Have you been shopping for windows and you’ve heard names like double hung or single hung but you aren’t sure what the difference is?  EcoView Windows of Milwaukee can help you understand.

Window Operation

The two windows operate completely differently.

A single hung window has a fixed top sash (stuck at the top) and an operable bottom sash that moves up and down. In a double hung window, both the top and bottom sashes are operable. (see examples below)

double hung window

Because both sashes are operable on a double hung window, you can just open the top sash by itself.  For in the cases where if you want fresh air that doesn’t blow directly on you.

Window Ventilation & Air Circulation

The second difference is the amount of ventilation and air flow you get from these two windows. Double hung windows offer a lot more circulation by opening both sashes; fresh air will flow in through the bottom while warm air flows out of the top.

Window Cleaning & Maintenance

Most double hung windows come with tilt sashes, meaning the upper and lower sashes tilt inward. This makes it easy to clean your windows from inside your home.  This is especially helpful for windows that are on the second or third floor of your house where cleaning the windows from the outside can be a problem.

cleaning a double hung window

Window Costs

Lastly, because of the added features and functionality, double hung windows typically cost slightly more than a single hung window.  Double hung windows are also our most popular!  Ecoview Windows of Milwaukee will work within your budget to provide the highest quality windows available.

We also provide financing for any of your window needs.  Just ask us about our latest finance offers!

And yes, both single and double-hung windows have a screen, either full or half, that will cut down the sunlight that enters the home and allow for fresh air to come in without the nuisance of bugs.

Contact EcoView Windows of Milwaukee today to discover which window is right for you.  We’ve installed thousands of windows in the Milwaukee area and we have the expertise to answer any of you

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