We install a lot of double hung and single hung windows in homes throughout San Diego. They are some of the most popular styles of windows out there, fitting well in spaces needing a vertically oriented window.
The Difference Between Double Hung and Single Hung Windows
Double hung and single hung windows look very similar—both have a distinct upper and lower portion. The difference, however, is that in a double hung window, both the upper and lower sashes are operable, while in a single hung window, only the lower half is operable. It may seem unnecessary to spend a little extra money on a double hung window to have both sashes open, but since we know that warm air rises, having an upper sash that you can open to let out some of the warm air in your house that hovers near the ceiling can be an advantage.
The Benefit of Tilt-In Replacement Windows
Another benefit of certain double hung and single hung windows is their ability to tilt in for easy cleaning. The operable sash(es) can be tilted inward, so you are able to wash the outside glass from the inside. If you have a two-story home, you know how difficult it can be to get your upstairs windows as clean as you’d like them to be. Many homeowners find themselves having to hire window cleaning companies with specialty equipment to do the job for them. But if you replace your double and single hung windows with tilt-in models, you will be able to do the job yourself.
Our preferred brand of replacement windows is Anlin Windows. They offer both double hung and single hung windows with tilt-in options. For a double hung window, you would go with the Coronado series, and for a single hung tilt-in window, you would purchase a window from the Catalina Series. We recommend installing double hung windows in second-story rooms, since both sashes can be tilted in for cleaning.
To see just how easy it is to operate the tilt-in sashes, take a look at this video produced by Anlin Windows which demonstrates their operation:
You can also have one of replacement window installers demonstrate how your windows work once they are installed in your home. Our professional installers are factory trained, and are very familiar with the products we sell. They can answer any questions you have about your new windows and their maintenance. Not every San Diego replacement window company employs professional window installers like BM Windows does. Others outsource the window installation process or hire general laborers who may not have experience or training specifically in window installation.
If you’ve been thinking about replacing the windows in your home with more energy-efficient products that also offer convenient features like tilt-in sashes, we’d love to talk with you. We can get you set up with a free, in-home consultation, where you can get all of your questions answered without being subjected to a high-pressure sales pitch. Contact us today to get the process started!