Single-Hung vs. Double-Hung Windows: Differences, Costs & Benefits
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If it’s time to purchase replacement windows for your home, it would be wise to do some homework before contacting your local window company for a free consultation. You might feel more confident making your decision if you know the basics about window styles and vocabulary.
Let’s begin your window education by discussing the difference between single and double-hung windows.
What are the cost differences between a single hung window and double hung?
The cost differences between a single-hung window and a double-hung window depend on several factors –including the brand, materials, and size. But generally, a single hung window is less expensive. This is because there are fewer moving parts, so it costs less to construct a single-hung window.
How to choose between single or double hung windows
When it’s time for a window replacement, you can replace your original window with one that is a different window style. Besides the cost difference, here are other factors to consider when selecting your new window style.
Ease of Cleaning
Generally speaking, it’s easier to clean double-hung windows. Most of the time, both sashes of double-hung windows tilt inside. This means the homeowner would have access to both sides of the glass, making cleaning easier.
In single-hung windows, the upper sash is stationary. This means you must be outside for window cleaning, which may be difficult on a two-story house. However, it may not matter as much if you purchase them for a ground-level room.
When properly functioning, both window types can open to let in a cool breeze. However, you can open both operable sashes halfway simultaneously with a double-hung version. This means that you can ventilate the hot air out of the house through the top, while the bottom sash allows for air circulation.
Comparing the energy efficiency of single vs. double-hung windows may be tricky. After all, it depends on the brand, the frame material, and the installation. However, double-hung windows are generally slightly less efficient than single-hung windows.
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