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Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Single Hung Windows Online

There are countless websites that offer single hung windows online. There are positive and negative things about ordering single hung windows online. In the end, it will be a decision that each homeowner has to make on their own based on budget, need, and maybe even the level of home improvement skills of the homeowner.

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Advantages of buying single hung windows online

The most obvious advantage of is the cost. Online window stores are able to offer deep discounts due to the amount of this style available. The cost is usually between $100 and $200 depending on the type of frame and other additions, such as low-e or triple panes. Another advantage of buying online is that you have the opportunity to compare window prices between stores, though most window manufacturing companies have websites as well, so you can compare the costs of those windows as well.

The other advantages of this style is that it increases the energy efficiency of the home without the higher price of double hung windows. Single hung windows are actually a little more efficient than the double hung style, because they have fewer moving parts.

Disadvantages of buying single hung windows online

There are several disadvantages of buying single hung windows online. The first is that windows are not all the same size, even if they appear to be. Windows really should be custom fit to each individual frame for the highest level of energy efficiency and the best appearance. Another disadvantage to ordering online is that you then have to figure out how you will install the windows. Will you do it yourself or hire a contractor? Most strictly online window stores do not offer installation. If you purchase them from a home improvement store or a window manufacturing company, installation is almost always offered. One more disadvantage of ordering online is that you don't get the opportunity to see the windows in person before you buy and online pictures are not always a fair representation of the product.

In the end, purchasing windows online really is an individual decision. It is important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of buying windows online carefully.

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