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Single-Hung VS Double-Hung: Which Should You Get?

Style is one of the main factors you should consider when getting new windows. Single-hung and double-hung are two of the most popular options today. Both differ in appearance, cost, energy efficiency and ventilation capabilities. 

Single-Hung VS Double-Hung

Here are helpful tips to help you decide between these two window styles. 

Single-Hung Windows 

Single-hung windows have one stationary sash and another operable one. They have good insulation capabilities due to the tight seals around their edges and frame. You can get these windows in various sizes, colors and finishes to complement your home. Another great thing about them is that they are easy to maintain due to their fewer moveable parts. 

The downside of single-hung windows is that they can’t allow as much fresh air into your living space. They are usually not available in large sizes. It means they can only provide limited outdoor views and natural light. 

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are becoming increasingly popular due to their aesthetic appeal. Your window contractor will recommend this style if you have a traditional home. These windows can give living spaces a classic look and work in almost any room.  

Both of their sashes are operable, allowing more fresh air indoors. This feature will help keep your home cool during the warmer months. It also gives you better control of how much air enters your space. 

At Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, we install double-hung windows made with our unique Fibrex® material. It has the appeal of wood and twice the strength of vinyl. Our windows are guaranteed not to crack, warp and rot. They are also easy to clean from the inside since you can rotate both of their sashes. 

Still can’t decide which window style to choose for your home? Let Renewal by Andersen of Montana help you make the best decisions for your project. We are a trusted local window company. Call us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to serving homeowners in Billings and surrounding areas. 


"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

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