The popularity of double-hung windows among American homeowners comes as no surprise. Its traditional look can match any home style – but that is just one of many other benefits double-hung windows can bring, among them:
Possibly among the greatest benefits that double hung windows bring: Great ventilation capabilities and the ability to control airflow. 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.
Double-hung windows are known for their classic appeal, which makes them suitable for any home or room. They also come in a variety of styles, sizes, colors, and finishes. Regardless of your home’s style, may it be traditional or contemporary, double-hung windows are sure to fit right in.
Easy to Maintain
This type of window is designed to offer ease of maintenance. Double-hung windows often come with tilt-out sashes that make cleaning easier, as you can clean both the interior and exterior from inside your home. Some even have removable sashes. Aside from regular cleaning, you just need to regularly inspect the other parts and make sure that all moving parts are well-lubricated. Because of its minimal maintenance needs, which any homeowner can easily follow, your windows are bound to last a pretty long time.
Double-hung windows allow the easy fitting of air conditioners and screens. Because most units are designed to slide up and down instead of cranking out or sliding to the side, they can safely hold AC units, and allow for their easy removal, as needed.
Safe Operation Design
As mentioned earlier, double-hung windows do not crank out, nor do they project outwards – in fact, their design eliminates the risk of accidents in high-traffic areas such as walkways, decks, and patios. They are also fully lockable, so when they’re shut, intruders will definitely have a hard time trying to break in through double-hung windows.
Aside from the superior ventilation mentioned earlier, this type of window brings in a generous amount of natural light. By choosing Low-E glass with gas fill, and Fibrex – a proprietary composite material favored by homeowners for framing – you can further enhance savings on your energy costs.
Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the array of advanced window products currently on the market. Just do your due diligence and properly research which types of windows are likely to be the best fit for your home. Certainly, do seriously consider double-hung windows as an option when picking out suitable styles for your home.
Author Bio: Kathryn (Kat) Ruth is Renewal by Andersen of Seattle’s Marketing Director. Kat has many years of experience in the replacement window industry. In addition to her marketing duties, Kat also enjoys sharing what she’s learned educating consumers about quality replacement windows by writing informational blog and guest posts.