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Double-Hung Window Ideas for Your Harrisburg Home

Posted on July 26, 2022 in Pella Windows & Doors of Harrisburg

New addition on home with white double-hung window

An Introduction To Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are a favorite when it comes to replacement windows for Harrisburg homes. Double-hung windows are made up of two sashes: both are operable; you can lower the top and raise the bottom to let in the fresh air during those beautiful Pennsylvania summers. Their ease of use and improved ventilation are just two of the reasons people love double-hung windows.

For example, this homeowner was building an addition to their New Freedom, PA home. Because this is an addition, the windows needed to match the style of the rest of the house. Our wood double-hung windows were the best choice for the home; they offer remarkable energy efficiency and noise reduction performance. Double-hung windows are a classic choice because they go with many different home styles, which was true for this project too!

This window type is also one of the easiest to clean as both sashes tilt inward so that you can clean the interior and exterior of your windows without all the hassle. This cleaning process also makes double-hung windows great for the second floor. Another benefit of these windows is their versatility in style. For example, double-hung windows complement various home types, and we offer different style options, including multiple finishes and accessories like grilles.

Living room with three double-hung windows

Double-Hung Window Ideas

Grille Patterns

Grilles are a great way to create distinctive-looking windows. You can add them to your windows to match the architectural style of your home and increase visual interest. Grilles can also be used to achieve a traditional look and feel for your home by adding some charm. We offer a variety of grille patterns for our double-hung windows, including prairie, top row, Victorian, cross, New England and traditional grilles. We can also do custom grilles based on your home and design goals. We also offer integral light technology (ILT) grilles to help you maintain your home’s authentic traditional or historic design. As for placement, we can do removable grilles or grilles between the glass for easy cleaning and convenience.


Our various product lines have many finishes for you to choose from. For example, many people looking for a classic look choose a white window frame finish. A white finish can brighten your home and stand out against darker sidings or brick exteriors.

This Dillsburg, PA home added the finishing touches they were looking for with our white wood windows. Double-hung windows are functional and fit various aesthetics, and this home was no exception. The white double-hung windows complemented the stone accents and dark siding on the home’s exterior while also bringing in tons of natural light into the open concept home.

Another popular color is black. Black windows are a trend that keeps on shining! Black windows make a bold statement for your home and create a fantastic contrast, especially if you have white siding on your home’s exterior. If you choose wood replacement windows, staining the frames is an excellent option for showing off the natural beauty of the wood and adding warmth to your room. Wood accents can make the room feel livelier and can make your home pop when paired with plain walls.


Another feature you can add to your double-hung windows is shutters. Exterior shutters can help add to your double-hung window’s exterior and make it stand out. For example, you can add black shutters to the exterior of your double-hung windows to add more visual interest and curb appeal. Again, there are various colors and styles of shutters that you can choose from to bring together your home’s entire exterior.

White double-hung and picture window against stone home

Double-Hung Window Combinations

Double-hung windows don’t have to stand alone; they are great in combination with other windows. For example, adding a half-circle window above your double-hung windows can add interest to your home, create more glass space for natural light to come in and enhance the traditional look of your home. Another classic look on many houses is having three double-hung windows side by side. Doing this creates a large window space that offers ventilation and boosts natural lighting. You can also use double-hung windows with other window types like picture windows. For example, having a large picture window in the middle and double-hung windows on either side can create a unique look for brightening your rooms.             

This Lancaster homeowner was looking to bring a modern update to their historic home. They decided on a replacement double-hung and picture window combination for their front entrance. The windows also featured traditional grilles. Double-hung windows on either side of the larger picture window helped the homeowner achieve more natural light and ventilation.

Window Treatments for Double-Hung Windows

With double-hung windows being a popular choice in many different Harrisburg home styles, there are plenty of options for choosing a window treatment to go with your windows. Blinds and shades are superb for increasing privacy.  Common choices include long drapes and curtains that go down to the ground. You can choose blinds or shades, like Roman shades, to control the sunlight entering each room. Try using these window treatments together to create a two-tone effect.

It's no wonder why double-hung windows remain a popular choice among Pennsylvania homeowners. These windows offer so many benefits, and with the many options that we provide, you’re bound to find the best window for your home. Schedule your free in-home consultation to get started today.

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