Single-hung windows consist of two vertical sashes, with the top being stationary and the bottom operable. Most homeowners are familiar with these windows as they are the standard choice in businesses, apartments, and new homes. They’re cost-effective and provide homeowners will all of the benefits of modern energy-efficient windows.

Illustration of single hung windows

Because the upper sash is stationary, it’s more convenient for construction due to fewer moving parts. The lack of complex moving parts also allows the window to be more energy-efficient than other options. Single-hung windows allow homeowners to preserve a historic look and save money when replacing multiple windows. They’re best for the first floor or rooms close to the ground so that they can be easily cleaned.