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Posted on Sep 25, 2018 by Sam Heer

4 Key Qualities of the Timeless Double-Hung Window

The double-hung unit has been America’s window since the 18th century. other window styles have come and gone, but the double-hung unit is here to stay.

4 Key Qualities of the Timeless Double-Hung Window

Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois sheds light on what separates the double-hung unit from other replacement windows:

Iconic Appearance

Double-hung window systems are synonymous with many traditional architectural styles. They look at home on Colonial, Georgian, Federal and Cape Cod houses, to name a few. If you’re aiming for historical accuracy, it’s attainable by using the right window configuration with grille pattern.

When it comes to modern home designs, Renewal by Andersen’s double-hung units are available in a contemporary check rail. Its gentle curve allows it to blend in with newer architectural styles.

Stack Ventilation

These windows boast a classic design and utilize nearly 100% of the opening for ventilation, capitalizing on the stack effect. Warm air naturally rises, while the denser, colder air fills the void it leaves as it moves up. A product of temperature differences, optimizing the stack effect is an excellent way to ventilate your space without external winds.

The double-hung window is cut out for stack ventilation. Consisting of twin operating panels, leaving both of its sashes opened allows it to maximize the stratified airflow within the room.

Space-Saving Operation

Unlike the casement, the double-hung unit doesn’t open outward. Rather, its sashes glide up and down without inferring with the adjacent, outdoor space. When installed on a wall facing a pathway, the patio or the deck, it won’t become a hazard when open.

Tilt-Down Sash Design

Like other modern replacement windows, today’s double-hung units are designed with maintenance in mind. Their tilting sashes let you wipe both sides of the glass from the inside more easily. This is especially convenient and safe when cleaning upstairs windows.

Learn more about the ingenuity of Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois’s double-hung window system. Call us now to schedule your FREE consultation in Decatur, Springfield, or any nearby IL community, and let’s get your project started.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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