The differences between single-hung and double-hung windows

When selecting windows for your home, it’s important to understand the differences between various types of windows. Two common options are single-hung and double-hung windows. Here are the key differences between the two:

Single-Hung Windows:

Single-hung windows have one operable sash (the part that moves) that can be raised or lowered. The other sash is fixed in place. These types of windows are more common in older homes and can provide a classic look.


  • Typically less expensive than double-hung windows.
  • Fewer moving parts, so they may require less maintenance over time.
  • May provide a classic look that matches the style of an older home.


  • Limited ventilation options because only one sash can be opened.
  • Can be more difficult to clean because the top sash is typically fixed in place.

Double-Hung Windows:

Double-hung windows have two operable sashes that can be raised or lowered independently of each other. They are more common in newer homes and provide greater flexibility in terms of ventilation options.


  • Greater flexibility in terms of ventilation because both sashes can be opened.
  • Easier to clean because both sashes can be tilted inwards.


  • More expensive than single-hung windows.
  • More moving parts, which may require more maintenance over time.

Ultimately, the choice between single-hung and double-hung windows comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your home. At Canada’s Restoration Services, we can help you make the best decision for your home’s windows. We offer a variety of window options and installation services to ensure that your windows are installed correctly and function properly for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our services.