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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 More Preferable Than Single Hungs?

Choosing between double hung and single hung windows, like many choices in life, is just a matter of personal preference. To make your decision easier to make, we try to provide a combination of all the best qualities of both types such as ease of use, affordability, comfort, and energy efficiency to allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds regardless of the choice you end up making in the end.

  • Two sashes that lift: Perhaps, the only real advantage of a double hung over a single hung window is the ability of the former to have both its sashes move up and down. In addition, both the sashes are able to tilt inwards offering the ease of cleaning and maintenance. In comparison, on a single hung window only the bottom sash can be lifted up making it a bit of a challenge to clean its top sash.
  • Affordability: In general, single hung windows are more affordable requiring less hardware given that their top sashes are not operational. If you are hoping to keep the cost down, it may be a good idea to opt for single hung windows.
  • Air infiltration: Regardless of which choice you make, you can be confident that Zen Windows designed both types to prevent air infiltration. They come with both air and water barriers and at least two strips of weather stripping around their sash perimeter allowing very minimal amount of air to get in and out of your home. The truth is that with Zen Windows you are guaranteed to get the best air infiltration ratings in the business.
  • Energy Efficiency: If you are trying to figure out which between a single hung and double hung window is more energy efficient, it really depends on their frame and sash construction as well as the type of glass used. Assuming that both have foam insulation in their sash and frame and high performing glass option is utilized, then you can never go wrong regardless of which design you choose. With Zen Windows, we offer a number of options including over 20 different glass packages to suit any energy efficiency requirements that you need for your home.

Still can’t decide which window to get? Contact us today for more information.