Double Hung vs Single Hung

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Both sashes lift up and tilt-in for easy cleaning.
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Poorly designed windows can leak air in numerous places, making your home drafty.

Are Double Hung Vinyl Windows Superior To Single Hungs?

If you are torn between a double hung and single hung window, it will be comforting to know that regardless of the choice you make in the end, you are sure to benefit from either of the two. This is because at Zen Windows, we strive to provide nearly every combination of ease, affordability, comfort, and energy efficiency possible in all of our window replacements in Austin TX that deciding which type to get becomes just a matter of personal preference.

  • Two sashes that lift: The most obvious advantage of a double hung over a single hung window is that both of its sashes can be moved up and down. In a single hung, only its bottom sash is operational making it quite difficult to clean the top sash. In addition, at Zen Windows, all our double hungs come with a tilt-in feature that makes it easy and convenient to clean the units.
  • Affordability: While Zen’s double hungs are reasonably priced, single hung windows are still generally more affordable simply because their top sash doesn’t require an operating mechanism, thus keeping the cost down.
  • Air Infiltration: Both Zen’s double and single hung windows are designed to keep air leakage at a minimum. They come with solid air and water barriers and at least two strips of weather stripping around their sashes. With Zen Windows Austin, you will have the assurance that your windows are going to have the best air infiltration ratings in the industry. This can translate to lower heating and cooling bills allowing you to save money in the long run.
  • Energy Efficiency: To further boost the energy performance of your single or double hung windows, choosing the right glass type is crucial. In general, windows with foam insulation in the sash and frame and those with triple-pane glass units are considered more energy-efficient than others. You may opt for windows with or without the foam insulation. Plus, you also have a wide range of choices with our more than 20 different glass packages that will surely meet your energy efficiency needs at home.

Still can’t decide as to which type of window is best for your home? Contact Zen Windows Austin today for help.