What is a Double-Hung Window?

The basics

A double-hung window has two moving sashes. This means that both the top and bottom sashes are able to open either together or one at a time. Double-hung windows are a great fit for small spaces. The windows are easy to operate and have accessibility for units to be placed in the window.

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The main difference between a double-hung window and a single-hung window is that on the single-hung only the bottom sash is able to open. Whereas with a double-hung window both the top and bottom sashes are moveable, allowing both sections of the window to be opened. 


What makes a double-hung window unique?


There are a few pieces to a double-hung window that make it unique. For example, there are three rails. The middle rail is implemented to hold together the two pieces of the window, while still allowing each section to open individually.

Double-hung windows are arguably the easiest style of window to clean. Since the window operates on two moving sashes, it has easy access from inside the home. There is no need to get the ladder out or bare the elements outside. Both the interior and exterior of the windows can be maintained from the comfort of inside your home. 

Another great element to the double-hung window is the accessibility to put in an addition such as a window air conditioner. The unit can be easily installed and removed at your discretion while safely staying in the window when needed during the hot summer months.

Double-hung windows allow breezes and natural light

Because both portions of the window open, you can achieve superior ventilation with a double-hung window. A fresh spring breeze is the best feeling. With double-hung windows, you can feel the sunshine on your skin while in the comfort of your home. 

Double-hung windows are available in a variety of styles and are great for letting in natural light, something that will boost your mood and lower your energy bills.

Choosing windows for your home comes with a lot of decisions to consider — aesthetics, efficiency, durability, and more.

Double-hung windows are the perfect fit for those looking for a multipurpose window that can be easily opened, store AC units, let natural light shine in, and let you enjoy the beauty outside your home. Are you considering replacing windows in your home with double-hung windows? Contact our window experts today to learn how Castle Windows can turn your house into the home of your dreams. Castle Windows manufactures premier vinyl replacement windows in a variety of styles and colors, including single-hung, double-hung, casement, bay, bow, awning, and more.


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