Two of the most popular styles of windows we sell are single hung windows and double hung windows. These windows look very similar, but there are some differences of which you should be aware when replacing windows in your Tulsa home.
When comparing single hung vs double hung windows, a window specialist from Guaranteed Windows will take the time to explain the pros and cons of each. Since 1994, we have installed premier windows and provided flawless workmanship. The result? Money-saving energy efficiency and improved curb appeal.
Installing Single and Double Hung Windows
The quality of the installation is just as important as the quality of the replacement windows in order to get the durability and performance you expect. Our Tulsa installers are highly trained and have the experience to get the job done right.
In addition to expert single hung window installation and double hung window installation, you can also count on Guaranteed Windows to provide:
- Free Design Consultations and Estimates
- Competitive Prices and Flexible Financing
- Top-Rated, High-Performance Windows
- Impressive Warranties and Our Worry-Free Guarantee
What is the Difference Between Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows?
So, what exactly is the difference between these two window styles? A few of the differences are explained below.
Single hung windows tend to cost a bit less than double hung windows. The cost difference is typically about 10% to 15%, but this can vary based on other factors.
Only the bottom sash is operational on a single hung window, while both upper and lower sashes open and close on a double hung window. For that reason, double hung windows allow for greater air flow and easier cleaning.
- Energy Efficiency
All of our windows offer exceptional energy-efficient performance, but single hung windows have a slight advantage in this department as the top seal is never compromised.
Since one sash is fixed, single hung windows are a bit more secure. On a double hung window, gravity can cause the upper sash to lower slightly, which can hinder the lock from properly engaging. Note that this is easy to remedy by taking extra care when securing the lock.
What’s the bottom line?
Both single hung and double hung windows are an excellent choice. The best option for you depends on your budget and which features are at the top of your list. Contact Guaranteed Windows to learn more and to discuss your needs with a window specialist. Call today, or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation and estimate.