Taking accurate measurement of your window openings is the vital first step in successfully buying replacement windows. You will take three measurements each of the width (at the top, middle and bottom) and of the height (at the left, centre and right) using the smallest results as your replacement window dimensions. If the three measurements for either dimension differ greatly, the opening may not be square.
The width is given first when reading replacement window dimensions. Measure the width between the inner jambs as shown. Be sure to measure the existing window’s frame at its widest points, rather than the narrower distance between inside trim piecces.
For the height, you will measure from the point where the inside sill meets the outside sill stool, up to where the header meets the inside stop (head) at the top of the frame.
What is the difference between single hung and double hung windows?
On double-hung windows, both sashes in the frame are operable or move up and down. On single-hung windows, the top sash is fixed in place and does not move, but the bottom sash is operable.
Which is better single- or double-hung windows?
The difference is that with single-hung windows only the bottom sash moves, while the top half is permanently fixed. With double-hung windows, both sashes slide up and down. While double-hung may allow for better ventilation, with fewer moving parts, single-hung windows may be more weather resistant.
How much do single-hung windows cost?
Average costs for standard sizes of single-hung windows can run from $100 to $300 per window, while comparable double-hung windows may range from $400 to $600. These numbers can fluctuate significantly, however, based on window sizes( height and width), standard vs. custom sizes, design, glazing, and features like grilles and argon gas. Installation costs are also less for single-hung windows, averaging about $75 to $100 per installation, while double-hung windows cost around $150 – $250 per installation.
Are single-hung windows cheaper than double-hung windows?
Single-Hung windows are usually less expensive largely because they contain fewer moving parts and are easier to manufacture. Additionally, installation is often cheaper for single-hung windows because double-hung windows require more work to hang in order to ensure a good seal and prevent unwanted air infiltration.
What are single-hung windows?
Single-hung windows, often referred to as sash windows, are a standard exterior window choice for modern home construction. They are easy opening and easy cleaning windows that are cost-effective to install. On Single-hung windows, the upper sash is fixed in the window frame. Only the bottom sash is movable. As such, single-hung are a good choice to prevent the flow of unwanted air. Since they open and close without extruding and lock safely, single-hung windows are an excellent exterior choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios.