Single-hung and double-hung windows have several similarities, but they also have some significant differences that can impact their function in your home. That said, it’s important that you know which option to get.
Continue reading as Polk Contracting, Inc. shares the factors to consider when choosing between these two window styles.
When it comes to adequate airflow, single-hung and double-hung windows are a great choice. However, the way they are opened and closed differ. With a double-hung window, you can slide the top sash, bottom sash or both sashes to open and close the window and let air flow into and out of your home. But with a single-hung window, you can only slide up the bottom sash because the top sash is fixed and does not open.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Double-hung windows have tilt sashes that enable the upper and lower sashes to tilt inward, making it easier to clean both the interior and exterior glass indoors. On the other hand, single-hung windows have tilt latches that let you tilt the bottom sash toward the home. This allows you to wipe the outside of the bottom sash while standing inside your home. However, you must go outside if you’re going to clean the top sash of a single-hung window.
Both single-hung and double-hung windows are designed to improve energy efficiency. However, their framing materials are different from each other, which also impacts their energy-saving capabilities. Compared to double-hung windows, single-hung units can be slightly more efficient because they have fewer moving parts. This means a lower chance of air infiltration.
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