A Comparison of Single- and Double-Hung Windows

You might like a single- or double-hung set for your home when shopping for replacement windows. The differences between the two can be confusing, so in this post, renowned window contractor Renewal by Andersen® compares single- and double-hung windows to help you decide.

Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows only open from the bottom and are the more traditional of these two types. The lower panel moves to allow airflow and can be kept in place using a sash lock. These classic windows look sharp while still being private and secure. They have frames typically made from wood or fiberglass, such as Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® frames.

The most notable benefit that single-hung windows offer is savings. These are generally less expensive than double-hung options. If you’re willing to trade off efficient airflow for a beautiful window set that isn’t too hard on the budget, go for single-hung windows and replacement patio doors.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows open from the top and bottom, with both sections moving up or down easily depending on the desired airflow. The better circulation of air it offers makes it the best choice for bathrooms and kitchens. They’re also easier to clean and maintain because they have two moving sashes. Their only downside is they are often slightly more expensive than single-hung windows.

Choosing the Best for Your Home

Consider your budget and need for energy efficiency when choosing between these two window types. Single-hung windows are cost-friendly and effective in improving your home’s aesthetics. On the other hand, double-hung windows are cost-effective and have excellent airflow, which is beneficial in keeping your home cool during summer. Both windows create a timeless look for any home.

Want an excellent window installation with top-notch single and double-hung window products? Turn to Renewal by Andersen, one of the best window contractors. Our experienced team and quality window products guarantee long-term lifespans and a beautiful fit for any home. Call us today at (206) 775-7533 or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.

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