Columbus Double-Hung Windows

Classic Double-Hung Design Still Fits Modern Styles

In the rapidly-growing Columbus area, housing trends are shifting away from the historic roots of the college town and moving toward more modern designs. Double-hung windows have long been the favorite of American homes, so their timeless look and functionality complement houses old and new.

Double-hung windows are similar to single-hung windows, with one big difference: they have two operable sashes instead of one. That small difference unlocks additional functionality. You can open both sashes for improved air circulation at the top and bottom of the window. And the sashes tilt inward for easy cleaning of the outside of the glass.

Commonly known as: sash windows, double sash windows, double-hung sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • double pane windows bring efficiency Energy-Efficient Windows

    The classic look and design of double-hung windows has been a favorite of homeowners for decades. But modern double-hung windows are more energy efficient. Instead of a traditional single-pane window, you can upgrade to double-pane or triple-pane double-hung windows. These energy-efficient options combine multiple layers of glass with insulating glass between the panes to create a barrier between your home and the Columbus weather. Double-hung vinyl windows are 54%-83% more energy efficient with triple-pane glass compared to a single pane window.1

  • casement window sizes Mid-Century Modern Windows Columbus saw a similar growth spurt in the 1950s and 1960s, increasing in population by more than 40 percent in that time. Mid-century modern design was the trend of the day, so many Columbus homes still feature the era’s ranch and split-level floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows and simple style. Neighborhoods such as Whitehall and Upper Arlington are known for their Mid-century modern homes. Double-hung windows are popular in these houses because the horizontal sashes provide clean lines and highlight the flat architecture.
  • black window frames Black Window Frames

    Black window trim is one of the biggest trends in modern home decor. On the interior, black window frames are simple yet elegant, framing the scenery outside like an art piece on the wall. On the exterior, black windows complement nearly any color scheme. Black double-hung windows add emphasis to Mid-century modern and modern style homes by drawing attention to the sleek lines and walls of glass.

  • between the glass blinds Wood Windows

    Wood windows are welcoming and comforting, a characteristic preferred by homes from the Victorian era through Mid-century modern style. Wood double-hung windows provide natural beauty and natural insulating properties. You can preserve the natural look with a stain that brings out the wood grain. Or choose black interior and exterior wood frames for a more modern aesthetic.

1Improved window energy efficiency calculated in a computer simulation using RESFEN 5.0 default parameters for a 2,000-square-foot existing single-story home when comparing a Pella 350 Series vinyl window with InsulShield Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass with argon to a single-pane wood or vinyl window. For more details see pella.com/methodology.

Product Lines


Recommended Customizations*


Modern homes are sleek and minimalist, so the double-hung windows should match. Keep the panes unobstructed to emphasize the glass and maximize the natural light. The sash hardware on double-hung windows isn’t as clean and angular as other designs, but polished metals and white or matte black handles complement the look.

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock White

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock White

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Matte Black

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Matte Black

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Satin Nickel

Classic Collection - Spoon-Style Lock Satin Nickel

Classic Collection - Sash Lift White

Classic Collection - Sash Lift White

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Matte Black

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Matte Black

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Satin Nickel

Classic Collection - Sash Lift Satin Nickel

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock White

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock White

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Matte Black

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Matte Black

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Satin Nickel

Essential Collection - Cam-Action Lock Satin Nickel

Essential Collection - Sash Lift White

Essential Collection - Sash Lift White

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Matte Black

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Matte Black

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Satin Nickel

Essential Collection - Sash Lift Satin Nickel

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

Columbus Climate Recommendations


Columbus sits between flat plains and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so the weather can bring anything. Severe thunderstorms, blizzards and freezing cold occur alongside more moderate summertime temps. Protecting your windows and home from the elements can help keep you comfortable throughout all seasons.

Rainy Weather

Durable Materials

Columbus weather brings waves of humidity and precipitation. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding and vinyl can stand up to all seasons and continue to perform in the Ohio River Valley climate.

doube or triple pane glass

Double-Pane or Triple-Pane Glass

Cut your energy costs with more panes of glass. Energy-efficient sash windows with double-pane or triple-pane glass are filled with insulating gas for added thermal efficiency.

low e protection winter

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from the cool winters and moderate summers in Columbus.

Why Choose Pella?


Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows and Doors of Columbus expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  •   I need new windows. Where do I start?
  •   What factory-prefinished stain and paint colors are available on Pella products?
    • Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor.  Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.

      As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.

      Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.

      Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.

      Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.

  •   How do I apply paint or stain to my Pella wood windows and patio doors?
    • Learn how to paint your wood interior finish, prepare products for finishing, finish removable grilles, select the right paint or stain and more in the Pella Help Library.

  •   Which window style best fits my home?
  •   What general maintenance is required for my Pella windows and patio doors?
    • Pella recommends you inspect your windows and patio doors at least annually as part of a home checkup. Maintenance can prolong the life of your Pella windows and doors and will help ensure maximum warranty coverage.

      As needed, clean, repaint or restain your windows and patio doors, and recaulk around them to help maintain optimal performance. Also, be sure to regularly check for leaks and improper drainage above or around vents and sprinkler systems that may subject your windows and patio doors to prolonged water exposure.

      Review the Maintenance section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly maintain the interior and exterior of your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows and doors?
    • Stained Wood Interior Finish – Pella strongly recommends the use of a good-quality pre-stain wood conditioner before staining Pella windows and patio doors to reduce the possibility of a blotchy-looking, uneven finish. Ask your paint or finishing professional to recommend a pre-stain wood conditioner, a stain and a finishing coat that are compatible.

      Painted Wood Interior Finish – The most important consideration to make when choosing your paint is good blocking resistance — the ability of a paint to resist sticking. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a window or door that sticks shut, even after the paint has dried. Ask your qualified paint professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't simply rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection. Expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Also, ask your paint professional to recommend a wood primer and paint that are compatible and whether sanding is required between coats of paint.

      Explore the factory pre-finish options available for Pella's wood products.

  •   Where can I get paint or stain to match the interior and exterior of my Pella products?
    • Paints and stains for Pella products are available in quarts and gallons via special order through Lowe's stores or your local Pella Window and Door Showroom. You will need to provide the color of the paint or stain that you need to place an order.

      Or you may take the color or stain desired along with the substrate you are trying to match to your local Sherwin-Williams® or home improvement store and have them custom match the color.

      If you don't have a Pella paint chip or just need a small bottle of touch up paint or stain for dings and scratches, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877) 473-5527 for further assistance.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the Finishing section of your Pella Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella products.

  •   How do I clean my Pella windows and patio doors? What can I use to clean them?
    • Clean the interior and exterior frame surfaces with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Stubborn stains and deposits may be removed with mineral spirits. Or Pine-Sol® can be applied with a clean, dry cloth or towel. Do not use abrasives. Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. Should you need it, touch-up paint is available at the Pella Window and Door Showroom nearest you.

      Clean the window sill using the brush attachment on a vacuum and vacuum off any debris.

      It is normal for water to accumulate in the sill and track. On products with weep holes, the water is intended to drain to the outside via the drainage or "weep" holes.

      • To clean the weep (drainage) system, check to make sure that the weep holes are clear of obstruction (dirt, sand, or building materials).
      • To clean the weep holes, use a small, soft brush to clear the opening. Weep holes may be located both inside and outside the window in the bottom of the frame. If the window is "stacked," there may be weep holes between the units.

      WARNINGS:

      • Do not use abrasive or caustic solvents as they may damage your windows or patio doors.
      • Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. 
      • Do not power-wash.

      Review the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly clean your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I clean and restore shine to the handles and hardware on my windows and doors?
  •   How do I choose the type of glass for my Pella windows and doors?
    • Choosing the right glass can make a big difference in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Pella's InsulShield Low-E Glass Collection offers our most innovative and energy-saving choices — and is designed to meet a variety of specific needs. Whatever your climate, we make it easy to choose the glass that's just right for you.

      Pella offers the energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® certification in all 50 states. Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states. Learn more about Pella's energy efficient glass options.

  •   How do I take the screen off my casement or awning windows?
    • To remove the screen from your casement or awning window, follow the instructions for your particular style, as outlined in the Pella Windows and Patio Doors Operator's Manual.

      Architect Series®, Pella® 450 Series, Pella Impervia® Windows

      Removing the screen from the interior of the house/building requires two hands. Pivot the screen latch clips out of the grooves on the side of the window frame. While holding the screen latches securely, carefully bring the screen into the house/building.

      Installing the screen from the interior of the house/building also requires two hands. Make sure the screen handle and screen latch clips are facing the interior, and then position the screen in the window frame. Pivot the screen latch clips into the grooves on the sides of the window frame to hold the screen in place.

      Designer Series®

      Remove the screen as described above. To install the screen, follow the steps above, then move the screen handle sliding connector so it aligns with the shade handle on your hinged glass panel. The two handles will latch together so you can operate your blinds or shades.

      Pella 350 Series, Pella 250 Series, Encompass by Pella®, ThermaStar by Pella®

      Removing the screen from the interior of the house/building requires two hands. To remove the screen, pull the plungers, tabs or locks located on the screen frame inward and out of the slots in the window frame. Grab the screen frame securely, then carefully bring the screen into the house/building.

      Installing the screen from the interior of the house/building also requires two hands. To install the flat screen, place the screen in the window opening. Pull the plunger inward while pushing the screen into the window. Then re-engage the plunger in the slots on the sides of the window

  •   How do I remove the hardware from my casement or awning windows?
    • To remove the lock lever from your casement or awning window:

      1. Open the window to its widest point.
      2. Place the lock lever down, in the locked position.
      3. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the exposed opening on the exterior of the window at the point where the lever and lock cam meet.
      4. Turn the screwdriver 1/4 turn to the right, pulling the lock lever out at the same time.
      5. To reinstall, simply snap the lever back into place.

      To remove the roto cover for the crank handle from your casement or awning window:

      1. Unfold the handle.
      2. Loosen the set screw with a flat-blade screwdriver. Make note of the position of the handle, and then remove the screw. You'll want to replace the handle in the same position after you reinstall the cover.
      3. Grasp the roto cover and pull it straight back. You'll feel some resistance as you are pulling.

      To replace the roto cover:

      1. Align the cover in the original position and push it back into the bracket.
      2. Reinstall the handle and tighten the set screw.

      For a video tutorial on how to remove hardware, visit the Pella Help Library.

  •   What type of glass is energy efficient?
    • Choosing the right glass for your products is an important decision. No matter where you live, Pella offers you the right options. Learn more about the innovative energy-saving glass options available from Pella, each designed for specific climates.

  •   What is ENERGY STAR®?
    • ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Pella's commitment to ENERGY STAR extends to product design, testing, consumer education, sales, marketing, public outreach, product labeling, specification development and training.

  •   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 makes Pella’s windows energy efficient?
    • Pella provides top energy-saving glass and exceeds the standards for energy efficiency. Learn more about how Pella creates advanced energy efficient windows.

  •   How can I save money when replacing windows?
    • If you're wondering whether replacement windows are worthwhile, consider all the ways you can save money on your replacement. Benefits from tax credits and rebates, energy savings, improving the resale value of your home, less time and money spent on maintenance and convenient cleaning are among the chief reasons to replace your windows. Learn more.

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

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