Hung windows are one of the most traditional window options, and they come in single and double hung variants. Both options provide air ventilation and circulation to freshen up your rooms.
Single hung windows and double hung windows are very similar, but they vary in the amount of airflow they provide. With a single hung window, there are two sashes. The bottom sash lifts up for airflow, while the top sash stays stationary to protect from the elements. In a double hung window, both sashes can move, allow you to create airflow from both the top and the bottom of the window.
To open a hung window, all you need to do is unlock it and push upward (or downward if you have a double hung and you’re working on the top sash). Whenever you open either a single or double hung window, the moveable sash is held in place so it doesn’t slide shut. It won’t close until you press it back down or up.
Typically, hung windows are taller than they are wide since the sash slides upward. This provides extra airflow throughout your rooms.
There are many reasons to choose a replacement single hung or replacement double hung window. Some of the benefits all hung windows have include:
Some people prefer single hung windows because they have less bars going across the window than a double hung one, providing a clearer view outside. And because they don’t have as many moving parts, they cost less than double hung replacement windows and are more energy efficient.
Double hung windows are beneficial because they allow you to direct air exactly where you want it. For example, if you open both sashes in the summer, cool air will come in through the bottom and hot air will escape through the top. Double hung windows are also easier to clean because you can pull down the top sash to reach it better.
Replacement hung windows work well in spaces that are on the first floor of your home, as you probably won’t have much of a view to worry about. Many people like having hung windows in bathrooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens to facilitate airflow.
In particular, replacement single hung windows look best in craftsman-style cottage homes, while replacement double hung windows are more common in Victorian, craftsman, Cape Cod, and colonial homes.
Replacement hung windows are one of the most popular choices on the market thanks to their simplicity and cost efficiency. Wellington Windows and Doors offers numerous options to choose from when it comes to both replacement single hung and replacement double hung windows, so find the style that’s right for your home.