Double Hung Windows
As opposed to Single Hung Windows, Double Hung Windows have two operating sash that can both move up and down, allowing for air ventilation to come through on either side. They have a fixed divider in the middle, and can be cleaned relatively easily. Double Hung Windows are some of the most commonly used windows in the nation, and feature a level of durability, versatility, and customization that is ideal for a homeowner. Their durability and simple design help to prevent corrosion, rotting, stripping and leakage. While the average double hung window can last a homeowner upwards of 20 years, some options, such as double hung vinyl windows, can remain efficient for upwards of 40 years.
Benefits of Double Hung Windows
Our Double Hung Replacement Windows have a simple, yet elegant cove-mould face, and strong frames. All of our windows offer Dura-Sill, which is a unique sill design to improve aesthetic appeal. Double Hung Windows are some of the most widely utilized windows in the nation, and for a good reason. Our Double Hung Windows offer beautiful traditional design, quality insulation and maintenance free upkeep. Moreover, the tilt-in sashes make them easier to clean than Single Hung Windows, as it can easily be cleaned by a homeowner from the inside. Our Double Hung Windows are durable, yet stylish, versatile yet aesthetic, and make the perfect addition to any home. Some additional benefits to Double-Hung Windows are:
- Design Versatility
- Dual Security locks
- Reduced air infiltration
- Budget Friendly
In addition to optimized ventilation, Double Hung Windows are also great at letting in natural light while repelling the heat that comes with it. Choosing Low-E glass for your windows can also add to their ability to prevent heat emission. This reduces the amount of air conditioning needed to cool your home down in the summer, saving valuable dollars on energy bills every month. Double Hung Windows will often feature a double-lock mechanism as well, which can ensure a tight seal around the window and improve insulation.
Single vs. Double Hung Windows
Single and double hung windows are often compared due to their similar appearance. Both windows are durable, customizable, versatile and relatively easy to clean. These factors, combined with their cost efficiency, have made them some of the most commonly used windows in the nation.
However, there are some sizable differences when it comes to the functionality and efficiency of the two. On a single hung window, only the lower part of the window slides to open, while the top remains fixed in place. On a double hung window, there are two operating sashes that allow for air ventilation. The single operable sash in a single hung window is the one that tilts in for cleaning, while both sashes can be cleaned in a double hung. Some of the main differences between single and double hung windows also come in the form of energy efficiency. The fact that double hung windows have two sashes instead of one provides a homeowner with increased control over ventilation and airflow. While the U.S. Department of Energy reports that homeowners can expect to save dollars every month on energy bills by simply replacing their outdated single hung windows with new double hung ones.
Why Builders and Remodelers?
If you think that Double-Hung Windows may be the solution to your home renovation needs, contact us today, or fill out a free estimate form and let’s get started on your newest project! Our Double Hung Windows’ simple and efficient design makes them very easy to dress, with additions such as curtains, shades and shutters commonly installed and utilized. We pride ourselves on our skill, diversity, and experience, as well as our unmatched commitment to excellence. Our clients love our personal service and our easy financing program. Reach out today to get started!