Single-Hung Windows #2

Single-Hung Windows #2

A single-hung window is framed on all sides and the bottom slides up and down.

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WHAT ARE SINGLE-HUNG WINDOWS?

The single-hung, also known as single-sash, window is made up of two pieces, or sashes. The bottom piece can slide up and down, while the top piece is fixed. It is set vertically, creating a rectangular frame with a locking mechanism in the middle on top of the lower sash. This means you can open the bottom piece of the window to allow airflow, but the top piece remains anchored.

WHY CHOOSE SINGLE-HUNG WINDOWS?

This simple, compact solution can work well for both a Wisconsin farmhouse and a Wisconsin city home. It offers an excellent price point, easy installation, and with fewer openings and moving parts, fewer opportunities for heat or cold to escape, making them slightly more energy efficient.

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Single-hung windows have many similarities to double-hung windows such as their ability to create airflow in your home, their simplicity, and their affordability. Their biggest differences, though, are that single-hung are typically less expensive than double-hung, they are simpler to install (because there are fewer moving parts), and they are better at keeping the outdoor elements outside because of the top sash being immovable—giving it a stronger seal.

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SINGLE-HUNG WINDOW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Single-hung windows are an older style of window that the double-hung window has been increasingly replacing, but they are still available and there is still some demand.

Single-hung windows do have some benefits. They are typically less expensive than double-hung windows. They are more energy-efficient, making them better at keeping heat inside your home during cold winters and keeping heat out of your home during hot, humid Wisconsin summers. They are sometimes not quite as easy to clean, and they don’t offer the same airflow flexibility as double-hung windows.

Single-hung windows can come in any of the grid styles, or grilles, available for double-hung. These include a farmhouse, Victorian, prairie, 6-lite prairie, craftsman and colonial, to name just a few.

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