What are the key benefits of a single hung window?
One of the main reason homeowners choose single hung windows is because they are less expensive. With a fixed top sash, the single hung also offers better insulation than the double hung window. Visually, the window design hides the locks for a streamlined exterior.
Like the double hung window, the single hung windows is well-suited for traditional style homes. Historically these windows were found in Georgian and Victorian houses, but fit beautifully in almost any style of home.
What rooms work best for a single hung window and why?
Single hung windows are great for any room in the house and easily lift open for fresh air. The bottom sash tilts in for cleaning from inside the home, but cleaning of the top sash is done from outside. So, if you are in a two-story home and maintenance is an issue, you may want to select a double hung.
In the 1670s, the single hung window was the replacement window of choice. The renovation of the Ham House in England replaced the old rotting windows with some of the earliest instances of the single hung.
If you’re interested in the single hung window, you may enjoy a double hung. A double hung window looks like a single hung but both sash slide and tilt in, which allows for easy cleaning from inside your home.
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