Single Hung

In the single hung window, the bottom sash moves up to open and allow in air flow. The top sash is fixed.

Since it opens and closes without protruding, single-hung windows are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios. 

Double Hung

Double-Hung windows are one of the most popular styles for homeowners. The window can be operated from the bottom or top sash, sliding up and down for ventilation.

Since it opens and closes without protruding, double-hung windows are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios.

Single and Double Hung Window Features

Vinyl single and double-hung windows are popular choices for many homes due to their versatility, energy efficiency, and ease of use. Here are eight features associated with these types of windows:

When choosing between single and double-hung windows, consider your ventilation needs, maintenance preferences, and the overall design aesthetic of your home. Consulting with a window professional can help you make an informed decision based on your specific requirements.


Single-Hung: In single-hung windows, only the bottom sash is movable, typically sliding upward. This design is simple and cost-effective.

Double-Hung: Both the upper and lower sashes of double-hung windows are operable, providing more flexibility in ventilation. They can be opened from the top or bottom, allowing for better control of airflow.

Energy Efficiency:

Vinyl single and double-hung windows often feature multi-chambered frames and energy-efficient glass options, contributing to better insulation and reduced heat transfer. This helps improve the overall energy efficiency of the home.

Low Maintenance:

Vinyl is a low-maintenance material that does not require painting and is resistant to rot, corrosion, and pests. Single and double-hung windows are relatively easy to clean and maintain.

Versatility in Ventilation:

Double-hung windows offer more versatility in ventilation compared to single-hung windows. Both sashes can be adjusted to control the amount and direction of airflow, allowing for better customization of indoor comfort.

Safety Features:

Many vinyl single and double-hung windows come with safety features such as tilt-in sashes for easy cleaning from the inside and, in some cases, locking mechanisms for enhanced security.

Customization Options:

Vinyl windows come in various styles, sizes, and colors, allowing homeowners to choose options that complement their home’s architecture. Customization options may also include different grid patterns, hardware finishes, and glass types.

Noise Reduction:

The construction of vinyl windows, combined with double or triple glazing options, can contribute to reducing outdoor noise, providing a quieter indoor environment.

UV Resistance:

Vinyl windows are typically resistant to UV rays, helping prevent fading and discoloration over time. This feature ensures that the windows maintain their aesthetic appeal for an extended period.


GS Series

Award winning energy efficiency 2014 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in Class Tilt-in Single & Double Hung Models Tilt models allow for operating sash to tilt in for safe and easy cleaning from inside TriplePane & DuraPane Glass For excellent energy efficiency and sound reduction. Even Sight Lines Even sight lines for a balanced look

Imperial Series

Autolock Handle Window closes and locks with a single motion All Metal Window Rollers Metal window rollers are durable and operate smoothly. Argon-filled Glass Chambers Argon gas reduces the amount of heat passage through the overall glass package 1" and 1-3/8" Nailing Fin Depth Expanded selection of nail-on fin depths increase application compatibility