With double hung replacement windows being one of the most popular window types in the United States it would seem odd to dive into such a question. But while double hung windows allow for the top sash or part of the window in the bottom sash to move up and down (easy for cleaning), this is not always desirable or even needed?
So you might be asking yourself, “When would you not want that kind of flexibility when replacing windows?” If you have a very tall window it would not be that helpful to have a top sash that is movable because it would be out of reach for anyone who was not an NBA basket ball player. (It is important to note that the ability to clean the upper window does make people at least consider having a double hung window even for extremely tall windows—however if there is no real way to juggle such a large window while you’re cleaning, it might just as well be cleaned from the exterior, using a safe ladder, service or via a cleaning solution attached to your hose. Going with a single hung replacement window would allow you to leave the upper sash securely fixed and clean the upper parts using an other method than what double hung windows allow for (where the window sash can swing into the room, providing access to both sides of the glass for cleaning).
The overall weight of each of the window sashes does increase when you get the most insulating power from the replacement window, for example a “triple pane” window sash will weigh more than a typical “double pane” window sash due to a slightly larger frame, and additional pane of glass.
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