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Baltimore Double-Hung Windows

Timeless Double-Hung Windows Suit Variety of Baltimore-Area Home Styles

Established in 1729, Baltimore is one of the country’s oldest cities — and its architecture reflects it. From the Federal- and Italianate-style row houses of Baltimore proper to the spacious Colonials and brick Craftsmans of suburbs like Ellicott City and Towson, double-hung windows are a constant across Charm City homes.

Also known as sash windows, double-hung windows feature two operable sashes that slide vertically within the frame, so you can open the top or bottom sash for enhanced ventilation. Beyond the additional airflow, their ease-of-operation and timeless look make double-hung windows a popular pick among Baltimore homeowners.

Commonly known as: sash windows, hung sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

While Baltimore is home to many historic architectural styles, you’ll also find new, modern townhouses and contemporarily renovated traditional homes popping up more and more, especially in the suburbs. Luckily, versatile double-hung windows complement the variety of home styles found in and around the Baltimore area.

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Recommended Customizations*

Whether you’re wanting to reinforce your home’s historic integrity or emphasize its modernity, it all comes down to choosing the right features and customizations for your double-hung windows. Complex grille patterns and hardware finished in white, champagne or oil-rubbed bronze are some go-tos for traditional styles, while minimal, simple grille patterns and all-black hardware bring that contemporary twist.

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  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Cross Grille Pattern
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Special Grille Pattern
  • Top Row Grille Pattern


  • Classic Collection Spoon-Style Lock
  • Cam-Action Lock
  • Essential Collection Sash Lift
  • Rustic Collection Sash Lift

*Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Baltimore Climate Recommendations

Baltimore has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are notably hot and humid, while winters can get very chilly. The city experiences year-round precipitation — primarily rain — although heavier rains and even snow can be expected in the winter, thanks to the occasional nor’easter. Ensure your double-hung windows are equipped to weather the weather and keep things comfortable inside year-round with durable materials and comfort-enhancing features.

Fluctuating Temperatures

Diverse Climate

Prepare for fluctuating temperatures with Pella® Impervia®. This strong fiberglass is durable enough to withstand even the most extreme of temperature changes.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Windows with Low-E glass may help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and helping keep the heat in.

Double-Pane Glass

Double-Pane Glass

Need to cut your energy costs? Invest in energy-efficient dual-pane windows that fill with insulating gas for added thermal efficiency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   I need new windows. Where do I start?
  •   Why should I choose energy-efficient windows?
    • Choosing energy efficient windows is one of the most important considerations to realize a good return on investment for a window replacement. But there are a lot of factors, including proper installation, window material, and glass type that will eventually determine how much improved thermal performance and comfort you’ll see in your home. Learn more.

  •   What are the benefits of replacing my windows?
    • Energy efficiency, reduced noise and curb appeal are chief among the key benefits of replacing your windows. Learn more about how replacement windows can represent an investment in your home.

  •   How do I open the lower and/or upper sash of my vinyl double-hung window?
    • To open the lower sash on your double- or single-hung window, unlock the sash and push it up.

      To open the upper sash on your double hung window, you will first need to unlock the lower sash. Then, pull down on the top of the upper sash to lower it. The upper sash on a single hung window does not open or close.

      If the window becomes difficult to raise or lower, remove any deposits - such as grease, oil or stains - that may have come in contact with the weatherstrip, apply a small amount of concentrated fabric cleaner or carpet cleaner - such as Spray-n-Wash®, OxiClean® Fabric Cleaner or Resolve® Carpet Cleaner - to the weatherstrip. Scrub the cleaner into the weatherstrip with a toothbrush or similar applicator. Continue applying cleaner until the deposits are no longer visible. Rinse the weatherstrip with clean water, and dry with a paper towel. Pella also recommends using a dry silicone spray or a thin layer of paraffin wax such as Teflon Dry Lubricant or Gulf Wax.  Do not use oily lubricants; they attract dust and grime, which will eventually restrict the window's movement. Once you have cleaned the weatherstrip, check to make sure weatherstrip is aligned properly on the sides (or jambs) of the window. 

      To check weatherstrip alignment, tilt the sash toward you and firmly press on the weatherstrip until it is properly seated in the frame on both sides of the window. Then, tilt the window into its normal operating position and check for proper window operation.

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