What Is A Double Hung Window?

A Zen Windows Double Hung Window shown from the exterior.



Tilt in windows are easy to clean.




The sashes on the Zen Windows Double Hung Windows can be lifted and tilted in.


Double hung windows are the most commonly used windows in the US today. You can practically see them everywhere as they are a popular choice among a number of homeowners. They are named such because of the way their set of double sashes hung inside the window frame through counterweights. These counterweights also enabled the sashes to be raised with very minimal effort required. In addition, they also make it possible for the sashes to stay in place while lifted.

Today, however modern double hung windows rarely, if at all, use counter weights. In many cases, manufacturers make use of either spring balances or steel coils to balance the weight of the sashes when they are raised or lowered to open and close the window respectively.

Designed With You And Your Home In Mind

Zen’s double hung windows come with a number of practical and innovative features:

  • Strength and ease of operation: All Zen Windows’ double hungs are equipped with either Endura-Force™ or Certa-Force™ balances that offer ease of operation when lifting or lowering the windows while at the same time ensuring strength and durability.
  • Simple and convenient cleaning from inside the home: All Zen Windows double hung windows have the ability to tilt in providing ease of cleaning and maintenance. With just a press of the button found at either side of the sash, you can easily tip the sash in your direction for easy cleaning.
  • Minimal air infiltration: With their specially designed air barriers and the incorporation of weather stripping, Zen Windows double hung windows allow very minimal amount of air to get in and out of the house.
  • Innovative sill designs: The strong bond that joins the window’s sill and jamb provides maximum protection against the outdoor elements.
  • Energy efficient glass packages: With our numerous glass package options, you will be able to choose the most suitable glass that will meet your energy efficiency requirements.
  • Added convenience: All Zen Windows’ double hungs come with vent stops that allow the sash to stay in place while raised halfway to provide some level of ventilation without necessarily opening the windows all the way up.

Aside from these features, Zen Windows’ double hung window lines are offered in a wide range of affordable prices to meet all budget options.

If you are still undecided on what type of replacement windows to get that will perfectly suit your home, contact us today and we’ll help you make the right choice.