Single-Hung Windows in Cleveland and Columbus, OH
Single-hung vinyl windows are a type of sliding window. They are unlike double-hung windows which open in two different ways. Single hung windows instead slide open vertically and upwards. The top sash is fixed and the bottom sash moves upwards to open and downwards to close. These are among the most affordable vinyl windows available to homeowners, contractors and builders. These are also the easiest type of windows to install but as always we recommend that you have them installed by a professional window installer or installing company.
Benefits and Advantages of Single-Hung Vinyl Windows
- Energy Efficient; these tend to be more efficient than double hung windows. This is due to the fact that they utilize and contain a lot less working parts than double hung windows. They are also less at risk to leaking cool or hot air via the seams.
- Versatile; they are usually chosen for houses that want a retrofit or historical look to be maintained. They are also easier to use with other window styles and as such are chosen when single or a small number of replacement windows are needed. They are also chosen for homes that may have limited space and so cannot accommodate windows that open outwards.
- Affordability; these tend to be one of the most affordable types of windows but single hung windows are not drastically lower priced than their double hung counterparts. To get the best bang for your buck you should compare window types and features to see which would prove to be most cost effective.
- Safer; unlike double hung windows these only have one lock. This means that you are more likely to remember to lock the one lock than to remember to lock both locks. This is especially important if you have ground level windows with no screens installed and no security alarm system installed either.
Single-Hung Window Tips
- Cleaning – more modern single hung windows feature a tilting sash. This allows you to easily clean the window by tilting the sash. You must be careful though as the sash may be very heavy depending on the size of your window. When tilting it for cleaning, be careful to provide adequate support.
- Placement – these types of windows can be used anywhere but may work better in some rooms. They work best in high traffic hallways or rooms, porches or patios where space is limited or where space is otherwise utilized and along adjoining decks etc.
- Installation – you will find that this type of window is the one that is most often chosen by DIY homeowners as it is one of the easiest types of windows to install. To protect your purchase we do recommend that you get a professional window installer to put in your windows. This way your warranty will not be void and you can have peace of mind knowing that they are properly installed so you can achieve the greatest amount of savings.
- Aesthetics – Though these cannot be stained or painted, this doesn’t mean that they cannot be used in older homes or homes that want to display some character. They not only come in white but in other colors as well to add the visual appeal you may need.