UPVC Windows and Doors | Posted on: 27thApr 2019
Both casement and double hung windows are perfect for windows replacement. However, both have their own set of advantages. Understanding the differences between the two will help you make your decision simpler.
Looking forward to buying a replacement window for your office or home? There are different types and styles of replacement windows in the market that make the choice difficult. In this post, we will tell you certain differences between the uPVC casement windows and uPVC double-hung windows to help you make a wise decision.
Casement windows vs. Double hung windows
As per the uPVC windows manufacturers, it is easy to open double-hung windows as their spring-loaded balance system aids in lifting the whole window. This window also has an operable lower and upper sash. Moreover, cleaning both upper and lower sashes is super easy and effortless in case of the double hung windows.
On the other hand, the casement windows come with a fold-down handle that is easy to handle but not as easy as the double hung window. For opening a casement window, you have to open the lever lock first and further rotate the handle. However, it is also easy to clean the casement windows, as they open at a 90-degree angle.
When comparing these different window styles, one thing to note is that the double-hung windows feature screens on the outer side of the window, whereas the casement windows have screens on the inside. However, casement window screens can be bought in the same colour as of your interior to match it with the inner area of your house.
Both upper and lower sashes of double-hung windows are designed for perfectly fitting into the window frame. This further limits the air infiltration. When combined with multiple bulb seals, it makes your double-hung windows highly energy efficient. On the other hand, the casement windows come with a tighter seal for locking as compared to the double-hung window. This means there is no track for casement windows for sliding. The tighter seal does make it energy efficient but not to the level of the double-hung windows.
Depending on the aforementioned points you can easily find out which window style is perfect for your home. Nonetheless, the pricing of both these window styles depends on the quality, material and installation.