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DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS

Double-hung windows feature two movable sashes that move vertically. The sashes are held in place by counterweights, springs, or friction as they glide along built-in tracks incorporated into the frame.

WHAT ARE DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS?

Double-hung windows feature two movable sashes that move vertically. The sashes are held in place by counterweights, springs, or friction as they glide along built-in tracks incorporated into the frame. A latch located where the sashes meet is used to lock the sashes shut. Double-hung windows offer a more classic aesthetic and are often equipped with simulated divided lights or window grids. Double hung windows with a narrower top sash than bottom are also known as cottage windows.

There are some advantages that double hung windows have over their single hung counterparts. Because both sashes on double hung windows tilt in, it is easier to access the interior and exterior surfaces of the glass, allowing for easy cleaning. To cool a room, lowering a top sash allows heat to escape a space quickly. Also, double hung windows situated beneath a projecting eave make it possible to lower the top sash, even when it rains.

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