Single Hung Vs Double Hung Windows

A single hung and a double-hung windows may appear similar, but it is different and can be used differently depending on our needs. Before you choose between a double-hung window and single hung window, you need to know and understand its difference.


Both single-hung and double-hung windows are vertically sliding windows and have upper and lower sash. Single and double-hung windows may look identical when you look at it from a distance.

How are they different?

In a Single-hung window, the bottom sash moves vertically while the upper sash remains stationary. Double-hung windows , on the other hand, offer the homeowner the ability to open both the upper and the lower sash, rather than just the bottom.

  • Single-hung windowSingle-hung windows are more weather-resistant. It is less susceptible to air leakage because the upper sash is fixed and cannot develop looseness. This window type is also cheaper in cost compared to a double-hung window.
  • Double-hung window – This window type is more energy-efficient and provides better ventilation since both the top and bottom sash can be opened. This window type is also easier to clean since both of the sashes can be cleaned from the inside of the house. This window type, however, is more expensive compared to the other because it contains more moving parts.

These are just some of the information you need to help you choose between a single-hung and a double-hung window. Make sure to choose wisely depending on your needs and budget. Regardless of the window type, you will be choosing, you should take care of the essential and sensitive part, which is its glass. Are you looking for the perfect replacement windows? Contact Middlefield Windows and Doors for a free consultation!

Choosing the Right Patio Door for Your Home

A patio  (from Spanish patio [ˈpatjo]; “courtyard”, “forecourt”, “yard”) is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is typically paved. Patio doors provide a smooth transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. So selecting your Patio door will make a big difference in achieving the perfect transition

  1. The Perfect Door Type

Knowing the different door types is key in choosing the perfect door type.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are popular because of their ease of use, versatility and affordability. You can easily get in and out of the house. Since there is ample glass, the light will shine easily and lighten up the house.

Swinging or French Patio Doors

These are hinged like a regular door. They can come in several different styles with variations. If you want more of a traditional door for your patio, you may want to get a swinging or French patio door that swings open rather than sliding.

Folding Patio Doors

Aesthetically, this is a statement piece used in wide spaces. It is made of 2 to 8 panels or individual full glass doors that open or close on a track system. 

  1. The Perfect Door for your Budget

Your door can be made of a variety of materials:  wood, steel, fiberglass, vinyl or aluminum.  Real wood doors will more expensive than their vinyl or fiberglass counterparts. Also, understandably, the more doors used, the more pricey it gets.

  1. The Perfect door for your Space

Always consider the space surrounding the Door. Doors come in different shapes and sizes. Thus, you need to know the size of the area where you will install them. In tight spaces, the best choice is a sliding door or door with one swing.

  1. The Perfect Glass for Maximum Efficiency

For energy saving means, you need to get a patio door that has a high-standard Low-E4® glass material. It does not only help you save energy, it also protects your furniture from fading. As it lets the natural light come in your house, it prevents the harmful UV rays from entering your home.

  1. The Perfect door you can Upkeep

Yes, wood is aesthetically pleasing but it needs regular upkeep to maintain its beauty. Choosing what type of material entails also  being able to maintain its efficiency and performance.

Too much fuss for a door? Well, all this fuss will be worth it. After all, if it is well selected, it will turn out to be your “”Perfect Transition”. As the saying goes: “Having a door before you means having an opportunity before you.” If you are looking for a patio door for your home, Please contact Middlefield Windows & Doors today and let us at (216) 264-8315.