• Double Hung windows
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Double Hung Windows

Double Hung windows are commonly used in traditional homes but also a beautiful choice in contemporary designs. Double hung windows are the most popular window type. The bottom sash can slide up and the top sash can slide down to provide maximum ventilation. Simultaneously opening both sashes allows warm air that has risen to escape out the top while cooler air flows in through the bottom sash. Windows can also be configured as a Single Hung window, in which only the bottom sash can be opened.

Types of Double Hung Windows
  • Single Hung windows. This window delivers the traditional look, but only the bottom sash can be opened. In general, single hung windows are a less expensive option than a similarly sized double hung window.
  • Cottage windows. A double hung window with a smaller sash on top and a larger sash on the bottom. The top sash may have divided lites while the bottom can have none.
  • Oversize / Magnum. Double hung windows are available in sizes up to 5 feet wide or 10 feet high for maximum views. These tend to appear in commercial buildings such as schools, office buildings, and churches.
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Features

Tilt in cleaning

Safety Control Devices: Window Opening Control Devices for safety to limit how much the window can open

Impact Zone Rated IZ Impact Zone rated option against high winds

Hardware Options: Latch hardware styles and colors to compliment your décor

Interior/Exterior Colors: Choose different interior and exterior colors to match your style

Design Considerations

Materials
Wood
Steel
Aluminum
Fiberglass
Wood & Fiberglass
Grid Options
Authentic divided lite grid option
Authentic Divided Lite (ADL)

An original style window with separate pieces of glass glazed between dividing muntin bars

Simulated divided lite (SDL)
Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)

Energy efficient method to achieve the ADL appearance. Bars are permanently adhered to both sides of the glass

Grilles-Between-the-Glass
Grilles-Between-the-Glass

Grilles are permanently installed between the glass panes for a smooth exterior, low maintenance and easier cleaning. Choose from numerous grille patterns for the style you want

Screens

Choose half-screen or full screen options.
Select the mesh color and pattern that meets your style and provides the desired amount of transparency. In some cases, select a retractable screen that is nearly invisible when retracted into the frame.

Bright bronze wire screen mesh

Bright - Bronze

Bright aluminum wire screen mesh

Bright - Aluminum

Black aluminum wire screen mesh

Black - Aluminum

Charcoal aluminum wire screen

Charcoal - Aluminum

Charcoal fiberglass screen mesh

Charcoal - Fiberglass

Charcoal high transparency screen mesh

Charcoal - High Transparency

Installation Types
Insert window installation
Full Frame

The old window is removed down to the studs and a completely new window frame is installed into the rough opening.

Full-frame installation
Insert

New double hung windows are installed within the existing frame, so only the old sashes, hardware and covers are replaced. The current frame needs to be in good condition to maximize efficiency and performance.

Glass
Dual pane window

Dual Pane
Dual pane windows have two panes of glass with insulating gas between them, significantly reducing energy costs.

Tripane window diagram

Triple Pane
Tripane windows have three panes of glass with insulating gas between them. In addition to improved energy efficiency, tripane windows can reduce outside noise to keep your home peaceful and undisturbed.

Low-E Coatings Stacked

Low-E Coating
The Low E coating is specially designed to take advantage of the angle of the winter and summer sun. The sun’s rays are absorbed in the cooler months to keep your home warmer and reflected in the summer to keep your home cooler.

Decorative Glass
Frosted glass
Frosted
Glue chip glass
Glue Chip
Obscure glass
Obscure
Rain glass
Rain
Sandblasted glass
Sandblasted
Grooved glass
Grooved
Beveled glass
Beveled Sound Abatement
Tempered Glass
Tempered glass in bathroom

Tempered Glass is often used in bathrooms for safety reasons. The panels are heated and then cooled rapidly in a controlled environment, making the glass several times stronger than regular glass.

Tempered glass in a bathroom

Tempered Glass is ideal for use over bathtubs and in showers where if glass were to shatter, it will break into small pieces so as not to harm any occupants. Tempered glass is used in cars for the same reason.

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Double hung windows in upstairs lounge
Double hung windows in kitchen
Double hung windows in dining room
Double hung windows in kitchen
Exterior photo of double hung windows

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