Single Hung Windows
Single Hung Vinyl Replacement Windows
Single hung and Double hung windows are very much like similar to each other, except for one major difference. On single hung windows, the top sash is fixed in place and does not move or tilt in, but the base is operable. On double hung windows both sash in the window frame are operable, meaning they can be moved up and down. The sashes on a double hung window also tilt in for easy cleaning.
Single-hung windows provides air-flow control only by the degree of space provided between the lower panel and the bottom frame. In the single hung window, the bottom sash moves upward to open and allow air flow. Since it opens and closes without protuding. In either case as the sash do not open outward single-hung windows are a very good choice for rooms facing side walks, porches or patios.
The single hung window, also known as a sash window, is easy to slide up and a common preference for modern house construction. Most common style of window installed in U.S. housing. Can be a DIY job with a little help from someone in lifting the window it is in place.
Single-hung windows are a favorite choice for one primary reason: Cost.
Advantages of single hung windows
The pros of single hung windows are similar to those of double hung windows. Vinyl isn’t a very conductive material, so less air enters or escapes, keeping the house at a more even temperature thus eliminating or at least reducing drafts. The lower sash seals to the frame when closed. This is accomplished using top quality weather stripping, normally closed cell foam. One more advantage is the cost. They are the most affordable type of window, but you do not have to trade efficiency for cost.
There are several advantages provided by single hung windows that are advantageous to house and small business owners alike. Some of the notable benefits are:
- Security single hung windows open in only one direction, so there are fewer points of failure on the windows locking system.
- Energy efficiency single hung windows only have one movable sash, so there’s less opportunity for air infiltration as the window ages.
Disadvantages of single hung windows
There are just a few disadvantages of single hung windows. This minimal sash opening can reduce air flow a bit. The other disadvantage is that just the bottom sash tilts in for cleaning, which means you’ll still need to clean the top pane on the outside of the house.
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