Double Hung Window Replacement

Double Hung Window Replacement2018-10-19T14:04:56+00:00

Double Hung replacement windows can be replaced in one of three ways:

  • Sash replacement – only the operable parts of the window are replaced with new tracks and new sashes. Only the interior stop is removed and replaced during the install.
  • Pocket window – a fully assembled window fits into your existing frame. Trim is not disturbed. Only the interior stop is removed and replaced during the install.
  • Full Tear Out – the entire window frame and all is replaced with a new one. New interior trim is needed usually along with paint touch up on interior walls.

Replacement Windows: Paintable exterior choices (Wood or CPVC)

Sierra Pacific offers unmatched beauty in their sash replacement systems and has a full line of other replacement options

  • 20-year wood rot warranty
  • 20-year glass warranty
  • Innovative H3 product eliminates frame rot and has high thermal performance
  • 75 colors and textures available on the Aluminum Clad products

Windsor’s Revive line offers a primed wood exterior or a sash made from CPVC that is shaped to look like a wood window.

  • Primed wood features a recessed sash lock and tilt latches to clean the window
  • CPVC NEVER needs painting if you want it white.
  • Windsor Windows use Cardinal LoE366 glass as standard – up to 30% better at keeping out heat!
  • Multiple grille options from between glass to permanent bars that look like original true divided lites
  • Available in ALL 3 installation types: pocket, sash replacement and full tear-out.

Replacement Windows: Clad Wood

Clad windows are wood windows with a skin of prefinished aluminum over the exterior to eliminate painting.

Loewen Clad Double Hung windows are made from Laminated Douglas Fir and have a thick, extruded aluminum cladding on the exterior of the sash and frame.

  • Extruded cladding is painted with Kynar finish to AAMA 2605 with a 20yr warranty
  • 72 finishes are available for the exterior
  • Douglas Fir for all wood components – laminated to reduce warp
  • 20-year warranty against wood rot
  • Loewen uses special glass venting system to limit glass failure – 20-yr glass warranty
  • High-Performance weatherstripping to seal out air better
  • Double Hungs have concealed jambliners meaning no plastic tracks
  • Historic Spoon lock on Double Hung window operates the tilt mechanism
  • Full Tear Out only due to the high-performance nature of the product

Windsor Clad Double Hung windows

  • Extruded Cladding painted with a tough, powder-coat finish – 20yr warranty
  • 42 total color options on cladding
  • Windsor Windows use Cardinal LoE366 glass as standard – up to 30% better at keeping out heat!
  • Multiple grille options from between glass to permanent bars that look like original true divided lites
  • Available in ALL 3 installation types: pocket, sash replacement and full tear-out.
  • Concealed jambliners are available on Full Tear-Out installations

Replacement Windows: Vinyl

Vinyl windows have a sash and frame made from vinyl extrusions that are welded together in the corners. These are usually the most economical of the choices available, but also the most limited in options.

Windsor Vinyl Double Hung and Single Hung Windows

  • Limited Lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship covers Vinyl Frame AND the glass!
  • Super Spacer reduces heat and cold conduction, meeting or exceeding ENERGY STAR guidelines in all zones.
  • Thick, multi-chambered extrusions add strength and decrease air infiltration while allowing for seasonal expansion and contraction.
  • Excessive rain and condensation concerns are alleviated by our drainage system, which prevents build ups by directing water away toward the exterior
  • Cardinal LoE 366 Insulating glass is standard and 30% better at keeping the heat out than regular LoE windows. Dual LoE coatings are available for colder climates also.
  • Divided lite options include GBG (Grille Between Glass) and SDL (Simulated Divided Lites) where bars are on the outside of the glass – either exterior only or both sides
  • Available in Pocket installation or Full Tear-Out installation for replacing aluminum windows

Norandex Vinyl Double Hung and Single Hung Windows

  • Lifetime warranty on vinyl
  • Lifetime glass breakage warranty available
  • Multi-chambered extrusion for energy efficiency
  • Warm-edge spacer technology to reduce condensation and reduce failure in glass
  • LoE glass is standard. Ultra LoE is available as upgrade.
  • GBG grilles only on 3000 series. 1 1/8” SDL available on 6000 and 8000 series only.
  • Available in Pocket window or Full Tear Out installations – especially well-suited for replacing aluminum windows

Measuring Your Own Windows

If you’re comfortable measuring your own windows to be replaced with a Double Hung style, please download this document with some helpful guidelines.

Windsor Measurement Guidelines

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