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Double-Hung Windows Offer Classic Style and Performance Solutions

posted by Jennifer Erisman on December 05, 2022 in Pittsburgh

White double-hung windows in living room

Double-hung windows are a popular and classic choice for many Pittsburgh homeowners because of their style and benefits.

et’s dive into the many positive aspects of double-hung windows and how you can make them match your aesthetic.

Benefits of Double-Hung Windows for Pittsburgh Homes

Energy Efficiency

Our double-hung windows are available in several of our energy-efficient product lines. For example, our Lifestyle Series wood windows and our 250 Series vinyl windows are ENERGY STAR certified and can be made in the double-hung window style. Since Pittsburgh experiences all four seasons, energy efficiency is vital for your home to provide you with year-round comfort and can help lower your utility bill. 

Ease of Use

Double-hung windows are easy to use. You can seamlessly lift either sash to open them. Double-hung windows also have convenient and easy-to-use locks to secure your windows closed. Another great benefit of double-hung windows is that they are easy to clean! Because both sashes are operable, they can easily be tilted inward so you can clean the inside and outside of the windows. This mechanism is great for windows on the second floor of your Pittsburgh home, which would otherwise be hard to clean on the outside.

Ventilation

Your double-hung windows can be opened from the top and bottom sash to create ventilation in two different areas. These operable windows can bring fresh air into your home. You can also add one of our innovative window screens to allow for more convenient airflow. For example, adding our Hidden Screen to vinyl double-hung windows provides easy storage, convenience and functionality.

Kids room with double-hung windows

There are several rooms in your Pittsburgh home that double-hung windows can accommodate best, including offices, bedrooms and living rooms. These rooms can benefit from the many positives of double-hung windows, including illuminating your home with natural light, allowing for air circulation and being accessible for everyone to use. But double-hung windows aren’t just great for their interior benefits; they are also ideal for adding curb appeal to your home. For example, adding double-hung windows to the front of your home can enhance its traditional look and create a symmetrical look that many traditional homes have.

Style Options for Double-Hung Windows

The great thing about double-hung windows is that you can opt for finishes, accessories and combinations that fit your home’s aesthetic. For example, a black finish can give you a contemporary look, while a natural stain on wood double-hung windows can bring warmth to a room. Choosing a fiberglass double-hung window can give you a sleek design that will epitomize a modern home.

Another popular addition to double-hung windows is grilles. Grille patterns can add charm to your traditional home. We have various grille pattern options, including traditional, top-row and custom grilles. Using double-hung windows in multiples can create a unique look for your home and increase the benefits. For example, you can include multiple double-hung windows side-by-side to enhance natural light and ventilation.

Window Treatments for Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows can accommodate many different styles and types of window treatments. For example, you can choose from popular options like blinds, shades or curtains. We offer between-the-glass blinds and shades for our Lifestyle Series windows, including double-hung windows. This innovation is great because of the cordless operation, the various beautiful blind and shade colors and the option for motorized shades.

Curtains are also an excellent option for double-hung windows. Double-hung windows are a classic style, and so are curtains as a window treatment. There are many colors, textures and lengths of curtains that can enhance your home’s aesthetic.

Three white double-hung windows on brick home

Pittsburgh Homeowners Love Double-Hung Windows

Take a look at some of the ways homeowners in your local area have used double-hung windows to improve their homes:

This Erie, PA, homeowner wanted to add more function and ventilation to the front of their home. We installed three double-hung windows so they could easily be raised and lowered to let more fresh air in during the warmer months. The new vinyl double-hung windows also added amazing curb appeal to the front of the home.

This State College, PA, home had old, damaged and drafty windows. Our team replaced them with new energy-efficient vinyl windows. The new double-hung windows significantly improved the home’s curb appeal and functionality.

This Warrendale, PA, homeowner needed to replace their old inefficient windows throughout the house. We installed new wood double-hung windows in various rooms in the house to provide the homeowner with energy efficiency, ease of use and ventilation.

Windows are an essential part of your home, and double-hung windows are a great option for many Pittsburgh homeowners. Learn more about these windows and get started on your replacement windows today by scheduling a free in-home consultation with a Pella representative.

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