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Kansas Double-Hung Windows

Traditional Style Makes Sash Windows Stand Out

Double-hung windows have a timeless look and functionality that has made them a favorite of homeowners for decades. They’ve been incorporated into the architecture of Kansas’ farm cottages, Victorian mansions and Craftsman bungalows.

Double-hung windows offer the distinct advantage of two operable sashes, which earned them the name of sash windows. With two sashes, you can better control the comfort of your home by opening both up for increased air circulation. The design also provides an advantage with cleaning. Double-hung windows tilt in so you can easily reach the outside of the glass from the inside of your home. 

Commonly known as: sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Cottage window style Cottage Style

    Cottage-style homes are similar to other traditional styles in that they emphasize ornate detail and character over symmetry and sleekness. In Kansas, they bring back the comforts of the small farm cottages that still remain in the rural parts of the state. Cottage-style double-hung windows are paired together with a mullion and square grilles to up the character of the home’s exterior. They might sit beneath an arch window or be tall and narrow to mirror the vertical look of the pitched roofs of Cottage-style houses.

  • Black double-hung windows Black Windows One of the few modern design trends that has stood out from Kansan’s preference for traditional features is black window trim. Black window frames are modern yet versatile, fitting color schemes of any combination. They look great on brick, stone and even dark exteriors. The classic look of a white house with black windows has made a comeback, melding the modern with the traditional.
  • Victorian style window Victorian Style

    Double-hung windows are a fixture of the Victorian architecture commonly spotted around Topeka. Whether they’re included as flankers in an oriel window or in a combination of triple or twin double-hung windows, they fit the gothic feel of the Victorian era. Victorian-style windows are narrow to create an illusion of height. Double-hung windows often had grilles or sat below arched windows to provide more architectural interest on the front of Victorian homes.

  • Energy efficient window Energy-Efficient Windows

    Homeowners in Kansas might be attracted to some more traditional styles, but they don’t want the drafty, cold environment that comes with owning an old home. Double-pane and triple-pane windows use multiple layers of glass that can make older homes more energy efficient. Upgrading from single-pane windows to ENERGY STAR-certified windows provides an average annual energy savings between $236 and $3661, depending on where you live in Kansas.

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.

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  • Classic Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Essential Collection


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

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

Kansas Climate Recommendations

Kansas’s Midwest location means it experiences a mix of all weather — heat waves, cold snaps, thunderstorms, hailstorms and snowstorms. Energy-efficient features can help your home weather the seasonal swings and maintain a more comfortable home climate.

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Double-Pane or Triple-Pane Windows

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

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection from the Kansas 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 additional 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 Kansas climate.

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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.

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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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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.