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Dayton Double-Hung Windows

Double Sash Windows are Timeless and Traditional

The history of Dayton can be found in the architecture of its homes — from the oldest Victorian-era Queen Anne homes of the Oregon District to the contemporary Craftsman homes in Five Oaks. Every neighborhood is rich with architectural interest and distinct style.

Double-hung windows have been the most popular window for years and can be found in all parts of the city. The separated look of a horizontal sash adds character and opens up design options to decorate the glass within each sash in different ways and fit a wide variety of architectural styles.

Commonly known as: sash windows, hung sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • double pane windows energy efficiency Craftsman-Style Windows

    Some of Dayton’s favorite historic neighborhoods have a plethora of Craftsman-style homes. The Grafton-Rockwood-Wroe Historic District in the Five Oaks neighborhood even requires Craftsman-style details in new developments to preserve the character of the area. Double-hung windows with grilles in a four-over-one or six-over-one pattern are a defining characteristic of Craftsman design.

  • Black double-hung windows Mid-Century Modern Design Whether it’s windows or furniture, Mid-century modern design is alive and well in the Dayton area. Many of the ranch-style homes built in the late 1940s through the 60s followed this style, which has seen a resurgence thanks to HGTV. Double-hung windows were popular in Mid-century modern homes and were often used in combinations to make large walls of glass. Wood windows with natural stains that contrast the other interior wood textures can accentuate your Mid-century modern style.
  • vinyl windows above the kitchen Victorian-Style Windows

    Dayton View, Grafton Hill, Huffman and South Park all have the recognizable look of the Victorian era. Bold exterior paint schemes, finely-detailed carvings and trim and bay windows are key features of Victorian style. A variety of windows were used to create unique, asymmetrical designs. Narrow double-hung windows used in combination with arch windows or in bay windows complement the distinct, vertical look of Victorian houses.

  • wood double hung windows in kitchen Energy-Efficient Windows

    Double-hung windows have long been an American favorite because both sashes can be opened for optimal air circulation. With modern advances, you can up the energy efficiency of your home and still get the traditional look and functionality. Most historic homes had windows with single panes of glass. In the northern United States, upgrading to ENERGY STAR-certified windows provides an average annual energy savings of $3661 when you’re replacing single-pane windows.

1According to information provided by Energy Star.

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Recommended Customizations1

Double-hung windows have two sashes, which provides twice the glass to add architectural details. Add grilles to the top sash only to fit classic Victorian and Craftsman styles. Keep the panes free of grids for Mid-century modern style windows.

The hardware on double-hung windows consists of sash lifts and window locks. Polished metals and white or matte black finishes complement a modern aesthetic while brass, bronze and rustic handles are more traditional. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern
  • Top Row Grille Pattern

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Dayton Climate Recommendations

Energy-efficient windows can help reduce your energy costs and keep your home comfortable in the variable Dayton climate. Low-E glass, multiple panes and vinyl frames are all options to boost your home’s energy efficiency.

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Double-Pane or Triple-Pane Glass

Double-hung windows with triple-pane or double-pane glass can help lower energy costs compared to single-pane windows. They provide extra insulation to help keep your home comfortable through all seasons.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection from the northern Ohio climate. Windows with Low-E insulating glass with argon help block the sun’s ultraviolet rays and provide balanced insulation.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl double-hung windows offer more energy efficiency and are reinforced to seal out the drafts and leaks common in older homes. They maintain their performance with less maintenance, an important consideration in the diverse Dayton climate.

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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Explore Your Options with an Expert

A Pella Windows & Doors of Dayton 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?
  •   Where can I find current installation instructions for my Pella windows, doors and installation accessories?
    • When installing Pella windows and doors, the instructions need to address each individual wall and/or construction type. Pella's Product Installation Guides and animated installation videos provide specific instructions for multiple installation scenarios. Printed instructions are no longer provided with most Pella products due to the numerous variations in construction types.

      Not able to find the installation instructions you need?  Contact Pella Customer Service at (877) 473-5527 so they can provide the installation instructions you're looking for.

  •   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?
  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows?
    • 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.

  •   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.


      • 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?
    • A soft cloth and mild cleaner may be used on most Pella hardware finishes. 

      Living finish Oil-Rubbed Bronze hardware will develop its own unique patina with use, care and handling. Simply wipe the hardware with a soft cloth so as not to damage the finish. The changing of color on the hardware is not a warranty issue.

      The solid brass hardware used on some previous vintages of Pella wood hinged (French) patio doors has a clear protective coating to prevent tarnishing. Download instructions to care for solid brass hardware.

      For additional information about how to properly care for your Pella windows and doors, refer to the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual.  

      For further assistance, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877)-473-5527.

  •   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.

  •   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 they can save you money. 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 of replacing your windows. Learn more about how replacement windows can represent an investment in your home.

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