Double Hung Windows
If they look familiar, it is because double-hung windows are practically everywhere. They are actually one of, if not, the most common window type available. Chances are that people have seen them before but don’t know what they are called. This type of window has two grooves on the side jambs allowing both its upper and lower sashes to slide past each other in a single casement. Each sash, depending on the needs and preference of the owner, may come in a solid pane of glass. Or, it may be divided into separate lights through its built-in grids. It can also come with a snap-in, detachable grid to give the illusion of separate lights, although this choice is commonly decided for decorative purposes.
Some double hung windows feature a full window screen which offers great air circulation while others only have half-screens which have to be positioned accordingly. A number of homeowners prefer double hung windows because of their traditional and elegant look that offers a classic or vintage appeal.
Aside from their look, they also provide a functional difference. They are known to be very effective in inhibiting air intrusion into the house making them ideal for areas that are adjacent to patios, decks, and walkways. Basically, these two characteristics are considered the biggest selling points of double hung windows which some window manufacturers and companies tend to take advantage of by offering this window style at competitive prices.
Another important factor that makes double hung windows so popular is their versatility. Modern designed double hung windows today feature among others insulation for improved energy efficiency, tilt-in sashes for easy maintenance, and UV protection.
If you decide on this type of windows, you’ll definitely be happy with your choice. Listed below are just some of the most significant benefits that you can get from double hung windows:
1. They offer a classic appeal that never goes out of style.
2. They have great ventilation capabilities.
3. They rank high on energy efficiency.
4. They provide protection against ultraviolet light.
5. Other designs feature, sashes that tilt inwards for easy maintenance. If you live in a dusty area, this feature comes in handy.
6. They can be painted on the exterior or have a laminate applied to the interior offering infinite design possibilities.
7. They are durable and easy to use.
* Easy Clean Glass is included with Low-E/Argon