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The Differences Between Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows

Top-rated window contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco, offers both single-hung and double-hung windows. If you want sash windows for your home, but have yet to determine which of these two window types will serve your needs better, the following information may be useful for you.

For What They’re Good

Both single-hung and double-hung windows are popular choices for homeowners. They can fit practically any architectural style, including Victorian, Cape Cod and Colonial. They can also contribute to promoting better ventilation, allowing you to increase your home’s energy efficiency as a result. When built with great quality materials, they can help insulate your home and last for a really long time, too.

How They Differ

A single-hung window has a fixed upper sash. With a double-hung window, both panels are movable. Single-hung windows are also more appropriate for preserving the appearance of older style homes since this window type had already been prevalent before double-hung windows were created. 

Why Go Double?

Although both window styles are advantageous in each of their own ways, double-hung windows may be the easier type to maintain. Consider that access to each panel is made easier by the fact that both panels can be moved. They can provide better ventilation as well for the same reason. And, with better ventilation, you can expect some help in saving more on your heating and cooling requirements.

Whichever type of windows you end up choosing, make sure to get them from Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco. Unlike other window contractors, we are equipped to handle both designing and installing great quality windows for your home. We offer a good selection of single-hung, double-hung, gliding and casement windows. Call (510) 263-3210, or fill out our form for an estimate request. If you have a home in San Francisco, your consultation may be free of charge.


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