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Eastern Shore Double-Hung Windows

Versatile Double-Hung Windows Welcome Coastal Breezes Into Eastern Shore Homes

Along Delaware’s Eastern Shore, you’ll find a mix of beautiful historic homes and equally stunning new constructions. Some of these new homes were designed to look historic, while others embrace a contemporary style. From traditional Craftsmans in Milton and modern ranches in Lewes, to recently renovated waterfront Cape Cods in Rehoboth Beach and ultra-contemporary Shingle-styles in South Bethany — this architectural variety is no match for the adaptability and timelessness of double-hung windows.

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 Eastern Shore homeowners.

Commonly known as: sash windows, hung sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

Although architectural styles vary throughout the area, Eastern Shore residents continue to rely on double-hung windows. Here are a handful of ways they’re making this versatile style complement the look and feel of their homes.

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Recommended Customizations*

Whether you’re looking for that historic reinforcement or wanting to add a contemporary twist, how you customize your double-hung windows matters. Here are some options for Eastern Shore homes.


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Cross 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.

Eastern Shore Climate Recommendations

Homeowners along Delaware’s Eastern Shore experience all four seasons, with year-round precipitation. Summers here are hot and humid, although winters tend to be milder than more inland parts of the state. The following recommendations can help your Eastern Shore home withstand local climate conditions and maintain a comfortable environment year-round.

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Salty Air

In coastal areas like the Eastern Shore, windows are more vulnerable to corrosion from the salt in the air. With durable materials like fiberglass or vinyl, your double-hung windows can better maintain their integrity.

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Low-E Protection

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

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Durable Materials

Seasonal temperature fluctuations mean Eastern Shore homes experience it all — from warm, humid summers to chilly winters. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding is a resistant material that can stand up to the extremes in any season.

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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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