Vinyl Series 57 Double Hung Hardware

Sash Locks & Keepers

The Double Hung window uses a surface-mounted cam-action lock and keeper to secure the sash in the closed position. Most sizes use one lock in the center of the checkrail. Larger size windows use two locks spread left and right on the checkrail.

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Double Hung Sash Lock
Sash Lock
Double Hung Sash Lock Keeper

Sash Tilt-In Latches

Both Double Hung sashes can be raised and lowered for ventilation and can be tilted inward for cleaning or other purposes. A pair of finger-release sash tilt latches located on the checkrail can be disengaged from the side jamb tracks, allowing the top of the sash to be tilted inward. Once tilted to 90°, the sash can be removed from the window.

Tilt-Sash Instructions

Always use caution when tilting and or removing the sash. They can be heavy and require the support of the user.

Double Hung Sash Tilt Latch in closed position
Sash Tilt Latch
Double Hung Sash Tilt Latch partially tilted
Sash Tilt Latch (partially tilted)

Sash Tilt-In Balance Shoes

The balance shoe functions to engage the sash pivot tabs located near the bottom of each side of the sash. The tabs interlock with the pivot on the shoes. When the sash is tilted inward, the balance shoe has a locking-when-tilted feature that helps to stabilize the sash. The user must carefully support the tilted sash at all times.

When tilted, the sash can be removed from the window by lifting the pivoted end from the shoes. 

Balance Shoe Adjustment Instructions
Balance Shoe with Sash Removed
Balance Shoe (sash removed)
Sash Pivot Tab
Sash Pivot Tab

Sash Balance System

The Double Hung uses a spring balance system with sash pivot balance shoes. The upper portion of the inner balance is concealed behind a vinyl balance cover. The lower portion is not seen when the sash is fully engaged in the jamb track.

Balance System with Sash Removed
Balance System (sash removed)
Balance System with Sash partially tilted
Balance System (partially tilted)

Night Ventilation Latch

This interior stop latch limits the opening of the sash where mild security may be a concern. With this latch engaged, the sash cannot be opened past the restricted height.

Note: This latch does not meet requirements of a WOCD (see below).

Night Latch in closed position
Night Latch in closed position
Night Latch in active position
Night Latch in active position

Window Opening Control Device

Optional safety hardware that limits the sash opening. Automatically engaged. Can be disengaged without tools.

WOCD Instructions


WOCD in active position
WOCD in active position
WOCD stopping sash
WOCD stopping sash