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Should You Choose a Single- or Double-Hung Window?

Single- and double-hung windows are popular among homeowners because they’re cost-effective and work with a wide variety of architectural styles. If you’re unsure which one to choose for your home, here are some tips.

Single- or Double-Hung Window

Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows have a top sash that doesn’t move. Their operable bottom sash moves vertically to welcome fresh air and let indoor air escape. These windows are often more affordable than double-hung windows because they have fewer moving parts.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows have operable top and bottom sashes. Opening both sashes maximizes indoor ventilation, which is especially helpful in kitchens and bathrooms. Alternatively, you can use them like single-hung windows and open only one sash. Double-hung windows are more expensive than single-hung windows because they have more moving parts.

Choosing the Best Windows for Your Home

There are several considerations to check to know whether a single- or double-hung window is suitable for your home. First is cleaning and maintenance. Double-hung windows typically have tilt latches that let you clean the interior and exterior sides of the sash from inside your home. Single-hung windows only have a tilt latch for their bottom sash, allowing you to clean the exterior side of the top sash from the outside.

Ventilation is another factor to consider before buying a single- or double-hung window. Double-hung windows offer optimal airflow because you can simultaneously open the top and bottom sashes. 

To find the best windows for your home, you can schedule a consultation with Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming. Our experts will make sure you get the best window style that works for your home and budget. We’ll listen to your needs and guarantee your satisfaction. Call us at (307) 472-2199, or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.


"We are very pleased with our new windows and sliding door. The crew showed up when they were scheduled and had to work through snow drifts. They all were very professional, efficient and respectful. They made sure we were knowledgeable about how to use the windows and had us inspect everything before they were done. Great job!!"

Antonio & Peggy Escamilla
Apr 11, 2019

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