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Double-Hung Windows Enhance Philadelphia Home Styles

posted by Jennifer Erisman on July 11, 2022 in Philadelphia

Home exterior with white Pella double-hung windows.

With so many different styles and window types, it’s hard to choose the one that’s right for your home. 

Double-hung windows are one of the most popular choices for Philadelphia homeowners for a reason. Their functionality, energy efficiency and customizable style make them a top choice. At Pella of Philadelphia, we can help you find the best double-hung window for your home.

Let's look at the different aspects of our double-hung window options to help you understand their benefits.

Double-Hung Window Options

Double-hung windows are common for many homes throughout Philadelphia — especially historic and traditional-style ones. Double-hung windows are easy to use and clean. You can lift double-hung windows to open from the bottom, and the top sash can also be pulled down for added ventilation. The sashes can also tilt inward for easy cleaning of the exterior.

Replacing your windows with Pella means that you can maintain the look of your historic or traditional-style home while also improving its function and performance. We offer double-hung windows in various materials, including wood, vinyl and fiberglass. We can help replicate the original design of your double-hung windows while improving your home's energy efficiency with innovations like triple-pane glass.

Window Grilles

Grilles are a great way to add design interest while maintaining your window's energy efficiency. Grilles are also a fantastic way to add charm and a traditional look to your home.

Many traditional homes feature uniform windows with grilles on them. We offer various grid patterns for your windows, including traditional and prairie patterns. We also have integrated light grilles to help you achieve a historical look.

Kitchen with wood stain, double-hung windows.

Finishes

Staining your wood windows is a fabulous way to add warmth and a natural feel to your home. Staining also enhances the natural beauty of wood. Our wood windows have beautiful craftsmanship, and what better way to show off the beauty of wood than with a natural stain?

For example, this beautifully remodeled kitchen features our naturally stained wood double-hung windows. The wood windows pair amazingly with the marble countertops and white cabinets of the kitchen. The windows also work well with the wood furniture and give the space an overall warmth.

White double-hung windows are also a classic choice as they go with many different home styles and color schemes. For example, we installed white wood double-hung windows that upgraded the energy efficiency and aesthetics of a brick home in Wilmington, Delaware. The white wood windows also worked well with the home's black shutters to contrast with this traditional home.

Traditional-style white house with black double-hung windows.

Black windows continue to trend. Adding a black finish to your double-hung windows can modernize them and make a bold statement for your home. 

For example, this homeowner in New Hope, Philadelphia (pictured above) wanted to modernize their colonial home. So we replaced all of their windows with our black-clad and black-stained double-hung windows while keeping the home's colonial style the same and preserving its historical integrity. At the same time, the black finish modernized the home, creating a fantastic contrast against its white siding.

Screens

Windows screens are a helpful option for allowing fresh air into your home while keeping out bugs. Our window screens create an optimized view and maximize the light and ventilation coming into your home.

We offer various innovative screens, including our integrated Rolscreen, hidden screen and InView window screen — which is practically invisible from the street and is excellent for improving your home's curb appeal.

Close up of white double-hung window featuring cam-action lock.

Hardware

You can choose the style of your window handles, locks and other hardware to match your window or home's style. Our hardware comes in various finishes and looks to match your aesthetic. For example, double-hung windows can feature cam-action locks or sash lifts.

In our energy-efficient wood double-hung windows, you can choose from finishes like white, black, brown or champagne or upgrade to satin nickel or satin brass.

Trim

Window trim is another option when thinking about the style of your home. We offer different trim options, including colonial, craftsman, ranch and provincial.

Colonial trim is true to traditional style with elements of simplicity and symmetry. Our craftsman trim has a lasting influence with attention to detail and decorative features. Ranch trim gives you smooth transitions and a low profile. Provincial trim offers curved arches and soft lines to complement styles from simple to extravagant. 

It's clear to see why replacement double-hung windows are a top choice for many homeowners in Philadelphia. If you're ready to get started on your Philadelphia home's replacement double-hung window project, schedule a free in-home consultation today.

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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.