Double-Hung Windows: The Quintessential Home Window

Double-Hung Windows: The Quintessential Home Window

December 12, 2018

The double-hung window design enjoys a lofty spot as the most commonly installed window for homes. It’s so common that you’ll find them gracing the exteriors of traditional and contemporary homes alike.

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee shares why this window is an all-time American favorite.

Better Ventilation

The double-hung and casement window are two replacement windows that provide maximum ventilation. What’s unique about double-hung windows is that they give homeowners more control over the airflow entering the home.

Opening the bottom sash lets in cool air while the top sash admits warm air. You can also open both sashes for maximum ventilation by simultaneously cycling both warm and cold air. This is a feature that’s unique to the design and gives it an edge over casement windows, especially for smaller rooms.


Double-hung windows are also hardware-friendly. Its design allows homeowners to easily fit hardware like air conditioning units with ease and without radically modifying the design of the window. The sash actually secures ductless mini-split AC units in place and makes them easy to remove, too.

Easy to Maintain

These windows are the easiest to maintain since it’s possible to move both sashes to reach the opposite end of the glass. Some double-hung windows even tilt out and instead of sliding up and down, making them even more convenient to clean and care for.

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee installs only premium double-hung, casement and picture windows, among other types. We custom-manufacture all our windows to your home, ensuring each piece of hardware is a perfect fit. Call us today at (262) 522-3034 for more information on our services. We install replacement windows in Waukesha.

Hear From Our Customers

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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