Single Hung Windows

When dealing with windows, particularly when replacing old windows, you will often come across the term “double-hung.” It is rare to find new single-hung windows from replacement suppliers, but you may come across them when purchasing a home. There is a very basic, simple difference between single-hung and double-hung windows.

Single-hung windows are an older building style, and they are the simple windows we usually think of.  They open on one side of the window only, and that is the biggest difference between these two styles.  Double-hung windows, on the other hand, have the ability to open on both sides, which essentially gives you more options for using your window in your home.


On a Budget

Because single-hung windows have less attributes as a whole, they are generally cheaper.  Single-hung windows are also less susceptible to air gap problems, since the stationary panel is mostly air-tight.  If you are on a budget, single-hung windows may be the best option for you.  In either case, Scottish Home Improvements can help you install the perfect windows for your home.

One of the biggest benefits for many home owners with double-hung windows on the other hand, is that cleaning is much easier.  They are usually built so you can tilt them inside, and it makes it much easier to clean the windows this way.  Take a look at our other window styles, including our double-hung windows, to learn more about which type is best for your home.

Contact us today for help on choosing between single and double-hung installations for your home.  We can help you get started on the process, and help you every step of the way!