Sliding vs. Double-Hung Windows: Which Option Is Best for my Home?

Sliding Windows
Not sure whether sliding or double-hung windows are best for your home? You’re not alone! This is a common dilemma that many homeowners face.

Below, we’ll outline the main differences between both of these window types so that you can find the perfect option for your home and family.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows open vertically and offer a more classic look. They’re best for window openings that are taller than they are wide. Both the top and the bottom of the windows can open. This can be especially nice because when you open just the top sash, you get indoor ventilation that won’t flow directly on you or blow papers around on a desk, for example.

Some double-hung windows that have a tilt-wash feature as well, which allows them to be cleaned extremely easily. The main downside to double-hung windows is the main horizontal bar in the middle of the window, which is often located exactly at eye level.

Sliding Windows

As the name implies, sliding windows move side to side, and they’re optimal for wide walls where you’d rather use just one window (instead of two double-hung windows).

Ideally, all panels of your sliding windows will be able to open. This offers more options for ventilation. However, the downside of these windows is that they’re a bit more difficult to clean because you have to completely remove each panel for a full clean. The good news is that they can be removed from the inside of your house, so there’s no need to struggle in your bushes just to get to the windows!

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Window Factory Direct serves the areas of Buffalo and Rochester NY and offers the very best in both sliding and double-hung windows. We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and the Better Contractors Bureau. When you’re looking for high-quality windows, choose Window Factory Direct!