At some point in the ownership of your Andover MN home, you will run into creaky poorly functional windows and will consider replacing some or all of them. Old windows can result in a multitude of problems such as allowing cold or hot temperatures into the home during respected seasons, thereby reducing insulation and exacerbating costs, decreasing safety through loose fits, bad frames, and broken locks, and letting moisture into the house which causes mold and water damage. While window replacement is not cheap, it can be very rewarding and so it’s important for Andover Homeowners to know the Double Hung Windows Andover MN services available and decide what windows they prefer. In this blog we particularly discuss the pros and cons of Single-Hung versus Double-Hung windows.
Double Hung Windows Andover MN | Single-Hung Windows
Single-hung windows are frequently the most common window frame in newer Andover houses, apartment complexes and offices. In single-hung windows, the lower panel or ‘sash’ moves up or down, while the top sash remains where it is. When the window opens, the lower sash blocks, at least a bit, the top sash.
Single-hung windows are arguably as widely popular because of one very central reason: cheaper cost. They are less expensive when compared to double-hung windows. In fact, single-hung windows can be 10-20% less expensive than their double-hung counterparts. This might not sound like a huge price difference but when Andover MN Homeowners are replacing one window or two, but when customers need of a more than 12 windows the cost does very drastically differ. Therefore a tight budget is usually more inclined towards less initial costs that single-hung windows offer.
That said, single-hung windows are limited to very particular options, and in the grand scheme of things double-hung windows are usually a superior choice for nearly every Andover homeowner. As only the lower sash can move in single-hung windows, ventilation is very limited. In home and office spaces that require more air flow, examples being bathrooms, this limitation can cause higher moisture accumulation and little exhaustion of humidity creating a suffocating environment and possibility of mold.
Moreover, single-hung windows are difficult to clean, especially for those with housing or office spaces not on ground-level. Since the upper sash doesn’t move, Andover homeowners can only properly cleanse the upper sash from outside. For several Andover homeowners necessitates hiring a professional window cleaning several times a year and losing a lot of money as a result thereof.
Thus while the cost of single-hung windows is less initially, the disadvantages and additional costs for cleaning and maintenance are very high.
Double Hung Windows Andover MN | Double-Hung Windows
Double-Hung are different from single-hung windows because Double Hung Windows Andover MN offer homeowners the possibility of opening each sash individually, instead of just the bottom sash. This allows for better air flow and ventilation. The ability to tilt and open each sash independently makes house-cleaning much easier as well. Homeowners not on the ground floor can easily tilt the sashes inward and properly clean both the interior and exterior surfaces of their window(s) without having to require professional cleaners or additional equipment.
Double Hung Windows Andover MN | Give us a call for all your window needs!
If you are ready to jump in and add sliding windows to your home, give A Pane in the Glass a call! Our window installation experts here in the Twin Cities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discover how we can help your Double Hung Windows Andover MN installation, siding, roofing, or door installation service needs. Call us to set up an appointment at (651) 329-4815. Check out our pages on Angie’s List, BBB and Houzz to read reviews from our valued customers like you!
We offer expert window and door replacement services throughout the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis | Roseville | St Paul | Coon Rapids | Brooklyn Park | Minnetonka | Edina | Woodbury | Lakeville | Eden Prairie | Fridley | Maplewood | Shoreview | Arden Hills | Mounds View | Maple Grove | Shakopee | Chanhassen | Rogers | Plymouth | Golden Valley | Victoria | Champlin | Chaska | Prior Lake | Savage | Hopkins | Andover | St Louis Park | New Brighton | Apple Valley | Burnsville | Ramsey | Anoka | Crystal | Ham Lake | Bloomington | Blaine | New Hope | Richfield | Spring Lake Park | Columbia Heights | Brooklyn Center | Eagan | Little Canada | Hastings | Mendota Heights| Oakdale| Vadnais Heights | White Bear Lake | Stillwater | Centerville | Falcon Heights | Forest Lake | Gem Lake | Hugo | Lino Lakes | Lauderdale | Mahtomedi | North Oaks | Wyoming | Hudson | Lake Elmo | Grant| Bayport | Newport | Pine Springs | Inver Grove Heights | Rosemount | Orono | St Cloud | St Anthony | St Michael | Wayzata | Twin Cities | Excelsior