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Double-hung and single-hung windows: What to know

When it comes to installing new windows, style is important, but so is the functionality. Depending on the window type, you can find styles that are efficient, will fit your finances and match your aesthetic. And two of the most popular window styles are double-hung and single-hung windows. 

Both window types have benefits, similarities, and differences. See below for more on double-hung and single-hung windows to help you select which one suits your needs.

The similarities

Both double-hung and single-hung windows are vertical sliding with an upper and lower sash. A sash is a frame, usually square or rectangle, that holds the glass. Both window types look very similar, and almost identical from a distance.

The differences

The biggest difference between double-hung and single-hung windows are their operability. With single-hung, you can only move the bottom hash moves, making them a simpler style. With double-hung windows, both sashes are able to move and be open, which helps during hotter seasons. 

The benefits and features

Double-hung windows tend to be easy to clean and efficient since both sashes are moveable and can help with recirculation. They can also be safer if you like to keep the window open since the bottom sash can remain closed. On the other hand, single-hung windows are less expensive than double-hung windows. 

How to choose

Once you’ve fully researched and feel knowledgeable about both styles, it’s time to make a decision. When deciding, it’s a good idea to compare costs, look, and functionality. These will help you invest in the best window type for you and your home.

Investing in new windows is a big undertaking, especially if you’re deciding between styles. If you’re preparing to install new windows, contact us at Daytona Window today. With over 40 years in business, we offer various types of windows and will help customize to fit your needs.