors, engineered for lasting durability. The company plans to expand the availability of Easy-Slide Operator to additional product lines in late 2021.