Single Hung Windows
Very traditional and standard, the single hung style of window is consistently used in new residential and commercial building creation. You are sure to have seen these style windows many times, perhaps you just didn’t realized what they are called. A single hung window has two panels, one of which moves vertically to open and close.
Single Hung windows can be used throughout a building, in almost any type of room. These windows are easy to open and can provide sunlight, fresh air but also protection against the elements. They are classically designed and can fit into all types of motifs and styles of exterior and interior design. This is not the type of window that requires specialized installation or very specific usage.
This style of window can be used to keep outside elements out or inside elements in. Some owners have single hung windows that they never intend on opening. On the other hand, other owners open and shut their windows daily. Single hung windows are a good fit for either situation. When they remain shut, they are strong and stable protecting against things like wind and rain. Single hung windows can very easily be opened too providing for fresh air and a nice cool breeze into a warm house on a summer day.
One of the major benefits of this type of window, is their cost. Single Hung Windows are inexpensive to purchase and install. In fact, they can cost up to 20% less than a double hung window. 20% may not seem like that big of a difference, but when multiple windows are being purchased and installed, the savings can really add up quick!
Due to the inexpensive cost of a single hung window, they are also less expensive to repair and replace. If damage is to happen, single hung windows can be purchased easily and quickly installed. Having single hung windows in your home is a very cost effective option both initially and over the lifetime of the building.
There are of course many more benefits to having single hung windows. For example, they can be custom fit to your home. They are available in standard sizes as well as custom in case they are needed for a more specific type function or building. These types of windows are durable, secure and long-lasting. In addition to protecting against the weather, they can also deter theft. New single hung windows that are properly installed can also help reduce drafts and the amount of money spent on heat, air conditioning and overall energy in the building.
If you are building a new commercial or residential structure, or just looking to replace old windows, single hung may be the right choice for you. Contact us today to find out more about this style of windows and how it can benefit your project. We can discuss the pros, cons and everything in between in relation to this product and its installation. We can’t wait to talk to you!