Window replacement can bring valuable improvements to your home, updating not just its look but also enhancing its overall function. To make the most out of the home improvement project, however, you have to make sure that you get the right windows. To help you do that, it pays to get to know your options. In this blog series, we’ll be aiding your search by giving you the lowdown on one of today’s most popular window styles: double hung windows.
Benefits of Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are characterized by two sashes, both of which are operable. Depending on what your needs are, you can keep the upper or lower sash open or have them meet halfway in the middle to enjoy an opening at the top and bottom, albeit smaller. The way they are designed and constructed is what makes double hung windows so beneficial to have. As replacements, they offer:
• Superior Ventilation. Because they let you choose which openings to use, double hung windows provide superior ventilation, allowing you to make the most out of breezes that come your way. To achieve maximum ventilation, consider opening both sashes halfway. This way, you have openings at the top and bottom, making air flow more effectively.
• Versatility. Double hung windows are suitable for just about any home style, featuring a timeless design that complements both traditional and modern themes. Additionally, they can customized with a wide range of colors and finishes, even custom-sized, to give you window replacements that perfectly match your home. And if you’re looking to add an air conditioning unit to your home down the line, having double hung windows will simplify the addition as your replacement window will be able to accommodate your new appliance. No need for additional construction to create an opening for your air conditioning unit.
• Ease of Operation and Maintenance. Double hung windows are easy to operate: just slide a sash up, down, or halfway and you’re done! It’s, again, all thanks to the window’s simple construction. Newer models of the window are also easier to clean and care for because they feature sashes that tilt in. This way, you won’t have to step outside your home to clean the exterior side of a double hung window.
Different homes have different needs but double hung windows bring together form and function in such a way that they make great additions to any property.
In the next part of this blog series, we’ll be sharing style and design tips to help you make the most out of double hung windows. Stay tuned!