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Double & Single Hung Windows

A double or single hung windows is vertical sliding window with movable sash(es), counterbalanced by weights or springs for ventilation.


At the heart of classic window design lie the double and single hung windows. Both these styles feature two sashes (the parts of the window that hold the panes). In single hung windows, only the bottom sash moves up and down, while the top sash remains stationary. Conversely, double hung windows allow movement of both top and bottom sashes. They can either be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top, giving them a distinct advantage in terms of versatility.

Benefits and Distinctions

  1. Ventilation Control: Double hung windows offer excellent ventilation control. By allowing the user to open either the top or bottom sash, or both, they make it easy to direct airflow in the room.
  2. Safety: Double hung windows, when opened from the top, are safer for homes with children. The top opening allows fresh air in without the risk of a child climbing out.
  3. Easy Maintenance: Particularly with many modern designs, double hung windows can be tilted inward, making them much easier to clean, especially from upper floors of a home.
  4. Space Efficiency: Neither double nor single hung windows protrude outwards or inwards, making them a great choice for areas with limited space, such as walkways or patios.
  5. Classic Look with Modern Efficiency: While these windows boast a traditional appearance, they can be equipped with modern features like energy-efficient glass or gas-filled panes for better insulation.

Applications of Single & Double-Hung Windows

  1. Bedrooms: Given their ability to offer top and bottom ventilation, they’re ideal for bedrooms. The top sash can be opened to maintain privacy while still letting fresh air in.
  2. Bathrooms: For bathrooms located on higher floors, double hung windows can provide both privacy and ventilation. Opening the top sash allows steam to escape without compromising privacy.
  3. Kitchens: The adjustable airflow is beneficial in kitchens, especially if the room becomes smoky or steamy. A quick adjustment of the sashes can provide rapid ventilation.
  4. Hallways and Stairwells: Given their space efficiency, single and double hung windows can be suitably placed in hallways or near stairwells, providing light without obstructing pathways.

Whether you’re aiming for a timeless aesthetic, optimal ventilation, or a mix of both, double and single hung windows are versatile choices adaptable to many home designs and needs.