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Minneapolis Double-Hung Windows

Add Versatile Double-Hung Windows to Your Home

Minneapolis and its surrounding cities – St. Paul and Chanhassen – are dotted with modern and  traditionally designed homes such as the colonial two-story or contemporary ranch style homes popular in suburban neighborhoods. 

One design element common in both traditional and modern Minneapolis homes are double-hung windows. These versatile windows can effortlessly match a traditional or modern aesthetic. Double-hung windows also offer opening versatility. Unlike single-hung windows which can only be opened one way— by sliding the window up — double-hung windows can be opened up or down via the top and bottom sashes. This two-way opening allows for more air circulation and an easier way to clean your windows’ exterior. With its multi-opening options and  low-maintenance functionality, it’s not hard to see why Minneapolis homeowners choose double-hung windows. 

Commonly known as: double sash windows, sash windows, double-hung sash windows

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Transform your double-hung window into a timeless, multi-purpose design piece when you add stylish customizations. Popular Minneapolis personalizations include classic black frames, wood trim features, or grille patterns. Find more customizations here.

Grilles and Blinds

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern
  • Between-the-Glass Blinds


  • Classic Collection
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*Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Minneapolis Climate Recommendations

Minneapolis and surrounding areas like Excelsior, Eagan, or Blaine, are likely to experience all four seasons in a year. This means a range of weather conditions from cold, snowy winters to hot, humid summers. Discover how our windows are designed to help guard your home from harsh climate conditions.

Fluctuating Temperatures

Fluctuating Temperatures

Prepare for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers with Pella®? Impervia®?. This strong fiberglass, for both windows and patio doors, is durable enough to withstand extreme heat and subzero cold.

Low-E Protection

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.

Double-Pane Glass

Double-Pane Glass

Need to cut your energy costs? Invest in energy-efficient double-pane windows filled with insulating gas for added thermal efficiency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   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.

  •   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.

  •   Why should I choose vinyl windows?
    • Vinyl windows from Pella are low maintenance and can look great for years. Vinyl is an affordable yet quality material making it lighter on your wallet.

  •   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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