Double-Hung Vs. Single-Hung Window…
What’s Better For Your Austin, TX Home?
One question we often hear is, “Are double-hung vinyl windows superior to single-hungs?”
Here’s the good news: either of these window types is an excellent choice. (Of course, the window needs to be manufactured to a high-standard and installed by a quality Austin window company).
The Zen Windows Way is to install affordable, energy-efficient, and beautiful replacement windows no matter what style you select. Since you won’t have to worry about quality, deciding which type then becomes a matter of personal preference.
The Two Key Differences Between Single-Hung Windows And Double-Hung Windows
#1 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.
#2 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.
Both Our Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows Are Superb For Energy-Efficiency
One thing you won’t have to worry about with either window style is energy-efficiency.
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’re assured that your windows will have the best air infiltration ratings in the industry. This translates to lower heating and cooling bills.
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. We’ll give you the option for replacement windows with or without the foam insulation. Plus, you can choose from more than 20 different glass packages to precisely meet the energy efficiency needs of your home.
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