There’s no surprise that double hung windows can complement any traditional living space. This window style has been around since the 18th century, which makes it a staple in many American homes. Notably, it was developed by Robert Hooke in the 17th century as an alternative to the small casement windows available at the time.

Since the debut of this window style, it has been a mainstay in many homes, especially those typified by Old World design. Renewal by Andersen® of Western New York, the leading window installation company, discusses the main features of double hung windows below.

Timeless Elegance

Although double hung windows have been around for decades, they continue to grace many homes, though they’ve since been updated with modern flair and convenience. At Renewal by Andersen, we use the Fibrex® framing material, which comes in a variety of colors “baked” into the material itself because of our extrusion process. With this innovative frame, you can enjoy the beauty of your double hung windows for many years because they’re guaranteed not to crack, chip, corrode or fade.

Improved Ventilation

Double hung windows are operable, allowing you to ventilate the room naturally. The sash moves vertically, which lets you control the breeze that enters your home. Plus, when closed, and they’re using our exclusive High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, they’re more energy-efficient than their competitors.


This window does not require extra room to operate because it moves along a track. You won’t have to rearrange your furnishings because it won’t take up additional space to open.

With the right window style, you can upgrade your home’s energy efficiency and aesthetics. Renewal by Andersen of Western New York is the company to hire when you need windows to suit your tastes. For more information about our other products, including bay windows and other specialty windows, call us at (716) 222-8657 or (585) 294-4640. We serve Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and the surrounding areas.