Are Double Hung Windows the Right Choice for You?

If you are planning to have new windows installed in the near future, you may have already begun looking into your options. One option that many homeowners decide on is double-hung windows. But are they right for you? We found an article that can help you decide, entitled The Pros and Cons of Double Hung Windows, which was written by Anthony Elio of Home Advancement

In this article, Elio explains the advantages and disadvantages of these types of windows.  These include:


  • Double hung windows, like single-hung windows, are a classic window style.
  • These window offer two options for ventilation, allowing more air to flow into your home.
  • Double hung windows with vinyl frames are ideal in regions of the country with extreme temperatures and high condensation.
  • Double hung windows with fiberglass frames require little in the way of maintenance and can handle condensation without warping.
  • Because double hung windows allow you to slide each sash up and down, they are easier to clean.


  • Because they require additional hardware, double hung windows are more expensive than single hung ones.
  • Double hung windows with wood frames are vulnerable to the elements and require more regular maintenance than windows with other type frames.
  • Double hung windows are less energy efficient than single hung windows.

You can learn more by reading the full article here.

Regardless of the type of windows you choose, you will need to find an experienced and reliable contractor to handle the installation. Chicagoland residents can turn to Baltic Home Improvements, an award-winning contracting company with more than a decade of proven experience. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for a free evaluation of your window installation job. Contact us today to learn more.

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