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Double Hung Replacement Windows Guide

Double hung replacement windows are the most popular and well-known window style. They are comprised of two removable sashes in a single frame, which makes for easy cleaning. If you’re wondering if these windows are the right choice for your window installation, this guide will provide you with all the details needed. Read below for more information on the features, pros and cons, pricing, and other details of double hung windows.

About Double Hung Windows

Double hungs may be the single most popular style of window on the market. This style window is extremely versatile, as it suitable for any region and climate. In addition these windows can complement every style of home. Double hung windows are named based on their function. To open them, you simply slide a sash up and down, and each sash on the window operates independently. This factor is what distinguishes double hungs from single hung windows, where only one of the two sashes is operable. When they are closed they can be securely locked with a variety of hardware locking mechanisms.

Materials

Double hung replacement windows come in every window material available, including vinyl, wood, and composite fiberglass. Vinyl windows are on the less expensive side of the price spectrum, whereas wood and composite frames will be more expensive. Wood and composite frames are stronger than vinyl, but vinyl and composite will not deteriorate due to weathering as quickly as wood. The material you select for your window will depend on your budget, design aesthetic, and desired features.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Due to their popularity, these windows are versatile in every aspect, including material, color, grids, energy efficiency grades, and more.
  • An excellent choice for improving ventilation.
  • Low maintenance.
    • Many manufacturers offer tilt-sash features, which allow the sashes to swing in, making cleaning easy.

Cons:

  • Can require more maintenance due to extra hardware on the tracks, as compared to a sliding window style.

Pricing

The price of this window style can vary by brand, frame material, size and additional features. Many brands offer different series of double hung windows, with varying features and hardware, so the market offers plenty of flexibility. A loosely defined price range for single-unit double hung windows is between $500 and $1,500 before customizations.

Here are the base prices of some brands offered for installation by Renoviso:

  • Harvey Classic Double Hung - $549
  • Simonton 5500 Double Hung - $659
  • Integrity Wood-Ultrex Double Hung - $999
  • Andersen 400 Series Woodwright - $1,169
  • Pella Architect Traditional - $1,449

Shopping on Renoviso

Start by browsing products below by brand and price point. Once you select a window, you are able to customize all aspects including size, color, screens, hardware, and more. Submit your project online or call us at 888.867.1660 to speak with a Project Consultant.

Customer Reviews

"Everything went fabulously! At first, I wasn't sure if I should go with this company because I had to go myself to a Harvey showroom in order to see the product. There were no in-home presentations of the windows they install. I am a single working parent and it wasn't easy for me to find the time. But after some thought, I went to the showroom and selected what i wanted. From there, it was easy! Phone Renoviso back, they sent out the installer to measure, got the windows ordered and in 3 weeks, as promised, the windows were installed. Bob and crew were absolutely wonderful! They were prompt, precise, worked like a well-oiled machine and got the 12 windows in about 3.5 hours! And they cleaned up after themselves well, hauled away the old stuff and were kind and considerate throughout the process. Nick, the sales person was also great; low-key, no pressure, but helpful. And Kerry was informative throughout the process as well with the timeline and instructions for preparing the house for the installation. I am very happy and satisfied with the produce, the process, and the installation. I would hire Renoviso again in a heartbeat! Great customer service, fabulous installers and competitive pricing! Wonderful experience after seeing 6 other window companies." - Linda S.

"Brilliant experience. Very friendly with expert advice. Not a hard sell like other window companies. Couldn't have asked for more. Would recommend to anyone looking for new windows and doors." - Richard H.

"Working with Renoviso was great I first found out about the company when I went on the Harvey Windows web site and a questioner popped up and I filled it out.with in a day I was contacted with no pressure the explained the whole process then we schedule do rep to come over to measure. In 4-6 weeks we had the install and we couldn't believe how quickly the work was finished. I have been talking up your company with neighbors and friends. Thank you." - Patricia K.

"The installers showed up on time, were very respectful of my home and did a great job. My house is very old so there were some scrapes on frames which required painting but nothing I didn't expect. They also built out some frames that were damaged. Very nicely done." - Ellen W.

"Overall very good. There were a few issues which resolved quickly and to our satisfaction." - Charles L.

"We were extremely happy with our installation by Renoviso. We were impressed with the expertise and professionalism of the installation team, it was truly a pleasure to work with Joe, Jim, and Brian. We had some complications with the ceiling in the room the skylight was installed in, and they were able to quickly troubleshoot and come to a solution which we think makes the room look even better. We are already starting to plan our next job with them!" - Amy H.

"Bob and his team did a great job with the installation. It took 2 hours and he described to me exactly what they were doing. The process of getting an estimate and working out the details with Renoviso was so refreshing compared to working with other traditional contractors. I had frequent email updates on the status of my order and could count on their service team to answer all my questions." - Nancy G.

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VINYL

Perfect combination of energy efficiency and price, available in a variety of colors and never needs maintenance.

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COMPOSITE

Fiberglass composite windows resemble wood but easy to maintain like vinyl. Available in many colors and styles.

WOOD

Traditional and elegant, yet the most susceptible to weather. Higher price but extremely customizable to your home’s style.

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