In the past ten years, replacement windows in Southern California have changed a lot, affecting color options and especially energy efficiency. You might be at the point when you have done the research and have narrowed down the options to deciding between single hung and slider windows. The information below could help you make the right selection for your house.

Window Functionality

Sliding windows or sliders open side to side while single hung windows go up and down. Are you planning to install an air conditioning unit in your window? If that is the case, you have to go for a single hung window. The airflow is very similar between a single hung window and a sliding window. However, sometimes it depends on the manufacturer and even the product lines of the same window manufacturer. Some sliders allow both window panels to move and in that case, the airflow will improve compared to a single hung window.

Window Space

Is your window opening narrow? Then it is not well suited for a sliding window. If you are trying to select between a single hung and a sliding window, you should think about what’s on the inside and also think about the proportion of the window opening. So if your window opening is narrow, go for a single hung or a casement window. Inspect the inside of your home. If you have a bookshelf, a sink, or a counter next to the window, it would be easier to operate a slider as it slides from side to side, rather than trying to reach up high for a single hung window.

Window Cost

Let’s assume that both windows come from the same window manufacturer, have similar features and construction, are both dual pane and ENERGY STAR® rated. In this case, if you compare the cost of a single hung vs. a slider window, a single hung window will cost less.

California Showcase Construction Can Help You Choose

Are you in Riverside or the surrounding area and need replacement windows? Whether you need single-hung windows or slider windows, we can help you choose the right style for your home, and we’ll provide a complimentary no-obligation estimate for your window replacement project. California Showcase Construction is a locally owned and operated window and door replacement company that offers only top-of-the-line energy-efficient vinyl windows custom-made in the USA. You can call us at (951) 682-0208 or click here to schedule a free consultation with our team.