Replacement windows in Fort Worth, Arlington and the rest of the DFW metro area have changed a great deal in the past decade. Not only in the color options, but also the energy efficiency. If you’re at the point where you’ve narrowed down your options to choosing between a single hung or slider window, here is some information that may help you make the best choice for your home.

Function

Slider or sliding windows open side to side. Single hung open up and down. If you plan on placing a window air conditioning unit in the window, your only option is a single hung window. Depending on the manufacturer and sometimes even the series from that manufacturer, the comparison of air flow with a single hung vs. slider window may be a draw. However, some sliding windows allow for both panes to slide which may improve airflow over a single hung window.

Space

When comparing a single hung vs. a slider window in a space, we recommend that you think both about the proportion of the opening and what’s on the inside. A narrow window isn’t well-suited to sliding windows. Narrow windows are better for single hung and casement style windows. Another consideration is what’s on the inside of the home. A sliding window over a bookshelf, sink or counter are easier to operate as they slide from side to side rather than up higher than you may be able to reach over a bookshelf.

Cost

Most of the time when you compare the cost of a single hung vs. a slider window, the cost of a single hung window is less. That is assuming they’re from the same manufacturer, have similar construction and features and are both ENERGY STAR® rated windows with dual panes.

Affordable Replacement Windows Can Help You Choose

If you know you need replacement windows in Fort Worth or the surrounding area, but aren’t sure what style or brand to choose, we can help. We’re an independent, locally owned and operated window company who offers only U.S. made ENERGY STAR® compliant windows. Our consultations and estimates are always free and we’ll never use high-pressure sales tactics. Call or text us today at (817) 264-6509.

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