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Published on: 29 Aug 2016 by rozamason
double hung windows are steadily
gaining on the popularity among Americans and they
obviously already are one of the most common styles of windows available. Their traditional look can match
any home style but that is just one of many advantages
double hung windows
Why it’s called double hung anyway? This term is actually used to describe windows where both the top and bottom
portions of the window open. The two portions can slide up and down, enabling
air circulation to flow freely which is especially important in homes with
higher ceilings. Newer models have latches that can be released when necessary
in order to enable both sides of the window pane to be easily cleaned from the
inside. They are manufactured to come in vinyl, wood or metal frames and they
are also well known for their simplicity when it comes to replacing them. A
double hung window is operated both from the top and bottom sections of glass, in
difference with a single hung window which is operated only from the bottom
section. This is a huge advantage when it comes to cleaning. If you are considering
replacing your homes windows, double
hung window is the right choice coming with many benefits.
Cleaning and Accessibility
Double hung windows are providing us
with an exceptional advantage when it comes to their possibility to get cleaned
form the inside of the home. You can rotate the windows in and clean both sides
of both the upper and lower levels of the window. You can also choose to have a
full screen or a half screen, and the screen can be mounted on the inside or
outside of the window.
and Energy Saving
Another one great advantage that
double hung windows can provide us with: great ventilation capabilities and the
ability to control airflow. You have the option of opening only the
top portion of the window which helps the cross ventilation in the home and decreases
your energy costs. For
maximum ventilation, you simply open both top and bottom sashes – the bottom
sash will let in cool, fresh air, while the top sash will allow warm indoor air
to be expelled through it. This can help enhance the quality of your indoor air
and make your home cooler naturally. If you need just a little ventilation,
then open just one sash.
Apart from the superior ventilation benefits,
double hung windows also are providers of significant amount of natural light.
By choosing Low-E glass with gas fill, and Fibrex, as patented composite
material, you would be further enhancing savings on the side of your energy
Moreover, they allow the easy
fitting of air conditioners and screens. Because most units are designed to
slide up and down, they can safely hold AC units, and allow for their easy
removal. Thanking to their design the risk of accidents in high-traffic areas
is practically eliminated. Another important advantage with double hung widows
is the fact that they are fully lockable.
This type of window is designed to be
easy when it is about allowing to be properly and duly maintained. They often
come with tilt-out sashes that make cleaning easier enabling you to clean both
the interior and exterior parts from inside your home. Aside from regular
cleaning, it is enough that you regularly make sure that all moving parts are
well-lubricated and your windows are sure to last a pretty long time.
Do your due diligence and properly
research which types of windows are likely to be the best fit for your home. In
doing so, do make sure that you seriously consider double-hung windows as one
of the most reliable options.
One of the advantages of working
with design professionals is that they can provide you with the rules and
regulations in your area. Hire a licensed contractor with references and
experience with windows installation. Whatever team you choose, good
communication and speedy decisions will help the process go smoother. Sky Windows and Doors is here to help.