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Replacement Double Hung Windows

Marvin Replacement Double Hung windows, made with Ultrex® fiberglass, are a traditional favorite with two operable sash in the frame that slide up and down. Easily tilt both sash into a room for easy cleaning.

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WHAT IS A DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW?

A double hung window has two operable sash that can move up and down the window frame.

Double hung window features

  • Both sash move up and down to allow ventilation

  • Easy tilt cleaning

  • Multiple configurations and assembly options

  • Sleek, contemporary appeal

Find the Perfect Style for Your Home

Standard

Double Hung windows come in three styles: sash of equal proportion, Cottage, which has a taller lower sash, and Oriel, which has a taller upper sash.

Configurations

Our Double Hung windows can come in several assembly styles, including up to triple Double Hung windows. A window assembly is two or more windows mulled together.

Selected: Standard with EverWood® finish

View of a Marvin Replacement Single Hung window with EverWood finish.
White Marvin Replacement Double Hung Window in Cottage style with a taller lower sash.
Image of a Marvin Replacement Single Hung window in Oriel style with a taller upper sash.
White Marvin Replacement Single Hung window with a Picture Mull style.
Image of a Marvin Replacement Double Hung window with a Round Top Mull.
Image of two white Marvin Replacement Double Hung windows mulled together.
Image of three Marvin Replacement Double Hung windows mulled together.
Image of two white Marvin Replacement Double Hung windows with a picture window in the middle.
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Exterior Colors

Our finish stands up to the elements, so much so that 48,000 hours of sun can't fade our finish* and our fade-resistant acrylic finish resists scratches, chalking, chipping, denting, and peeling. Choose from seven stunning exterior colors to boost your curb appeal.

Selected: Stone White

Stone white swatch
Sierra swatch
Cashmere swatch
Pebble Gray swatch
Bronze swatch
Bahama brown swatch
Ebony swatch
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Marvin's Ultrex® fiberglass finish is verified to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 624 specification. Achieving AAMA 624 verification means that our Ultrex finish has passed rigorous tests that simulate the harsh conditions a finish can encounter throughout the life of a window or door.

*Average sunlight exposure per 10 years

Interior Colors

We use the same tough acrylic finish on our four interior color options that we use on our exterior colors. You can also choose our stainable EverWood® finish for the look of wood double hung windows without the maintenance.

Selected: Stone White

Stone white swatch
Sierra swatch
EverWood swatch
Bronze swatch
Ebony swatch
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1. Bronze interior is only available with Bronze exterior

2. Ebony interior is only available with Ebony exterior

3. Sierra interior is not available with Ebony exterior

Finish samples are approximate. Schedule a design consultation for an up close view of color options.

Glass Coatings

Our experts will walk you through energy efficient glass options to find the right selection for your home and the best windows for your climate. Choose from four glass coatings, plus decorative glass options, and specialty glass choices.

Low E-1

Primarily used in colder climates, Low E1 allows more heat in to warm a room while blocking heat loss.

Low E-2

Low E2 offers year-round performance in moderate climates. It will help retain heat in your home during the winter and keep heat out during the summer.

Low E-3

Low E3 rejects solar heat while letting light in, resulting in increased performance in climates with intense sun exposure.

Low E-3/ERS

Low E3/ERS provides maximum efficiency year-round in all conditions.

Selected: Low E1

Marvin Replacement Low E1 glass coating graphic
Marvin Replacement Low E2 glass coating graphic
Marvin Replacement Low E3 glass coating graphic
Marvin Replacement graphic of Low E3/ERS glass coating
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Decorative Glass

Decorative glass options are ideal for spaces like bathrooms to balance natural light and privacy.

Selected: Rain

Rain Glass
Glue Chip Glass
Narrow Reed Glass
Obscure Glass
Frost Glass
Example of Marvin Replacement Gray Tint Decorative Glass
Sample of Marvin Replacement Green Tint Decorative Glass option.
Example of Marvin Replacement Bronze Tint Decorative Glass.
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Specialty Glass

We offer specialty glass to best suit the needs of your home. You can choose tempered glass, laminated glass, and STC/OITC glass for specific windows and rooms.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass increases glass strength to help prevent breakage. Tempered glass has more strength than regular glass because it’s made when float glass panels get heated and cooled in a controlled environment. The increased strength helps prevent it from breaking, and when it does break, it shatters into dull, pebble-like pieces. Tempered glass is ideal for windows close to the floor or located in high-traffic areas.

Laminated Glass

Even more durable than tempered glass, laminated glass is often referred to as impact resistant or safety glass due to its vinyl inter layer that tends to remain in place when shattered.

STC/OITC Glass

Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class glass has increased pane thickness on the room side and works in areas where exterior noise is a concern.

Divided Lites

We offer various divided lite patterns so you can replicate the look of your original windows and doors. Or, add new architectural interest to your home. Choose from Simulated Divided Lites for classic appeal or Grilles-Between-the Glass for easy cleaning.

Patterns include: Standard Rectangular, Rectangular 1-High, Standard Rectangle Cottage 1-High, Prairie 6-Lite, and Prairie 9-Lite.


Selected: Grilles Between the Glass

Cutaway of Marvin Replacement Grilles Between the Glass
Cutaway of a Marvin Replacement window with Simulated Divided Lites.
A white Marvin Replacement Double Hung window with a standard divided lite pattern.
Image of a Marvin Replacement Double Hung window with Rectangular Divided Lites.
Marvin Replacement Double Hung windows with a picture window in the middle with Rectangle Cottage style divided lites.
A White Marvin Replacement Double Hung window with Prairie Six-Lite Divided Lite Style
A white Marvin Replacement Double Hung window with a prairie style 9-lite pattern.
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Hardware

Our hidden tilt latch provides an uninterrupted view and you can choose from nine different colors for your window’s hardware.

Selected: Stone White

White
Sierra
Satin Taupe
Satin nickel
brushed chrome
brass
antique brass
Oil rubbed bronze
matte black
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Screen Options

We have two durable aluminum-surround screen options that provide airflow while keeping insects out. Our standard Marvin Bright View™ fiberglass mesh has a clear view, sheds water, and resists dirt. Upgrade to our Hi-Transparency mesh screen for crisper views without losing any of our standard screen benefits. Color match your screen frames to the window for a seamless look.

Selected: Bright View Screen

Image of a Marvin Replacement Bright View window screen.
Image of a Marvin Replacement Hi Transparency window screen.
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Maintenance

Marvin Replacement windows require virtually no maintenance because of the strength of Ultrex fiberglass, but should you want to clean your windows visit our Care + Maintenance page for tips and recommended maintenance.

Woman wipes down window glass with a blue rag on a window that has been pulled out horizontally.

DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW CLEANING + OPERATION

Our easy tilt operation allows you to clean your Double Hung windows from inside your home. Just slide the sash up and push the tilt release button before tilting the sash into the room.

To clean the upper sash, slide the sash halfway down, pull the tilt latches inward (located on the top edge of the sash rail) simultaneously until the clear the unit frame, then ease the top of the sash to a horizontal position.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of double hung windows?

A double hung window allows you to open the upper sash to allow warm air to escape. You can have the lower sash open at the same time to allow cool air to enter a room.

How do you open double hung windows?

Double hung windows have a latch on the check rail that needs to be unlocked before you can slide the lower and/or upper sash up and down.

Which windows are most energy efficient?

Ultrex fiberglass windows and doors have far less thermal conductivity than aluminum windows to help make them energy efficient. Both windows are double paned with an inert gas fill to increase energy efficiency. Single hung windows only have one moving sash, which leads people to consider them more energy efficient.

Added Assurance

Marvin Replacement windows and patio doors come with a limited lifetime warranty as well as a 5-year installation warranty to provide additional peace of mind.

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If you’re ready to get started, discuss your replacement window and door options with a Marvin Replacement design consultant. We’re here to answer any questions you may have, and help make your project easy.

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