Hung windows, a classic architectural window style, are a popular choice, and typically found in colonial houses, farmhouses, and other traditional-style homes. In recent years, this traditional window style has seen a surge in popularity as buyers are looking to remodel character homes. So, what exactly is the difference between Single-Hung and Double-Hung? Aesthetically, they are nearly identical, but there are some functional differences that you should note before purchasing.


Single-Hung windows have a movable bottom sash and are a popular choice suited for many home styles. They open by sliding the bottom sash up, which allows you to control the amount of incoming airflow.

Single Hung


Double-Hung windows have two vertically sliding sashes that tilt inwards for easy cleaning. These windows are well suited to traditional architectural styles.

When it comes to cost, Single-Hung windows tend to be more budget-friendly, but Double-Hung come with additional features that you may find worth the additional cost. It all depends on what you require.

Single-Hung windows feature a slideable sash, and you can open and close the bottom sash while the top sash remains stationary. Double-Hung windows feature sliding bottom and top sashes. Depending on where your window is located, it can be difficult to clean the exterior glass of a Single-Hung window. Where cleaning and maintenance are concerned, Double-Hung windows have some distinct advantages.

Double Hung

To learn more about upgrading to Single-Hung or Double-Hung windows, head to our website at JELD-WEN Windows and Doors


  1. My husband and I are looking at replacing our windows. Thank you for helping us learn more about double-hung windows. I like how they have double sliding panes for easy cleaning. This would be such a nice feature to have.

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