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Double-hung windows have two operable sashes that move up and down, allowing for ventilation at the top, bottom, or both. Single-hung windows have a fixed top sash and an operable lower sash, providing ventilation only through the lower part. Both types of windows offer easy cleaning from inside your home and remain flush with the wall, making them ideal for patios or walkways.

What Are Hung Windows?

Hung windows, also known as sash windows, are among the most popular choices for homes in Canada. They come in two main types: single-hung and double-hung windows.

Single-hung windows feature one fixed and one movable sash that slides vertically on a track. These windows can securely hold a standard air conditioner and are energy-efficient, thanks to weatherstripping that minimizes moisture and air leaks. Additionally, single-hung windows tilt inward for easy cleaning.

Double-hung windows, with both sashes movable, offer increased air circulation and comfort. Their design allows them to open and close without protruding, making them perfect for areas with porches, patios, and walkways.

Window Operation

The primary difference between single-hung and double-hung windows lies in their operation:

  • Single-Hung Window: Features a fixed top sash and an operable bottom sash that moves vertically.
  • Double-Hung Window: Both sashes are operable, allowing you to open the top sash, the bottom sash, or both for enhanced airflow.

Window Ventilation & Air Circulation

Double-hung windows offer superior ventilation and airflow. When both sashes are open, cool air flows in through the bottom while warm air escapes through the top, providing maximum circulation and comfort. This feature makes double-hung windows an excellent choice for rooms that benefit from increased ventilation.

Window Cleaning & Maintenance

One significant advantage of double-hung windows is their ease of cleaning. Both the upper and lower sashes tilt inward, allowing you to clean both sides of the glass from inside your home. This is particularly useful for second and third-floor windows, eliminating the need for a ladder.

Single-Hung Windows: When to Choose Them

Single-hung windows are ideal for those prioritizing energy efficiency and simplicity. They are easier to construct, resulting in a lower price point. Here are some scenarios where single-hung windows are a great choice:

  • Energy Efficiency: With fewer moving parts, single-hung windows can reduce energy loss and improve savings on utility bills.
  • Security: The 100 Series single-hung windows latch automatically when closed, making them a secure option for first-floor bedrooms and other areas.
  • Affordability: Single-hung windows are simpler and more cost-effective to construct than double-hung windows.
  • Ease of Use: For windows placed high on walls, the bottom sash of single-hung windows is more accessible.

Cost Considerations

Cost is an important factor when choosing between single-hung and double-hung windows. Double-hung windows typically cost more due to their additional features and functionality. Consulting with a professional can help you determine the best option for your budget and needs.

Combining Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows

With their similar appearance, single-hung and double-hung windows can be mixed throughout your home to achieve a cohesive look. Choose single-hung windows for areas where simplicity and cost are priorities, and double-hung windows for spaces requiring enhanced airflow and ease of cleaning.

Double-Hung Windows: When to Choose Them

Double-hung windows offer additional airflow and ease of maintenance, making them suitable for well-used rooms and upper-level windows. Here’s when you might opt for double-hung windows:

  • Ventilation: With two operable sashes, double-hung windows provide excellent air circulation.
  • Maintenance: The tilt-wash feature allows for easy cleaning of both interior and exterior glass from inside your home.
  • Flexibility: Double-hung windows can be opened from the top, bottom, or both, providing versatile ventilation options.
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Choosing between single-hung and double-hung windows depends on your specific needs, budget, and the room’s requirements. Both window types offer a timeless aesthetic suitable for various architectural styles, from farmhouse to modern classic. Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling, or replacing existing windows, there’s no wrong choice.

For more information on the best window options for your home, consult with Factory Direct New Jersey. Our experts can help you select the perfect windows to enhance your home’s beauty and functionality. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more about our high-quality window offerings.

Why Factory Direct Windows & Doors New Jersey?
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Factory Direct Windows and Doors Inc.
Excellent
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Based on 66 reviews
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Whiting Deer
Whiting Deer
The window service from customer service to the installers weregreat to work with. They are professional and did a great job ininstalling the replacement windows.
Response from the owner: Thank you ! We are happy that you are satisfied with our work!
Bill Lin
Bill Lin
Zakhar was very helpful and communicated well on the product. Very happy with the product delivery. Have not installed yet.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind review! Once installed, let us know !
Victoria Smith
Victoria Smith
10/10 would recommend over and over. Great costumer service, all the installers were great and friendly. All 10 of my windows were done in one day! Absolutely love the way they came out!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much Victoria for such review! We are happy that you loved our work.
Kayla Dias
Kayla Dias
They installed my front door and patio sliding door. Very satisfied with both jobs. Great to work with from start to finish.
Response from the owner: Kayla, thank you so much for your feedback!
Dominic N
Dominic N
Unfortunately someone was trying to enter our home and broke our glass sliding door. We couldn't find anyone to help. Glass replacement was 2-4 weeks. New doors from contractors were at least 2 weeks and as many as 5. Factory Direct was at our house the next morning and the sliding doors were replaced the following day. When safety is a concern, these guys were there - reliable, professional and the price was fair. The quality was good. They even added an additional safety lock. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Dominic, thank you so much for your trust and business. It is our pleasure! All the best.
Greg Darling
Greg Darling
These guys are professional, Straight to the point, They did A wonderful job of transferring my 90 year old windows to modern day windows. The price They gave us.was.$10000 less than the other Companies who came out Before them.We had 3 other companies come out and give us a presentation on their Windows. The other companies Told us it wasn't Going 2 be easy to replace The type Of windows that we had in our basement because they were odd size and had 2 b custom made. Theywere out for money. Factory direct said they also had 2 b custom made and told us what it would cost , how long it will take 2 make them, and it will take one day 2 install and gave us a honest price. Factory direct is out 4 quality honesty and Fairness. We never told Factory direct about the other quotas we got b4 they gave us a total price,but when the other companies called back,we told them who we choose and the price we got from FD then they tried to lower their price to try 2 get our business. Too late 4 them. We will recommend Factory direct because of their honesty, integrity, professionalism, quality, and quickness.
Response from the owner: Hi Greg, we are thrilled to hear about your experience. Thank you so much for your business and feedback! It encourages the whole team to continue doing a good job for our clients. All the best to you! Thank you.
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Why Factory Direct Windows & Doors New Jersey?
Real Customers, Real People, Trust Based Windows & Doors Replacement Services

Factory Direct Windows and Doors Inc.
Excellent
5.0
Based on 66 reviews
review us on
Whiting Deer
Whiting Deer
The window service from customer service to the installers weregreat to work with. They are professional and did a great job ininstalling the replacement windows.
Response from the owner: Thank you ! We are happy that you are satisfied with our work!
Bill Lin
Bill Lin
Zakhar was very helpful and communicated well on the product. Very happy with the product delivery. Have not installed yet.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind review! Once installed, let us know !
Victoria Smith
Victoria Smith
10/10 would recommend over and over. Great costumer service, all the installers were great and friendly. All 10 of my windows were done in one day! Absolutely love the way they came out!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much Victoria for such review! We are happy that you loved our work.
Kayla Dias
Kayla Dias
They installed my front door and patio sliding door. Very satisfied with both jobs. Great to work with from start to finish.
Response from the owner: Kayla, thank you so much for your feedback!
Dominic N
Dominic N
Unfortunately someone was trying to enter our home and broke our glass sliding door. We couldn't find anyone to help. Glass replacement was 2-4 weeks. New doors from contractors were at least 2 weeks and as many as 5. Factory Direct was at our house the next morning and the sliding doors were replaced the following day. When safety is a concern, these guys were there - reliable, professional and the price was fair. The quality was good. They even added an additional safety lock. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Dominic, thank you so much for your trust and business. It is our pleasure! All the best.
Greg Darling
Greg Darling
These guys are professional, Straight to the point, They did A wonderful job of transferring my 90 year old windows to modern day windows. The price They gave us.was.$10000 less than the other Companies who came out Before them.We had 3 other companies come out and give us a presentation on their Windows. The other companies Told us it wasn't Going 2 be easy to replace The type Of windows that we had in our basement because they were odd size and had 2 b custom made. Theywere out for money. Factory direct said they also had 2 b custom made and told us what it would cost , how long it will take 2 make them, and it will take one day 2 install and gave us a honest price. Factory direct is out 4 quality honesty and Fairness. We never told Factory direct about the other quotas we got b4 they gave us a total price,but when the other companies called back,we told them who we choose and the price we got from FD then they tried to lower their price to try 2 get our business. Too late 4 them. We will recommend Factory direct because of their honesty, integrity, professionalism, quality, and quickness.
Response from the owner: Hi Greg, we are thrilled to hear about your experience. Thank you so much for your business and feedback! It encourages the whole team to continue doing a good job for our clients. All the best to you! Thank you.
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