Double Hung Windows

The most popular window type

If it seems like everyone in your neighborhood has double hung windows, that’s because they are the most popular window type in the U.S.  This type of window is composed of an upper and lower sash that can be moved up and down independently of each other, with each sash capable of being tilted inward for easy cleaning and maintenance. If you are replacing your home’s windows, particularly second-story windows where cleaning the window exteriors from the inside is preferable, double hung replacement windows are a great choice.

DESIGN BY Exterior Style

Coordinate your house shape and exterior building products

Double hung replacement windows are most common for these styles of homes.


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers

brands of Double Hung Windows

Flexibility in design options & budget

ProVia double hung replacement windows are available with a wide variety of options, depending on the brand you choose. Window options include clear, decorative or stained window glass, privacy or tinted glass, grids, interior blinds, and energy-efficient glass packages. Check out our window brands to explore the available options for each.

Isolated image of an Aeris™ double hung window with prairie-style grids, example of both wood and vinyl window materials; image in ProVia's best window brands comparison


Superior vinyl window construction paired with a beautiful wood-clad interior.
Isolated image of one of ProVia's Endure™ double hung top rated vinyl windows with grids on the top pane; image in ProVia's best window brands comparison


Stunning energy efficiency and the most options for colors, glass and more.
Isolated image of one of ProVia's Aspect™ double hung top rated vinyl windows with grids on the top pane; image in ProVia's best window brands comparison


Excellent mid-range window with high energy efficiency & sturdy construction.

Isolated image of a white ecoLite™ double hung vinyl window with grids on the top pane; image in ProVia's best window brands comparison


The best option for homeowners seeking a white, all-vinyl, economy-class window.

Want even more details to help you decide which of ProVia’s window brands is best for you? Take a look at our window brand comparison page, which includes a side-by-side comparison chart and a complete downloadable window comparison document to help you make your decision. 

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ProVia offers the most popular window styles you see in American homes, plus some that cater to very specific needs. We specialize in offering custom windows that meet exactly the design details, sizes, quality and budget you need. Learn more about our other window styles.


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