A Comprehensive Guide to Replacing Casement Windows with Double-Hung Windows


Casement windows have long been a popular choice for homeowners due to their ease of use and aesthetic appeal. However, as trends change and technology advances, many homeowners are now considering replacing their casement windows with double-hung windows. This blog post will discuss the relevant costs involved in making this switch, as well as the benefits of choosing double-hung windows for your home. With over 1000 words, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your window replacement project.

Why Replace Casement Windows with Double-Hung Windows?

Before we delve into the costs associated with replacing casement windows with double-hung windows, it's essential to understand why this change may be beneficial for your home. Double-hung windows offer several advantages over casement windows, including:

1. Energy Efficiency: Double-hung windows are generally more energy-efficient than casement windows. This is because they have two sashes that can be opened and closed independently, allowing for better airflow and temperature control.

2. Ease of Maintenance: Double-hung windows are easier to clean and maintain than casement windows. Both sashes can be tilted inwards, making it simple to clean the exterior glass from inside your home.

3. Versatility: Double-hung windows are more versatile in terms of design and style options. They can be customized to fit any architectural style, making them a popular choice for homeowners looking to update their home's appearance.

4. Safety: Double-hung windows are often considered safer than casement windows, as they can be equipped with window guards or security bars to prevent unauthorized entry.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Replacing Casement Windows with Double-Hung Windows

There are several factors to consider when calculating the cost of replacing casement windows with double-hung windows. These include:

1. Window Size: The size of your existing casement windows will impact the cost of replacement. Larger windows will require more materials and labor, resulting in a higher overall cost.

2. Window Material: The material of your new double-hung windows will also affect the cost. Common materials include wood, vinyl, and aluminum, with wood being the most expensive option and vinyl being the most affordable.

3. Glass Type: The type of glass you choose for your double-hung windows can impact the cost. Options include single-pane, double-pane, and triple-pane glass, with the latter two options offering better energy efficiency but at a higher price point.

4. Installation: The complexity of the installation process will affect the cost of replacing your casement windows with double-hung windows. If your existing window frames are in good condition, the process may be relatively simple, resulting in lower labor costs. However, if your frames need to be replaced or repaired, this can increase the overall cost of the project.

5. Location: The cost of window replacement can vary depending on your geographic location. Labor and material costs may differ from region to region, so it's essential to get quotes from local contractors to get an accurate estimate for your specific area.

Estimating the Cost of Replacing Casement Windows with Double-Hung Windows

Based on the factors listed above, the cost of replacing casement windows with double-hung windows can range anywhere from $300 to $1,000 or more per window. This includes the cost of the window itself, as well as labor and installation costs. To get a more accurate estimate for your specific project, it's essential to consult with a professional contractor who can assess your home and provide a customized quote.

Additional Considerations for Window Replacement

When replacing your casement windows with double-hung windows, there are a few additional factors to consider:

1. Warranty: Be sure to inquire about the warranty offered by the window manufacturer and the installation company. A good warranty can provide peace of mind and protect your investment in the long run.

2. Energy Efficiency: If energy efficiency is a priority for you, consider investing in high-quality double- or triple-pane windows with low-E coatings. These features can help to reduce heat transfer and lower your energy bills.

3. Aesthetics: While double-hung windows offer a classic, timeless look, it's essential to choose a style and color that complements your home's overall design. Take the time to explore various options and find the perfect fit for your home.

4. Professional Installation: While it may be tempting to save money by attempting a DIY window replacement, hiring a professional contractor is highly recommended. Proper installation is crucial to ensuring the longevity and performance of your new windows.

In summary, replacing casement windows with double-hung windows can be an excellent investment for homeowners looking to improve their home's energy efficiency, safety, and aesthetics. By considering the factors discussed in this blog post and consulting with a professional contractor, you can make an informed decision about the best window replacement option for your home.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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This newly built private house is in Sydney, Australia. The area occupied by the fenestration system in our scheduled design drawings was up to more than 110 square meters. A wide range of design details made the perfect mix of modern aesthetics and traditional sophistication, the simulated vertical hung windows with tilt & turn opening systems in this home are absolutely breathtaking. SDLS (Simulated Divided Lites with Spacer Bar) brings some historical vintage feeling to the whole building without losing any energy saving performance. Long narrow fixed windows creating larger-than-life expenses, coupled with German high-end systems made this project stand out from the rest.

Simulated Hung Window with Tilt & Turn Openings

The client's idea was to maintain a certain vintage feel, and our aim was to meet the energy efficiency needs and standards of modern houses as much as possible while maintaining a retro design. Doorwin’s 61S simulated hung windows with tilt & turn openings is a respectful modernization of a classic architectural masterwork.

Why choose the tilt and turn opening method?

Because it generally has better air seals than sliding, single hung, or double hung window frames. Tilt and turn windows form a complete seal when fully closed, this means they are less prone to water leakage, and cold draughts and you’ll keep more of your heating indoors where it belongs. They can be opened in the upper tilt way to ventilate at a minimum opening status and are easy to clean outside of the glass; when there’s a good day, they can be opened as normal inward casement windows.

Large Energy Efficient Fixed Windows

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Huge, fixed glass walls up to seven meters long and two meters high bring great lighting and open views, making it really refreshing to the mind. Five meters high long narrow windows give the whole building a contemporary aesthetic.

Every window’s placement and shape not only add to the uniqueness of this home but also provide a more energy-saving ability for the owners.

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Aluminum Door offered an air of uniqueness and elegance to a home. With their luxurious patterns and beautiful finishes, it provides this house with a bounty of aesthetics and security. Aluminum entry doors allow you to resist any weather extremes, corrosion, and pests. So aluminum is one of the most resilient and durable materials you can select for front doors considering the price/performance ratio.

With pieces of double panes, and Low-E tempered glass. The door provides a good insulation performance.

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Divided lite windows and doors offer unique architectural solutions for buildings without compromising energy efficiency or aesthetics. Doorwin provides multiple muntin and glass options to customize your divided lite windows and doors. Further customization is available with a variety of colors and materials, creating an infinite number of design combinations to best suit your style.

In this project, we use SDLS (simulated divided lites with spacer bars), these bars permanently adhere to both sides of the glass, and spacer bars are installed between the glass, this is the most energy-efficient way to create the look of classical décor grilles. The windows in the bathroom bedroom and study have an Arch Transom Design, making these rooms, which are often used by the owner, have some traditional aesthetics.

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German Imported Hardware System

For windows and doors, hardware is as important as the engine is to the car. The continuous technological innovation of the European hardware industry has strongly promoted the performance improvement and functional innovation of windows and doors. In this project, Doorwin uses Hoppe™ multi-point locks, hinges, and handles from Germany.

Multi-point lock systems provide not only the burglar-resistance but also a tighter compression seam, making the window keeps good energy-efficient performance. Together with Technoform Bautec’s insulation edge bond and sealant strips, these make up our products' top insulation and energy-saving performance.

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We have several international patents to reduce clients’ labor costs, such as our unique flanges and assembly type tubular design, which is different from the other products on the market. What sets us apart among Chinese counterpart is that all our products are equipped with nail fin structures for quick and easy installation. Labor costs during installation may exceed of the window and door price, therefore, our exclusive patent allows users to not only get a significant increase in installation efficiency, but also greatly reduce the labor cost of window and door installation. A cost that may bring you unexpected savings that far exceed the price difference you may care about now.

Free Design Assistance

With our own expertise, we provided the no-cost design development and contract documentation with CAD & BIM drawings, including elevation, details about the project, and installation help.

Before production, we will provide accurate sample drawings, which will clearly show the cross-sectional pattern, size, opening method and direction, pattern of the warm spacer, and the installation nodes. We will not go into production until you have signed off on the drawing to ensure that you receive a final product that meets the exact requirements of your project.

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Doorwin's professional packing system guarantees all products are delivered safely and without any damage. We apply a four-point packing system. Firstly, adhesive plastic film is applied on interior wood frames and exterior aluminum frames to avoid scratches on the surface. Then, a paper board is applied after we apply air bubble film surrounding the whole windows/ doors to avoid any destruction or clash. Lastly, we place them into a durable non-fumigation plywood crate to avoid any possible damage during transportation.

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Doorwin is one of the most professional window & door manufacturers are known for its great customized products. In Doorwin, a variety of colors, styles, and sizes of products are available to meet the client’s unique requirements. We own three ISO9000-certified modern factories in China. With a factory area of 20,000 m2 and a production capacity of 100,000 m2 per year. Doorwin Group has the scale to ensure timely delivery and the flexibility to reduce manufacturing lead times to as short as 18 days.