Hung windows are comprised of two sashes, one situated at the top of the window frame and another at the bottom. The unique feature of this style is that either one or both sashes are able to slide up and down to allow for maximum ventilation.
There are two distinctive styles within this category of window:
With both variations, the movable sashes may be tilted inward to allow for quick and easy cleaning, no matter where – or on what floor – they’re located.
The endless variations of detailing on the respective sashes can create a striking architectural look for those with an eye for curb appeal, but the simple and clean two-panel design means that these windows can blend effortlessly into any style of home.
The ability to select between one or two sliding sashes means that you’ll be able to customize windows that do exactly what you want them to, whether it’s sliding open the bottom sash to allow a refreshing breeze inside or opening the top sash to relieve warm temperatures. With the double-hung style, both sashes may be opened to an equal amount, promoting air circulation.
The versatility of this style cannot be overstated, as the double-sash design allows for easy viewing of scenery and provides an unhampered view of the outdoors. They work well in every room, and the simplicity of their structure means they’re easy to use as well.
Whichever way you choose to use them, hung windows will be a functional, fashionable accent for your home.
Hung windows have a long history in both Europe and North America. In fact, hung windows from the 1670’s can still be viewed in England. They became an integral feature of Georgian and Victorian homes, and this classic look remains immensely popular today. Add grills to your window for a more traditional appearance or opt for clear glass for a more contemporary feel.
Hung windows are a timeless style, and at Kempenfelt Windows & Doors, we have over 25 years of experience selecting and installing these windows for customers across southern, central, and northern Ontario. We proudly supply windows from Rehau and Euro Vinyl Windows, which are specially designed to be efficient and durable for many years to come. Our design team will work with you to determine the ideal solution for your home. Feel free to ask questions and let us know what you’re looking for. If you’re not sure where to start, drop by one of our showrooms to evaluate your options in-person.