What are Single Hung Windows?
In a single hung window, only the bottom sash is operable while the top sash stays stationary. Much like a double hung window, this bottom sash will slide up and down as well as tilt in for easy cleaning.
Ascetically, there is not much difference, just functionality. Price is also a good reason to choose a single hung window: they tend to have a lower price point.
There are 2 disadvantages to the Single Hung Window.
- 1. Only the bottom sash opens and closes and tilts in for easy cleaning. If you like having clean windows and have a second story house, a single hung window might not be the best option. Since the top sash does not tilt in, it will make it harder to clean.
- 2. You U-Factor will drop a few points. But why, you ask? There is less material in a single hung window, which means there is more glass. Glass is less energy efficient than vinyl or wood.
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