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The Advantages of Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows, one of the most common styles you’ll find in U.S. homes, have many advantages. They offer a traditional appearance with two sashes in a single window frame. These sashes move up, down, and even tilt inward. Few types of home windows offer so many benefits, but if you’re considering a home improvement project, these provide advantages such as:

The Advantages of double hung windows

Visual Appeal

Matching just about any home style, double-hung windows can be adapted to fit your taste and the look of your home, whether it is traditional or contemporary. Various styles and colors are available. This makes them extremely versatile and suited for almost any type of home or room.


To control the amount of ventilation, open two sashes or just one. With both open, cool air from outside will enter through the bottom sash while warm air from inside your home will exit through the top sash. Double hung models easily accommodate window air conditioning units. Or, you can add a screen and keep the sashes open for a breeze without dealing with bugs or particles from outside.


Older windows were not designed to be energy efficient. Materials and joints also loosen and rot over time causing air to leak and infiltrate your home. However, double-hung windows are sealed. They can reduce the loss of energy from your home and provide ventilation that reduces the need for air conditioning or heating. Thus, you may see lower heating bills each month. Models from Window World of Boston feature a multi-chambered sash and mainframe to maximize thermal efficiency.


If safety is your top priority, and it ought to be, double-hung units should be the focus of your window installation. You can’t push them outwards. This makes them safe near decks, patios, and outdoor walkways. The windows can be locked shut, making it hard for intruders to break in.

Easy Maintenance

Tilting sashes enable you to reach both sides of the glass for cleaning. There are some models in which the sashes are removable so you can thoroughly wash them. The only other maintenance needed is to inspect moving parts from time to time and perhaps lubricate them when necessary.


At Window World of Boston, our double-hung windows are made of high-quality vinyl, which offers benefits over wood such as resistance to peeling, cracking, chipping, and warping. A sloped sill design drains water towards the exterior, reducing the chances of water entry. Highly durable, the mainframe and sash entrances are fusion welded. The windows even lock in the open position thanks to dual ventilator locks that enhance security.

These windows inherently provide access to fresh air. We’ve taken things a step further by adding a wind flap and bulb seal, which provide a barrier against dust, moisture, and noise. Our windows are also available in a range of interior and exterior colors, and with decorative and privacy glass options.

To learn more about our double-hung windows and how they can be advantageous to your home improvement project, contact Window World of Boston in Woburn, Pembroke, or Shrewsbury. You can also request a free estimate online and schedule your window installation today.

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