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Versatility, easy to clean, energy efficient – these are just a few of the reasons why single-hung windows are one of the most popular window styles for Omaha homeowners who are replacing old and out-of-date windows.

A single-hung window looks like a double-hung window but only the bottom sash slides vertically to open and shut. And since they open vertically (up and down), they use no interior space. The advantage? Because single-hung windows only open in one direction, sliding up.

Some of the other advantages to single-hung windows:

Air conditioner-friendly – In the heat of an Omaha summer, air conditioning is a must. And sometimes a central air system just isn’t enough. Windows in bedrooms on higher levels might need the extra cooling power of a window-placed air conditioner. And unlike casement windows, single-hung windows can accept air conditioners and screens. Because they slide up and down instead of cranking out or sliding to the side, they can hold AC units and screens can be added and removed when necessary.

Energy Efficiency – With only one movable sash, there is less opportunity for unwanted air to sneak its way in. Pella has Energy Star-certified single-hung windows to replace your older windows that can help reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Versatility – Single-hung windows are compatible with most home styles and Pella’s single-hung windows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as material choices. Single-hung windows are also ideal for installing in smaller rooms, like studies, bathrooms, guest rooms, etc. And because they don’t open outward, they are ideal for tight spaces.

The bottom line is that single-hung windows from Pella Omaha provide a classic look for any home, and you can choose from several different product lines and material types to best fit your needs.

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