Double Hung Windows

A double hung window has two operable sashes that move up and down.

Double hung windows make cleaning easy and allow for added ventilation with their double tilting sashes.

Double hung windows are one of the most popular styles for homeowners. The window can be operated from the bottom or top sash, sliding up and down for ventilation.

A double hung window has two operable sashes that move up and down. The sashes slide in tracks built into the frame and are held in position by either counterweights, springs, or friction. The sashes are locked shut with a latch located where they meet in the middle. Double hung windows are associated with a more traditional aesthetic and often have simulated divided lights, or window grids installed. A double hung window that has a top sash narrower than the bottom sash is sometimes called a cottage window.

Double hung windows have certain advantages over single hung windows, which have a stationary top sash. Double hung windows are an easy type of window to keep clean because both sashes tilt in for easy access to the inner and outer surfaces of the glass. Lowering a top sash allows heat to more easily escape from a room. Also, if a window is located directly below a projecting eave, lowering the top sash may still be an option even during a rainfall.

Since it opens and closes without protruding, double-hung windows are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios.

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California Window & Fireplaces offers double hung windows from these trusted partners:

Marvin Window & Door
Milgard Window & Door
JELD-WEN Window & Door

Double Hung Window Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the key benefits of double hung windows?

Double hung windows offer a breath of fresh air for your home. They open from the bottom up and from the top down to provide flexible ventilation. This is also safer for children and pets.

The sash tilts inward allowing you to clean both sides of the window from inside your home. This makes double hung windows ideal for multi-level homes.

What home style is best suited for double hung windows?

Double hung windows are perfect for most traditional American homes including: cape cods, colonials, victorians, craftsman homes, ranch homes, cottages, farmhouses, or tudors. Depending on the style of your home, consider a grid pattern for your double hung windows, which would give them an added custom touch and the opportunity to completely transform your home’s curb appeal.

How can I customize my double hung replacement windows?

Our replacement double hung windows can be customized to fit your home remodel project. We offer custom sizes to provide precise installation. Choose from a selection of interior and exterior colors to complement your home’s design. Add a finishing touch with a variety of grille styles and patterns. Choose from several glass packages designed to enhance energy efficiency, reduce noise and provide privacy.

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