What’s the difference between single hung and double-hung windows? Single hungs have a fixed top sash (stuck at the top) that can’t be operated, but it has an operable bottom sash. This means you’re able to open or close just one side of the window as needed for ventilation or privacy purposes – this is especially useful if your space needs air flow in different directions depending on what’s going on inside!

double hung window

Because both sashes are operable on a double hung window, you can just open the top sash by itself.  For in the cases where if you want fresh air that doesn’t blow directly on you.

Window Ventilation & Air Circulation

The second difference is the amount of ventilation and air flow you get from these two windows. Double hung windows offer a lot more circulation by opening both sashes; fresh air will flow in through the bottom while warm air flows out of the top.

Window Cleaning & Maintenance

Most double hung windows come with tilt sashes, meaning the upper and lower sashes tilt inward. This makes it easy to clean your windows from inside your home.  This is especially helpful for windows that are on the second or third floor of your house where cleaning the windows from the outside can be a problem.

cleaning a double hung window

Window Costs

Lastly, because of the added features and functionality, double hung windows typically cost slightly more than a single hung window.  Double hung windows are also our most popular!  Window and Door Specialties will work within your budget to provide the highest quality windows available.

We also provide financing for any of your window needs.  Just ask us about our latest finance offers!

And yes, both single and double-hung windows have a screen, either full or half, that will cut down the sunlight that enters the home and allow for fresh air to come in without the nuisance of bugs.

Contact Window and Door Specialties today to discover which window is right for you.  We’ve installed thousands of windows in the area and we have the expertise to answer any of your questions!

“Air leakage is a major problem in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that around 30% of energy loss in buildings comes from air infiltration. This means that if you have an older home with single pane windows, you could be losing up to 50% of your heating and cooling costs through those windows alone!”