Double Hung Window Replacement Cost

Use our guide below to determine if double hung windows are right for your next project. Compare strengths and weaknesses of double hung windows, glass options, grid / grill patterns, and window screens.

Double Hung window replacement can cost as little as $319 pending the installation details or as much as $822 or more per window depending on your choice in size, hardware, functionality, style, glass type, and more.

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Double Hung Window Installation and Replacement

Double hung windows are the most common windows in the United States and offer a wide variety of benefits and unique features. A double hung window is a window with two operating sashes moving up and down, and meeting at the center when both are closed. Both the upper and the lower sashes are movable, they allow the user to open either of them at the same time.

The key difference between a single hung window and a double hung window is the ability for the top sash to open and close. A single hung window has the top sash fixed, and a double hung window will allow both the upper and lower sash to slide open and close.

Advantages of Double Hung Windows

Energy Efficient

Double hung windows are a popular choice among our customers, due to their energy efficiency. These come standard with high quality weather stripping and each of the window sections can be equipped with either double or triple pane glass. All these combined create a highly insulated window capable of keeping your home protected from the outdoor elements.

Easy to Clean

The ability to clean both the interior and the exterior of the window safely from the inside of your home makes it way much easier to maintain compared to single hung windows. This is because the two sash windows can easily be pulled either side, allowing you to clean each section at a time.

Excellent Ventilation

The ability to open either part of the two sections of the window at the same time always enables effective ventilation through one of the windows. They do this not only by allowing air in but also getting rid of the warm air inside the house. With the single hung windows, you would require multiple windows to achieve the ventilation effectiveness of the double hung windows.

Easy to Add Screens

Double hung windows can be built with half or full screens if you wish to open both the bottom and top sashes simultaneously.

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Drawbacks of Double Hung Windows

More Costly than Single Hung Windows

Double hung windows generally have a slight premium as opposed to single hung windows, however; nearly all our customers decide that the benefits outweigh the slight premium. As with all our windows, we offer flexible financing package to suit anyone's needs. We work with our customers to identify which windows they need, and how they are installed.

Ventilation Compared to Casement Windows

Regardless of the fact that the double hung windows have two sections of windows; they cannot both be fully open at the same time. The traditional double hung look does not offer the same unobstructed view that is found in a casement window. But ease of operation and ability to clean still makes this the most popular window style in America.

Double Hung Window Sash Options and Operation

Double Hung windows are a very dynamic window type and can be customized using grills, screens, and sashes.

The window sash is the horizontal bar between the top window and bottom window. The three main styles of sashes are:

Equal Sash

Both the upper and lower window sashes are equal size


The lower sash is larger than the upper


The upper sash is larger than the lower

Casement Windows Or Double Hung Windows?

If you are looking for replacement windows for your home, the first thing any homeowner must know is the difference between the two most popular window styles, casement and double hung.

How casement and double hung operate

If you are looking for replacement windows for your home, the first thing any homeowner must know is the difference between the two most popular window styles, casement and double hung.


Both windows are easy to operate and easy to clean. The double hung windows will tile in while the casement opened 90 degrees. Both can be cleaned from the inside.

Energy Efficiency / Ventilation

Both casement and double hung windows provide excellent ventilation. The true test of determining which to buy is determined by the side of the house the window is likely to be placed on. If the casement cranks open and the glass blocks the wind the ventilation may be reduced, and a double hung might provide a better benefit. The wind also impacts energy efficiency. Double hung windows have two moving sashes compared to one open and closed seal in a casement. Casement windows are simpler in design and have the benefit of when it is windy the seal strength increases.

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Double Hung Windows (FAQ) - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (double hung windows FAQ) we've answered dover the years about replacing and installing windows.

The primary difference is that with a single hung window, only the bottom sash moves while the top is permanently fixed. This means you can only open the bottom part of the window. With a double hung, both sashes slide up and down, and you can open either or both the top and bottom parts.

Simply put, yes, it is common for homeowners to have an existing double hung window and replace it with a new casement window. The same happens the other way around as well. Both casement and double hung windows are great options and we see many homeowners switch between them for a change of scenery.

The average Double Hung Window Replacement Cost in the Greater Milwaukee Area ranges between $249.99 to $369.99 per window. To have the window installed will usually incur a labor cost between $157.99 and $297.99 per window. Pricing can be further narrowed down based on window dimensions, glass type, texture, and color. Use this window replacement cost calculator.