Single- and double-hung windows are popular among homeowners because they’re cost-effective and work with a wide variety of architectural styles. If you’re unsure which one to choose for your home, here are some tips.
Single-hung windows have a top sash that doesn’t move. Their operable bottom sash moves vertically to welcome fresh air and let indoor air escape. These windows are often more affordable than double-hung windows because they have fewer moving parts.
Double-hung windows have operable top and bottom sashes. Opening both sashes maximizes indoor ventilation, which is especially helpful in kitchens and bathrooms. Alternatively, you can use them like single-hung windows and open only one sash. Double-hung windows are more expensive than single-hung windows because they have more moving parts.
Choosing the Best Windows for Your Home
There are several considerations to check to know whether a single- or double-hung window is suitable for your home. First is cleaning and maintenance. Double-hung windows typically have tilt latches that let you clean the interior and exterior sides of the sash from inside your home. Single-hung windows only have a tilt latch for their bottom sash, allowing you to clean the exterior side of the top sash from the outside.
Ventilation is another factor to consider before buying a single- or double-hung window. Double-hung windows offer optimal airflow because you can simultaneously open the top and bottom sashes.
To find the best windows for your home, you can schedule a consultation with Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming. Our experts will make sure you get the best window style that works for your home and budget. We’ll listen to your needs and guarantee your satisfaction. Call us at (307) 472-2199, or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.