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How to Differentiate Double Hung and Single Hung Windows!

Living room showroomThe excitement of home improvements and upgrading installations can easily become overwhelming and riddled with uncertainty.

Each part of your home, from flooring and countertops to door knobs and windows, is a reflection of your style and affects the overall feel of your home.

However, windows can provide much more than curb appeal, they can holistically improve your home’s energy efficiency, value, maintenance, and safety.

Double or Single Hung Windows--What’s the Difference?

Thinking about upgrading your windows with high performance installations, but aren’t sure whether double hung windows or single hung windows makes the most sense for your home and lifestyle?

Use the following as a cheat sheet to help you differentiate between the two options.

double hung v. single hung window comparison

You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a double and single hung window by merely looking at them side by side; it’s only when you get into the mechanics of the windows that you’ll notice the difference.

Watch this quick video to see the different mechanics of a double and a single hung window.

There are a myriad of variables that can affect the cost of replacing your windows, including:

  • The condition of your window frames

  • How many windows your replacing

  • Additional window treatments, such as tint or low-e coatings

Are Double or Single Hung Windows Right for Your Home?

The choice is yours to decide what makes the most sense for your family, home, and lifestyle. Ask yourself what’s most important to you.

Maybe you value energy efficiency and lower energy bills the most? Or, perhaps security and convenience are more meaningful features that accommodate your lifestyle.

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