An excellent window choice for both modern and historical older homes is to use single hung windows. With many trim options for both the inside and outside, single hung windows work well and display beautifully in any home setting.
The upper sash of single hung windows is stationary while it is the bottom sash that slides up and down.
There are two options for the lower “sliding” sash. The sash remains flush with the frame while it opens and closes. This is ideal for passageways, patios, and other areas where space is an issue. The other option is that the sliding pane tilts inward for better ventilation and for ease in cleaning both sides of the window.
Far and away, the most popular windows we sell and install at RVW Ltd are single hung windows, both with the flush operation and a lower sash that tilts inward as well.
A single hung window might be considered to be a “budget-friendly” version of a standard double hung window. Because one pane is stationary, this improves energy efficiency and the useable lifetime of the window. And, with one fewer moving part, a single hung window simply costs less to manufacture.
At Royal View Windows and Exteriors we are proud of our selection of vinyl single hung windows. These products have frames and sashes that are fusion welded for “leak-free” operation, are very energy efficient and are available in a wide range of styles and colors to fit the design and style of your home.
Really depends on what you prefer. In terms of energy efficiency – single hung window is better and it has a screen that covers only half of the window. The double hung window adds versatility since you can open either bottom or top sash.
Single hung windows are slightly cheaper than the double hung, but the difference is small and when you add the cost of installation that does not depend on the style of the window – you end up with a very slight increase. When dealing with projects with 5-40 windows Royal View Windows & Exteriors will charge the same amount whether you opt for all casement or all fixed windows. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing the styles of the windows is your comfort and our experience staff can provide valuable suggestions based on your preferences.
The cost of a full frame replacement of a single hung window will depend on such specifications as size, color, glazing (triple or double, types and amount of coatings), type of grilles if any. On average for a white window with double glazing you will be looking at a price ranging from $497 to $898. Call (587) 707-9257 and talk to Calgary single hung windows experts about your next project.