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The Advantages of Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows have been around since the 17th century. What served as an alternative to the more prevalent casement window became the staple in most homes well into modern times. Although they embody the traditional or historic aesthetic, many contemporary homes have this exceptional window style.

Double-hung windows

In today’s blog, local window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island takes a look at the unique features and benefits of double-hung windows.

Classic, Timeless Appearance

There is no doubt that double-hung windows exude a classic and timeless appeal. Despite this, Renewal by Andersen’s take on this window style is anything but traditional. Thanks to their exclusive Fibrex® frame and sash and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, these double-hung windows are sure to last longer, look better and perform beautifully regardless of your home’s architectural style.

Easy to Clean

Before, double-hung windows required a certain level of upkeep to ensure their cleanliness. After cleaning the interior, you’d have to go outside to clean their exterior. That’s no longer the case in the modern versions of the windows. The sashes can be tilted out, allowing you to wipe both the window interior and exterior while indoors.

Easy to Operate

The popularity of double-hung windows stems from the fact that they are easy to operate. The window sashes move along a vertical track, unlike casement windows that have hinges. Because they are flushed to the window opening, they are a perfect choice in areas with high foot traffic, including corridors, patios and decks.


Another reason why double-hung windows remain popular involves their ability to provide excellent ventilation. Ours can be opened from both the bottom and the top, allowing fresh air indoors while taking out the stale air outdoors.

When you turn to Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, our experienced design consultants will work with you to design the ideal double-hung window for the room in which it will be installed. We’ll even guide you through the customization process, where you can choose your desired color, finish, hardware, and grille option.

Learn more about our other window styles like picture and specialty windows. Call (631) 843-1713 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Huntington and the surrounding communities.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

February, 18

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