Double Hung Replacement Windows in Cleveland & Columbus Ohio
If your windows are hard to open, difficult to clean and letting in drafts the time is right to explore replacement windows for your Cleveland or Columbus home. With replacement double hung windows you’ll not only enjoy energy efficient sashes to save energy costs, but can get windows which tilt in for easy cleaning – with designs to ramp up the curb appeal of your home.
Reduce heating and cooling costs – If your existing windows are drafty and have deteriorated wood frames, a vinyl replacement double hung window can help cut your heating and cooling bills. Ask about features like argon and krypton gases and Low E coatings to maximize your energy savings.
Works well in classic, country, colonial, craftsman, contemporary and bungalow style homes. Double hung windows fit with many architectural home styles you’ll see in Cleveland and Columbus markets (irrespective of whether you live in Cleveland Heights, Canal Winchester or Clintonville).
Simple design. Because it has few functioning parts, the double-hung window is long lasting. And when you add features like sash limit locks (for safety) and argon gas and triple panes (for energy efficiency) you’ll even take your investment to the next level.
Easy to clean. Sashes tilt in for easy cleaning. This can make your family safer so they won’t have to get on a ladder to clean the windows from the outside. In addition, you won’t have to pay expensive window cleaning companies.
Easy to operate so you can get more fresh air– Using a ‘constant forced balance’ system this window is simple for everyone to open (even someone older without a lot of arm strength).
Lower price than other styles. Because this window is most popular and has a simple design, it’s generally the lowest priced available in the market.
Safer for kids and prevent against intruders. This unit has two sashes which can be opened from the top or bottom (and moves in an up and down fashion). Opening the top sash only gives you airflow without worrying about small children falling out . In addition, ask about sash locks which allow air flow at night, yet keep intruders out.
Eliminates old storm windows. Installing and uninstalling storm windows every year is dangerous and difficult. New vinyl replacement double hung windows provide higher levels of energy efficiency and eliminate storm windows.
Reduce outside noise – With the triple-pan glass, you’ll not only make a more energy-efficient window, but a quieter home as well.
Easy to install an air conditioner inside the opening. The bottom sash of a double hung window can be moved up to accommodate an air conditioning (A/C) unit for hot summer months if your home doesn’t have central air conditioning.
Flush to the the wall design – Since double hung windows are flush with your home’s exterior, they’re perfect for patios, decks and walkways where you don’t want a window sticking out.
High return on investment – According to the 2020 Cost/Value home improvement study, vinyl replacement windows recoup 72% in resale value.
Double Hung Window Features & Uses
Double-hung windows (which are windows which with bottom and top sashes) have these features:
- Vinyl frames and sashes which won’t crack, chip, peel or deteriorate.
- Fusion-welded frames and main structures for strength and rigidity (available on most models)
- Sashes tilt in for easy cleaning – to keep your family member’s safe and off ladders!
- Insulated glass and warm edge spacer system to save on heating and cooling costs.
- Multi-chamber sash and mainframes for improved energy efficiency
- Heavy-duty sash lock and keeper for security and an airtight seal
- Window screen in half-window as standard with full-window screens available to get air flow out of the top and bottom sashes.
- Sloped sills to keep water away from your home.
- Triple weather-stripping for improved protection from air and water entering
- Constant force balance system eliminates sash cords, weights, and pulleys and makes windows much easier to operate
- Custom made sizes so your window is the most energy efficient.
Where to Use Double Hung Windows
Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms are common places to find a double-hung window. They can be used in conjunction with bay windows or picture windows in family or living rooms.
Double Hung Window Design Options
Decorative grids and grilles
Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, Double Prairie and Mid-Century Modern styles.And if you want to change colors of your grided windows down the road, external grids will be the way to go.
High privacy glass
While getting air flow is critical, so is maintaining your privacy…..especially in bathroom windows. This is where high privacy glass is perfect.
Use decorative glass to make personalization (and architectural decor) come to life in your replacement windows. Create a one-of-a-kind look with different color caming and artistic glass designs.
If you’re looking to reduce the harmful affects of UV light and solar heat gain impacting expensive living and dining room furniture, then tinted glass is an option to put on your wish list. Choose from gray, bronze, green or blue tinted glass.
Internal tilt mini blinds
Blinds placed inside the window never need to be cleaned and provide shade from the sun. It’s cool not to have to hassle dusting blinds in front of your windows!
Wood grain interior veneer finishes
We offer a wide range of interior wood grain looks to complement any décor. Options vary per window type and include light, medium, and dark oak, cherry, and foxwood. Why have a generic window when you can add style to your home? And if you want the ultimate in high-end style our vinyl clad wood windows will give you the ‘best of both worlds.’ The low maintenance benefit of a vinyl frame, with the rich, warm look of stained or painted wood on the inside.
Exterior paint or vinyl frame colors
Choose colors to match or contrast with your home’s exterior. We offer many trim options to accent the curb appeal of your home, including tan, brick red, green, white, brown, black, beige, bronze, clay, gray and more. These color selections add curb appeal and value.
Insulated glass packages
Lowering your heating and cooling costs is a big reason people replace their double hung windows. And whether you choose a triple-pane window with an R-Value of 9.0 or get a more cost-effective double pane glass window with an R-Value of 4.0, they’ll be far superior to what you own today.
This largely overlooked feature makes you love (or hate) your windows. Window with screens which are hard to see out, are a lesson in frustration. Ask about our SeeVue (stainless steel) or BetterVue screens to not only see better, but also improve air flow by 20%.
Why not have your window hardware flow with your pulls, nobs and handles in your bedrooms, kitchen or bathrooms? Select from white, beige, sandstone, antique brass, satin nickel and even flat brass locks and hardware.
Our 5-step Double Hung Window Replacement Process
We know thinking through the products and installation of double hung window IS NOT something you do every day (or even every 10 years). Our goal at Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door is to simplify this project for you with this 5-step process:
Step 1 – Set an appointment (live or virtual) to understand your needs – Our process begins by learning the problems with your existing windows and how you want your new ones to work (and look) better.
Step 2 – Custom measure every window opening – Whether you’re using a double hung, casement, sliding or picture window, the key to a quality installation begins with an accurate measurement. This ensures a good fit with enough space to plumb and square the new window in place.
Step 3 – Windows are manufactured to exact sizes with high quality standard features and decorative options– Your windows are custom made with standard features like fusion welded frames, thermal pane glass packages, heavy-duty cams- constant forced balance systems and sash limit locks at the factory. And ask about our decorative glass, grid, miniblinds and woodgrain looks for a one-of-a-kind window. All units include an NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label to verify their performance in your home.
Step 4 – Remove the old windows and install new double hung windows – During the removal process we’ll respect your property with tarps and surface protection systems. Once the old windows are removed, we’ll ensure the new windows are square and plumb in the opening.
Step 5 – Custom exterior capping installed (most installations)– Our installer will custom cut and fit aluminum capping around your double hung windows to protect water from coming in. In addition, you’ll never have to paint the exterior casings of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Windows
You know your window(s) need to be replaced if you can feel cold or hot spots around the window or feel a breeze. In addition, painfully high heating and cooling bills are a sure sign something needs to be done. Also, if you can see the window frame is deteriorated or are worried about a family member getting on a ladder to clean the windows, then a vinyl double hung replacement window is a good idea.
The double hung vinyl replacement window is the most popular window used in most Cleveland homes. Here are the best places to use this window:
- Where you need a window, which is taller than it is wide.
- Where you want to clean the window from the inside. A 2nd story window is a prime example.
- Use double hung windows next to walkways, patios, and decks where you don’t want the windows to project into the space (since double hung windows are flush to the house).
- Use double hung windows in a dining room where you want a lot of light – yet also cross ventilation.
Like all projects (or products) you can buy, there is a difference in window quality or installation processes. The $189 vinyl window marketers are selling a ‘stripped down’ window, with short warranties and no options and a ‘caulk and walk’ installation approach. Can these windows be a good idea? Yes – if you’re doing a ‘fix and flip’ in a low value neighborhood.
However, if you want a window which can save significant costs (with more energy efficient glass), or have nicer features (grids, colors, windows with full screens) or one which is built with 100% virgin vinyl and stronger frames which won’t bend or yellow from the sun, the $189 window isn’t your best choice.
A popular independent research report on home improvement projects is the Cost/Value study. In this study one of the highest return on investment projects in 2020 was vinyl replacement windows with a 72.3% ROI.
To make sure each window is installed properly our representative will individually measure each opening. All replacement windows are custom-made to fit each opening. We don’t just use stock window sizes and ‘fill in’ around the sides. Exterior aluminum capping (used on most installations) seals your windows at a higher level.
Yes – using a triple pane glass, you’ll not only get a high-efficiency window, but also one which will reduce noise from cars or your loud neighbors.
Costs of double hung windows in the Cleveland and Columbus Ohio markets vary depending on size, features and quality of the windows. You’ll find windows varying from $189 to over $1,500. For most mid-grade, high quality windows – you’ll find is in the $500 to $700 range.
If energy efficiency is your goal, you’ll want dual pane (or triple pane) windows. Also look at low E glass (which keeps heat in during the winter) and argon or krypton gas fillings.
Since the double hung windows tilt in, you (or your spouse) won’t risk injury getting on a ladder to clean the glass. Simply press the release buttons on the sash, then the window comes to you (on the inside) for easy cleaning.
There are advantages and disadvantages to wood and vinyl windows.
Wood windows have a classic, architecturally enhanced look. They can be painted or stained different colors. However, they’re hard to maintain, expensive and can rot.
Vinyl windows, on the other hand, are cost effective, can withstand the elements (they won’t rot like wood) and are available in many colors and patterns. The disadvantage with vinyl is you can’t change their color or pattern down the road.
If you want the ‘best of both worlds’ ask about our ‘hybrid’ windows with vinyl exteriors and painted or stained wood grain interiors. They’ll keep your home protected from the elements outside, but also give you the architecturally correct painted or stained look on the inside.
It’s true stock sized windows (vs. custom made vinyl replacement double hung windows) are cheaper. However, in most cases you’ll end up spending more for the installation (since they are either too big or too small for your openings) and your heating and cooling costs will be higher.
Usually, stock windows cost more in the long run.
Yes, double hung replacement windows can be installed any time of year. In the winter it’s smart to remove one window at a time and to shut all interior doors during the installation.
Why choose Cleveland Window and Door or Clear Choice Window and Door (in Columbus) as your vinyl replacement window company?
Whether you live in Brecksville, Beachwood, or Bexley Ohio, we know there’s no lack of companies you can hire to do your vinyl replacement windows. And we know you want quality project, built to last, and designed to work for your needs. You also want it backed by a company who stands behind their work. Here’s 10 reasons your neighbors have chosen Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door divisions for their vinyl replacement windows.
Reason #1 – No pushy salespeople – Nobody wants to deal with a salesperson ‘pushing’ products and demanding you buy today, or this ‘deal of a lifetime’ will be gone. This IS NOT how Cleveland Window or Clear Choice Window works. We educate. We guide you through the steps in replacing your windows. We provide practical ideas to save money. It doesn’t matter whether you need an easier to open window for a ranch home in Reynoldsburg or to replace your deteriorated wood windows in your colonial in Cleveland Heights, we’re here to help.
Reason #2 – We’re locally owned professionals in the remodeling industry. We’ve served 190,000 customers in Cleveland and Columbus. We’ve been around for 43 years and installed over 1,000,000 windows– You’ve supported us, and we’ve appreciated the opportunity to serve you for 43 years. During this time, we’ve completed over 190,000 home improvement projects). We’re locally owned and have done projects from Parma to Pataskala. If you choose Cleveland Window or Clear Choice your hard-earned dollars are staying in the local economy, not siphoned off to an out-of-town franchise. We’re accredited members of the Better Business Bureau and NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).
Reason #3 – Low maintenance, high-style, safe vinyl window products –Cleveland Window and Clear Choice Window and Door offers many glass packages, colors, decorative glass options and architectural window features. We have products for any budget (from fancy to no-frills).
Reason #4 – Innovate believes what you ‘don’t see’ is every bit as important as what you do see – The insulation used around the sides of your widow, measuring each window for proper fit, and having a window with a sturdy frame are small things which make a big difference in how the window performs for you. We know this – and WILL NOT skimp on what you ‘don’t see.’
Reason #5 – Innovate focuses on education and helping you make informed decisions –There’s a lot to learn to make smart (and cost-effective) decisions for a replacement window project. Innovate has a library of more than 400 articles and 45 videos to guide your selections and understanding of various home improvement projects. Check out our News from The Block blog to educate yourself.
Reason #6 – Industry leading guarantees – Ask about our industry-leading lifetime guarantees on vinyl replacement windows.
Reason #7 – We offer flexible payment options – We know new windows can be a big expense. We also know not everyone has pre-planned and budgeted for the job. It’s for this reason we offer financing plans so you can make small monthly payments, yet still get the project done in the time frame you need.
Reason #8 – A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your window needs – With Cleveland Window and Clear Choice you’ll be able to get all the windows completed for your home at one time. Whether it’s first floor, second floor or even glass block basement windows through our Cleveland Glass Block and Columbus Glass Block divisions, you’ll know you’re safe with us.
Reason #9 – Cost-effective window pricing – Our philosophy is not to be the biggest window company in the market, it’s to provide the best value for your money. Towards this end we ARE NOT big spenders in advertising to ‘get in the door’ and use high-pressure sales tactics. We concentrate on working with our past customers and referrals and we offer a wide variety of products at fair prices. You’ll find our lower sales and marketing costs allow us to be more competitive than ‘big companies’ like Pella, Renewal by Anderson, Rosati, and Champion.
Reason #10 – A wide variety of products – Our philosophy is not to sell manufacturer but to offer a wide range of products from manufacturers like Alside, Polaris and ProVia. These offerings suite any size budget or project.
Dependable Replacement Window Installers in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio
Cleveland Window & Door or Clear Choice Window & Door in Columbus can professionally install all of your replacement windows—and give you the peace of mind of a company whose installed over 1,000,000 windows since 1977.