Double Hung Vinyl Windows | Basics, Costs & Benefits


Double Hung Vinyl Windows

Double hung vinyl windows are the single most popular window style on the market today. Double hungs are the most common type of window sold and vinyl window frames are the most common material used. Here is what you need to know about this popular option.

Basics Of Double Hung Windows

Double hung vinyl windows have both an upper and lower sash (whereas a single hung has just one lower sash). The sides have separate grooves for each sash to move up or down vertically. Depending on the style, the sashes can be moved at the same time to be partly open at both the top and bottom. They are a taller window than say vinyl sliders, which tend to be more horizontal in shape. Double hungs provide great ventilation with the two sash options and also make for easy cleaning. The vinyl frame translates to low maintenance and a very reasonable price tag.

Vinyl Windows Prices

Price: $350 to $750 installed

Double hung vinyl windows will typically run from $350 to $750 installed. The actual window will run anywhere from $250 to $550. Expect the installation portion to account for $100 to $200 of this cost per window. Explore more vinyl window prices.

-- Price Range: $350 to $750 installed --

Excellent Ventilation

With both the upper and lower sashes, double hungs are fantastic and versatile ventilation. For direct air, the lower sash can be opened. For indirect air (air flow that cools the room but doesn't blow directly), simply slide down the top sash.

Easy Cleaning

The other great feature of the two sashes is easy cleaning. This is especially handy for windows on the second story or high up that are difficult to access.

Low Maintenance

Because the window frames are vinyl, there is very little maintenance required. This is definitely not the case with solid wood windows, which require care and maintenance each year. Twice a year the windows can be hosed off and a mild detergent can be used to wipe off the dirt or other grime that can collect on the vinyl.

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