The Architectural Double Hung window uses a cam-action lock with a flanged keeper to secure the sashes 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.See Finishes
The top and bottom sashes of the Architectural Double Hung window can be raised and lowered for ventilation. They can also be tilted in for cleaning and other purposes. A pair of finger-release sash tilt-in latches can be activated to release the top of the sash from the side track system. Once released, the top of the sash can be tilted inward. When tilted to a 90° position, the sash can also be removed from the window.
Always use caution when tilting and or removing the sash. They can be heavy and require the support of the user.
Sash Pivot Balance Shoes hold the lower end of the sash in the side Sash Tracks. The shoes are part of the balance system. The pivot mechanism locks the shoe position in the track when the sash is tilted. This helps hold the sash in place when tilted. 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. A tab on each side of the sash engages the shoes and functions as the pivot point.Balance Shoe AdjustmentBalance Shoe ReplacementBalance System Replacement
The Architectural Double Hung uses a traditional Block and Tackle balance system. This assists in raising, lowering, and holding the sashes in place when operating.
A Hybrid balance system is available on oversized units.
Vinyl Jamb Tracks that house the balance system are concealed within each side jamb.
Optional safety hardware that limits the sash opening. Automatically engaged. Can be disengaged without tools.WOCD InstructionsSee Finishes