Sash windows are the most common type of window in American homes. They are available in two styles: single-hung and double-hung. While fairly similar in appearance, both single and double-hung windows offer unique advantages that make them a great addition to your home. The premier roofing and exterior home improvement company, Advanced Roofing Inc. shares a quick comparison.
Single-hung windows are designed with one fixed sash and one movable sash. Since they have few movable parts, they tend to cost less than their double-hung counterparts. But keep in mind that there are other factors that affect window costs. For example, a single-hung window that uses a premium framing material or energy-efficient glass, will still cost more than a double-hung window that’s made of something more basic.
When it comes to increasing your home’s access to natural ventilation, double-hung windows have the edge over single-hung units. That’s because double-hung windows come with two operable sashes. You can open both their top and bottom sashes at the same time to let warm, moisture-laden air escape outside, and let fresh, cooling breezes into your home. Thanks to their unique design, double-hung windows can help keep your living space naturally cool while improving indoor air quality.
Single-hung windows may not be as effective at delivering natural ventilation, but they can offer better insulation than double-hung windows. As mentioned above, single-hung units have one inoperable sash. This creates a stronger and tighter seal in the window, helping prevent air leakage and energy loss.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Both single and double-hung windows can be cleaned from inside your home. However, double-hung windows are usually made with tilt-in sashes, which makes them a bit easier to clean and maintain. Some units also have removable sashes, making cleanup even more of a breeze.
Get a Detailed Window Quote
Whatever sash window you decide to get, make sure to turn to Advanced Roofing Inc. for its installation. We are recognized as one of the top residential roofing contractors in the area, but if you also need a professional to handle your window replacement, we’ll be more than happy to fill that role. We proudly serve homeowners in Plainfield, IL, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call today at (630) 553-2344, or fill out this contact form to schedule a window consultation.