Single-hung and double-hung windows are probably the most common types of windows found in older homes and new construction homes. There are many similarities between single-hung windows and double-hung windows, but there are also some noticeable differences. We’ve outlined the significant differences below so you can be better educated when you make window selections for whatever your home improvement project might be. If you have questions, the experts at Master Seal can answer any questions about the windows themselves as well as single-hung and double-hung window installation.
A single-hung window is a prevalent window type, with a window sash that operates on the bottom and a fixed window sash on the top. So, while the bottom part of the window slides up and down, the top part does not move. Ventilation is through the bottom sash, which generally also has a screen installed. Some models have a tilt-out feature to make the moveable bottom sash easier to clean. Generally speaking, single-hung windows are less expensive because there are fewer moving parts than double-hung windows.
Windows with two operating sashes that both move up and down are called double-hung windows. Those two moving parts, sashes, allow maximum ventilation and airflow. They are an excellent choice for homes with more than one story so that it increases the right kind of airflow on the jumper floors especially. Heat rises, so in the summer, the warm air on the upper floors can be released out of the house through the top sashes, and cool air from the outside is able to flow through the lower sashes on all floors. In the cold months, you’ll have well-insulated quality windows to keep you warm inside and help save on heating costs.
Double-hung windows are generally more expensive than single-hung windows. However, they offer ventilation through both sashes and are easier to clean than single-hung windows because there is better access to the outside of the glass. Having both sashes operable offers more flexibility, access, and much better airflow. Double-hung windows also come with the option of tilted sashes, so you can easily clean the outside of your windows, especially if they are installed on upper floors. There’s no need to get up on a tall ladder outside the house or hire a window cleaner.
Single-Hung And Double-Hung Window Installation
Since the most significant difference between the two window styles is the number of moveable window sashes, the installation is handled similarly. The biggest installation difference comes when you decide on the size of your windows. You may have more size options with double-hung windows.
When you are ready to shop for new windows, it’s best to buy from a reputable source that offers expert installation services, like Master Seal. Don’t struggle to try and install new windows yourself. Instead, spend your valuable time with family and friends while our licensed and insured install team does what they do best. We offer full guarantees for our work, and we are happy to share our customer reviews with you.
Master Seal Expertly Installs Windows
Whatever window style you choose, you can take comfort knowing your new windows from Master Seal are highly energy-efficient and built to last. You’ll notice a difference in your monthly heating and power bills – for the better right away. Older windows aren’t as energy-efficient as newer vinyl replacement windows, mostly due to single pane window glass and poor insulation.
We offer a variety of window styles in addition to single-hung and double-hung windows, including:
Get ready to be more comfortable in your home during the hot summers and the cold winters. Give our expert installation team a call today at 855.608.1580.