Hung windows are another traditional window style often chosen to match or re-create period home styles. They are available in sashed and sash-less models. Sash-less models have become popular recently for contemporary buildings, however with so many homes now using double glazing, the sash-less appearance is reduced.
In hung windows the opening sashes slide up and down vertically giving the opportunity for ventilation at the top and bottom at the same time. The weight of sashes is supported by spiral springs or counter balance cords and weights. Like other sliding windows, hung windows do not usually obstruct window furnishings and can be made in aluminium or the traditional timber.
Designers often now combine the use of traditional external architrave trims around hinged window styles such as awning windows, to give the visual effect of period architecture and retain the functional simplicity of a hinged window.