Are Casement Windows More Costly Than Single Hung Windows?

casement vs single hung replacement windowsWhen you’re looking at replacing windows within your home one of the most important factors influencing your decision is going to be the price of replacement windows, ultimately your budget will control every decision you make.

There are several types of windows available to buy, these include casement, single hung, double hung, bow, bay, awning, fixed frame and sliding windows. The two most popular and commonly used are casement windows and single hung windows, the reason being that both are small, cheap to replace and suitable for pretty much any location within the home. But which one is cheaper?

To get an accurate idea of how much replacement windows cost in your home you really need to get some free window quotes, however generally you will find that casement windows will come it at a higher price than single hung windows.

The Cost Of Casement Windows

A casement window is a single window, often used in bay and bow configurations, which opens at the left or right hand side. The casement window is operated with the use of a crank handle and can be locked into place with a key. The most popular casement window type is a vinyl casement window, these casement windows cost between $200 and $500. The overall cost of a casement window will vary depending on the size, the material and other minor options such as the use of triple glazing, low-e coatings and argon gas fills as seen in high energy-efficient replacement windows.

The Cost Of Single Hung Windows

The single hung window tends to be used in homes where a traditional look is more appropriate, since the casement window is more of a modern option. The single hung windows have a single “sash” which moves from top to bottom or bottom to top by sliding the sash up and down on its rails. Where the window has two movable sashes it becomes known as a double hung sash window. Generally a single hung window costs between $100 – $200, plus installation which will usually add an additional 30% to the overall cost. However, installing windows of this type, I.e. casement and single hung, is relatively simple to do and can be done by the average person with some DIY experience.

So Which Is More Expensive?

So, overall casement windows are usually more expensive than single hung windows and around the same price as double hung windows. However, this can vary depending on the window materials and other options added in addition to the standard glass and frame.

Use our cost calculator to get an idea of what the cost of your replacement windows are likely to be, it’s free and won’t cost you a penny to find out.

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