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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.

Product Lines

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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Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Essential Collection

Grilles

  • 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.

double pane glass

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.

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 and Doors 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?
  •   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?
    • 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.

      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?
    • 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 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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