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Pittsburgh Double-Hung Windows

Timeless Double-Hung Windows for Pittsburgh Homes

Double-hung windows, commonly known as sash windows, consist of two operable sashes that slide vertically within the window frame. This flexibility allows homeowners to open either the top or bottom half of the window completely or open each half part-way. Sash windows are some of the oldest styles of operable windows, and double-hung windows remain one of the most popular window styles. 

In Pittsburgh, double-hung windows fit right in with the area’s traditional Colonial, Cape Cod, and Tudor-style homes. Whether looking for an authentic replacement on a storied Tudor in Squirrel Hill or building new in North Fayette, with the timeless charm of double-hung windows and the variety of modern-day materials and finishes available, Steel City homeowners can find a window that meets their needs. 

Commonly known as: sash windows, hung sash windows

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • casement "double-hung" windows Casement “Double-Hung” Windows

    Some homeowners enjoy the look of traditional double-hung windows but prefer the functionality of a casement window. A casement window operates outward via a crank and can extend fully for optimal airflow. Using a grille pattern can help customize a casement window to more closely resemble a double-hung or create uniformity among different window styles.

  • Black double-hung windows Black Double-Hung Windows Black window and door frames are increasing in popularity among homeowners of all types. Once associated only with the most contemporary of homes, black double-hung windows are appearing on even more traditional styles of homes. Whether made from wood, fiberglass, or vinyl, all Pella double-hung windows are available in a black finish to refresh your Pittsburgh-area home in style.
  • double hung window sizes Double-Hung Window Sizes

    Whether you need a small double-hung window for a petite or private space, or a large double-hung window to highlight an expansive view, double-hung windows are available in a range of sizes. You can find vinyl double-hung windows as small as 23.5 inches by 14.5 inches and gorgeous Architect Series wood windows as large as 96-inches by 48 inches, for the right size and style to match your home and your budget.

  • double hung window materials Double-Hung Window Materials

    Double-hung windows are available in all Pella window product lines. And each product line is offered in a variety of interior finishes to suit the style of your home. Whether it’s the classic beauty of wood you seek, the durability of fiberglass, or the energy-efficiency of vinyl, there’s a Pella double-hung window available in the material that meets your specific needs.

Product Lines


Recommended Customizations*


Northeastern New Jersey is home to many different styles of homes. Whether a pre-war Colonial or a new farmhouse, consider how different grille patterns and hardware styles and finishes can enhance the look of your double-hung windows. Between-the-glass grilles in a traditional pattern and brass hardware might help maintain the timeless look of a historic home while matte black hardware and a custom grille pattern might make a more modern statement.

Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Essential Collection

Grilles

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern 
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Cross Grille Pattern 
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Top Row Grille Pattern

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

Pittsburgh Climate Recommendations


ike the rest of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh experiences four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be warm and semi-humid while winters are cold and snowy. Thanks to the city’s location on the windward side of the Appalachian Mountains, ample precipitation is expected year-round. Prepare your double-hung windows for extreme fluctuations in temperature with Low-E insulating glass.

durable materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with aluminum cladding and fiberglass can help stand up to extreme weather. Vinyl can help mitigate the expansion and contraction of windows in the severe heat and cold seen in the area.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from colder winters and warm summers.

double pane or triple pane glass

Double-Pane or Triple-Pane Glass

Cut your energy costs with more panes of glass. Invest in energy-efficient double- or triple-pane windows that fill 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.

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 & Doors of Pittsburgh 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?
  •   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.

Pittsburgh Double-Hung Window Projects


Take a look at the variety of double-hung window styles Pittsburgh-area homeowners are using to update their homes.

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