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Philadelphia Double-Hung Windows

Timeless Double-Hung Windows for Historic Philly Homes

Philadelphia is a city rooted in American history — and not just political history, but architectural history as well. From the stately Victorian houses in Manayunk to the colonial architecture in Society Hill and the storied townhouses of Rittenhouse Square, the homes in The City of Brotherly Love have a timeless charm.

Double-hung windows are a common sight on many historic homes in the area, but are adored by homeowners of new and old homes alike for their ease-of-use and functionality. Double-hung windows feature two operable sashes — either the bottom sash slides up, the top sash slides down, or both sashes slide open a bit for maximum air circulation. Double-hung window sashes also tilt inward making it easy to clean the outside of your window. 

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • White double-hung windows with traditional grille pattern Double-Hung Window Sizes

    Small double-hung windows — as small as 23.5 inches by 14.5 inches — are excellent options for smaller rooms or spaces where privacy is a concern. Large double hung windows — as large as 96 inches by 48 inches — are excellent choices for areas where you want to let in abundant light or ample airflow. All Pella double-hung windows are built-to-order in a range of standard sizes so you can be sure to find the right fit for your home.

  • White vinyl double-hung windows Vinyl Double-Hung Windows Vinyl double-hung windows are not only easy to use but low-maintenance as well. Pella’s easy-care vinyl products are available in a number of interior finish options and require no additional painting or staining. Vinyl double-hung replacement windows are a durable, energy-efficient, and budget-friendly option for updating your Philadelphia charmer.
  • Wood double-hung windows Wood Double-Hung Windows

    Enjoy the natural beauty of wood with wood double-hung windows. Wood double-hung windows are common sights on historic homes as wood was the only window frame material used for years. Modern wood windows help maintain a home’s historical integrity, but have the added benefit of being much more energy efficient than their predecessors, with double- and triple-pane insulating glass options available.

  • Black Double-Hung Windows Black Double-Hung Windows

    Black window frames are no longer reserved for the most contemporary of homes. In fact, black windows are a popular way to update traditional homes. Black windows add visual appeal to homes of all kinds, whether a striking contrast against a white Colonial or a natural extension of a home with dark siding. Pella wood, fiberglass, and vinyl double-hung windows are all available in a black finish.

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Recommended Customizations*

When it comes to customizing your double-hung window, consider grille patterns to enhance the traditional look on a historic home, or skip them altogether for uninterrupted sightlines and a more contemporary look. For more traditional homes, like many of the Colonial, Victorian, and Cape Cod-style homes around Philadelphia, consider hardware in timeless finishes like bright or antique brass.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern 
  • Custom Grille Pattern

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

Philadelphia Climate Recommendations

Philadelphia experiences all four seasons, with hot, muggy summers and cold, unpredictable winters. Double-hung windows with Low-E insulating glass with argon provide balanced insulation to help keep your home comfortable no matter what storms develop off the mid-Atlantic coast.

Durable materials

Durable Materials

Philadelphia weather brings humidity and precipitation. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding and vinyl can stand up to all seasons and continue to perform in the Delaware Valley climate.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from the cold winters and muggy summers in Philadelphia.

double or triple pane glass

Double or Triple Pane Glass

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

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.

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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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A Pella Windows & Doors of Philadelphia 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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Double-Hung Window Projects in Philadelphia

From Allentown to Cherry Hill, see how homeowners around the Delaware Valley are incorporating double-hung windows into their homes.

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