Single or Double Hung Windows

Hung windows are a very traditional option. They come in single and double hung variants, with both options providing air ventilation and circulation to freshen up your rooms.

What are Single & Double Hung Windows?

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, allowing the creation of 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.

Hung windows are typically taller than they are wide since the sash slides upward. This provides extra airflow throughout your rooms.

Why choose Single or Double Hung Windows?

There are many reasons to choose a replacement single hung or replacement double hung window. Some of the benefits include:

  • A traditional look that fits well with many home styles
  • Increased cost savings, as they are one of the most affordable options on the market

Some homeowners prefer the single hung option because they have fewer bars going across the window, providing a clearer view outside. Because they don’t have as many moving parts, they cost less than double hung replacement windows, while being more energy-efficient.

One of the main benefits of double hung windows is the ability 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 the top sash down to access it better.

Where should you put a replacement Hung Window?

Replacement hung windows work well in spaces on the first floor of your home because the view is less of a concern. Homeowners typically like having hung windows in bathrooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens to facilitate airflow.

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.

Choose Hung replacement Windows from Wellington

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 for both replacement single hung and replacement double hung windows, making it easy to find the style that’s perfect for your home.