What do you need to know about uPVC double hung windows?

Jul 10 , 2020

What do you need to know about uPVC double hung windows?


What are uPVC double hung windows or double hung sash windows?

UPVC, or vinyl or PVC, is a plastic steel material that is used to make windows. A uPVC window is made of uPVC materials as its window frame, just like wood windows are made of wooden window frame. A double hung window, or double hung sash window, is a vertical sliding windows with two equal sash slide up and down on the track. They usually lock in the meeting rails with a crescent lock. If the top sash is fixed, it’s called single hung windows. The two sashes could be tilted interior to allow for easy cleaning on both interior and exterior sides. Double hung windows are designed to freely control the amount of ventilation.

What are the standard sizes of double hung windows?

Double hung windows are one of classic windows type in American housing. You could say, double hung windows are somehow the vertical sliding windows. Double hung windows are classic and they look elegant with colonial styles grilles design. The standard double hung window sizes go from 24 inches to 48 inches for width, and their height goes from 36 inches to 72 inches.

Double Hung Window Standard Sizes(in)

Rough Opening Height(in)

Rough Opening Width(in)

 

24

28

32

40

44

48

36

24X36

28X36

32X36

40X36

44X36

48X36

44

24X44

28X44

32X44

40X44

44X44

48X44

48

24X48

28X48

32X48

40X48

44X48

48X48

52

24X52

28X52

32X52

40X52

44X52

48X52

54

24X54

28X54

32X54

40X54

44X54

48X54

60

24X60

28X60

32X60

40X60

44X60

48X60

62

24X62

28X62

32X62

40X62

44X62

48X62

72

24X72

28X72

32X72

40X72

44X72

48X72

 

How much do uPVC double hung windows cost?

Usually uPVC double hung windows range from $ 115 to $ 369 per window, and it varies from suppliers to suppliers. China WDMA windows is a window association with over 20 different scales of factories. We tend to provide more competitive pricing to bring out more possibilities for every project.

What is the advantage of double hung windows?

Double hung windows are energy efficient, as they are sliding within the track or on the like slider. Double hung offers flexible ventilation, as they could stop at any certain point of the track. Both sashes could be tilted inside to allow for easy cleaning on the both sides of windows. Double hung is the easiest window types when it comes to window cleaning. Also, double hung is good to install window AC units and they have versatility on sizes, grilles style and colors and materials.

What are main difference between a double hung window and a single hung window?

If the top sash is fixed and only the bottom sash could move, then it’s a single hung window. Although the design might be just a little difference, but there are many differences between double hung and single hung. Generally, single hung seals well then double hung, they are more energy efficient and cheaper. Double hung windows allow for air from the top and bottom while single hung only get air flow on the bottom. One more things, you could only tilt the operable sash of single hung for cleaning, still difficult to clean the fixed top sash.

Are double hung windows better than sliders?

Double hung windows are more energy efficient than sliders, because double hung slides WITHIN the track, there is better airtightness between the track and the sashes. However, sliders slide ON the track, they simply cannot seal well on the track.

Are double hung windows cheaper than casement?

Double hung windows tend to be classic or traditional while casement windows are modern or temporary. Casement windows swing like a door and double hung window are lifted and lowered by hand. Casement windows is about 15 % to 20 % higher price than double hung windows.

Do double hung windows have screens?

Yes. Double hung windows have screens outside of the windows. They could be full or half to allow for breeze flow and prevent insects or debris. 

How do you clean your double hung windows?

You could tilt the two sashes inside the room, then you could clean them as easy as it could. Double hung windows are the easiest window to clean.


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