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Difference between Single and Double Hung Windows

Difference between Single and Double Hung Windows

.UPVC windows seem to be everywhere these days, with the white plastic-y frames popping up all over, and new fitters advertising on social media.

When it comes to choosing windows to be installed, it’s important that you understand what all the options are before you sign a contract to buy.

This article looks at the difference between single and double hung windows, as well as double and triple glazing, and which offers the best value for money overall…

How Do Windows Compare?

Whilst most types of windows possess similar aesthetics, their functions can vary dramatically.

Single hung windows have one half (or part) of the window entirely fixed in place which cannot be opened or moved. The other portion of the window is operable and either slides up or down or tilts to open.

In contrast, double hung windows have two portions of the window that move either up or down or tilt to open, so both panels can turn at an angle. The difference between the types of window hanging is negligible, but you may find one easier to clean than the other.

Double glazed windows are comprised of two panels of glass placed into a frame, with a small cavity of air in between.

Triple glazing, meanwhile, has three, with two cavities. The air between frames acts as a thermal barrier to prevent cold air from passing straight through. Double glazing is considerably more effective than just one panel of glass, but triple glazing is even more effective.

Difference between Single and Double Hung Windows

As a company we’re pleased to announce that we use the Liniar profile system of window, as well as a full consultation and free, no-obligation quote, before anything is officially confirmed.

Triple Glazing: What Are The Benefits?

Whilst you’ll find a triple glazed window slightly heavier when opening and closing it, the benefits far outweigh the little extra weight.

The energy efficiency of a property is greatly increased with triple glazing, and, as a result, you’ll notice a reduction in the monetary cost of heating and cooling your home. Cheaper energy bills can only be a good thing!

Triple glazed windows also act as an effective sound barrier against the outside world. The air cavities between the panels of glass prevent noise from passing through, as well as vapour and temperature, so you’ll notice a considerable difference.

Whether you opt for single, or double hung windows, triple glazing comes with secure framing that is both strong and resilient in equal measure.

The panels of glass are threaded with internal beads that means they’re virtually unbreakable. This, along with the naturally thicker glass, makes the windows much more difficult to break and therefore much more secure against the risk of both accidents and unlawful entry.

If your decision between single and double hung windows is based on cleaning, your glazing choice should be too.

Why Choose Triple Glazing?

Triple glazing glass is extremely low maintenance and is proven to be less likely to develop condensation; as it doesn’t allow thermal conduction of temperature, it’s less likely to be cool or warm enough for condensation to form.

This makes triple glazed windows easy to clean, and, as a result, a marvellous low-maintenance solution.

The leading manufacturer of triple glazed windows worldwide is Liniar, who offer both single and double hung windows.

As a company we’re pleased to announce that we use the Liniar profile system of window, as well as a full consultation and free, no-obligation quote, before anything is officially confirmed.

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