Many Appleton homeowners that looking to upgrade to casement or double-hung replacement windows.  A majority of homeowners chose double-hung windows because they are so easy to clean.  But don’t make the decision to install double-hung windows because looking at the pros and cons of both casement and double-hung.  Here is some information you might want to know to help make the right decision for your home and family:

Casement Replacement Windows

Casement replacement windows are hinged at the side and open outwards with a crank.  Appleton homeowners will sometimes choose this kind of window because of the increased airflow.  A casement window opens up the entire opening of the window versus double-hung only opening up for half of the window space.  Depending on the window that you are looking to replace, casement windows are recommended for spaces where it might be difficult to reach to push up a double-hung like above a kitchen sink.


  • Ease of operation
  • Less air leakage than other styles if installed properly
  • Good ventilation


  • Outward protrusion: Because a casement window is cranked outward, it can hang over patios and sidewalks which could create a hazard especially if you have small children running around the outside of your home.
  • More difficult to clean:  Double-hung windows easily slide out and then hang for quick and easy clean while a casement window can be a little more difficult.  Casement windows at AHT Wisconsin Windows crank out enough that you can slide your arm between the window frame and the window to clean the outside facing side of the window.

Double-Hung Replacement Windows

Double-hung windows are constructed so that both the top and the bottom sashes can be opened.  When double-hung windows need to be cleaned, they can be tilted inward to easily clean the exterior of the wind.  Unlike casement replacement windows, double-hung windows do not protrude outward when opened making them a great window option for the first floor of a home where the window would become a hazard or in the way when opened.


  • Great for small areas
  • Easy cleaning features


  • Less air ventilation than a casement window
  • More visual obstruction

Whether you prefer double-hung or casement replacement windows for your Appleton home, we can help.  AHT Wisconsin Windows installs replacement windows throughout Appleton and the rest of the Fox Cities.  If you would like to have an expert visit your home to find out what they would recommend for your home and to get a quote, then call 888-874-9339.