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Single Hung Window Replacement

A window style that became popular centuries ago, single hung windows can be found in homes across the United States and are still a popular window replacement option today.

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Like double hung windows, single hung windows have two window sashes, a top sash that is stationary and a lower sash that can be moved up and down to open and close. This configuration makes single hung windows less expensive and lower maintenance than double hung windows, as there are fewer moving parts and a simpler manufacturing process. The lower sash can tilt inwards for easy cleaning.

Because there is only one moving sash, single hung windows are more energy efficient and offer greater security. This type of window only opens in one direction, providing a lower chance for air leaks, even as the window ages. There are also fewer potential points of failure, as only the bottom sash is operational.

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What are the benefits of installing single hung windows for your home?2021-11-18T22:00:08+00:00

There are many reasons why single hung windows continue to be as popular today as they were centuries ago. The key benefits of single hung windows include:

1.Cost: Because of their simple design and the need for fewer moving parts, single hung windows cost less to manufacture and install than other window styles, including double hung windows. The overall time required to install a single hung window is less than that needed to install other window types.

2.Durability: Single hung windows are part stationary, meaning there are fewer moving parts that can fail or need to be replaced than other window styles. If something does need to be repaired, it is usually with the lower sash, making it easier to diagnose and repair.

3.Energy Efficient: With fewer moving parts, there is a lower potential for air leaks to occur and the window has a tighter overall seal. Both of these factors reduce the need to rely on your heating or cooling systems to maintain a comfortable home interior.

4.Secure: Not only is the bottom half of the window operable, the sash only tilts one way, making it more difficult for intruders to break in through a single hung window.

5.Low Maintenance: There is little to no annual maintenance required with single hung windows. Cleaning the glass on a regular basis is pretty much all that is needed.

What’s the difference between single and double hung windows?2021-11-18T21:54:33+00:00

Double hung windows are based on the iconic design of single hung windows, there is however one major difference, the number of operable sashes. A single hung window has one fixed/non-operable sash and one operable or moveable sash, whereas double hung windows have two operable or moveable sashes. Single hung windows offer better energy efficiency and security than double hung windows as the top sash is stationary and will not loosen over time.

Are single hung windows easy to clean?2021-11-18T21:59:42+00:00

Single hung windows take a little more effort to clean than double hung windows, as only the bottom portion of the window tilts inward. Even though this allows you to clean both sides of the lower sash from the inside of your home, you will need to clean the top, outside portion of your windows from outside of your home. This may require a ladder or tools that can extend to reach the top of your windows.

When should you use single hung windows?2021-11-18T21:59:03+00:00

You can use a single hung window anywhere you could install a double hung window, however you may opt to choose single hung windows if you are looking at a whole home window replacement and your budget is a concern. The cost of installing a single hung window is lower than many other window styles, including double hung windows. When you calculate the saving over 15 – 20 windows, it works out to be a significant sum. They are also more energy efficient than double hung windows, helping you save on energy expenses all year long.

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