Double-hung windows feature two sashes mounted on rails that guide them vertically, either up or down. Because they are on separate guides, both windows can be open at the same time. They are the most popular window with U.S. homeowners, thanks to their ease of maintenance and operation.
Double-hung windows may be common, but that doesn't mean their quality or our customer service has to be. See for yourself by requesting an estimate with Hodges Windows & Doors today.
Energy-efficient windows save on heating or cooling costs due to their double-pane structure, with an insulating layer in between. Special coatings can be applied to the outside or inside to prevent or encourage heat gain, respectively.
Since the sashes on double-hung windows slide up and down, it's easy to reach both panes and wipe them down until they're spotless.
Double-hung windows can accommodate screens to keep the bugs out and can clamp air conditioner units into place for the summer.
Why install double-hung windows?
Because installing double-hung windows may be the most adaptable window style on the market. Their two overlapping sashes (hence "double-hung") can be operated independently, meaning you have precise control of airflow and ventilation. Secondly, they fit a number of home aesthetics and architectural sensibilities, from classic to contemporary. Factor in energy efficiency and easy maintenance and it's no wonder they're the most popular window around.
What are the differences between double-hung windows and other types of windows?
The difference between double-hung windows and other types of windows are their two sashes that slide past one another vertically on a hanging track, as opposed to sliding and gliding windows which operate horizontally. This dual-pane style window allows homeowners to get ventilation at both the top and bottom of the windows and clean their panes easily.
Will double hung windows save me money?
Yes, double-hung windows will save you money, eventually paying for themselves in energy savings alone. This is thanks to the insulating layer of nonreactive gas (such as argon or krypton) stored between the dual (or even triple) panes. The multiple layers prevent heat transfer and solar radiation, helping better regulate temperature within the home.
How do I clean double-hung windows?
To clean double-hung windows, simply push a button to tilt each pane toward you. Glass cleaner usually does the trick, but for especially stubborn dirt, use baking soda and vinegar. Because of the tilting sashes, you don't have to deal with ladders and dangerous heights when cleaning this type of window.
When should I upgrade my windows?
It can be difficult to know when to replace your double-hung windows, even if they look okay. One simple test is to see if you have any drafts leaking from your windows or the surrounding frame. During colder months, it is easier to tell if you have drafty windows. If it is warm and hard to tell if your windows are leaking air, try taking a candle and holding it steadily in front of various parts of your window and window frame. If the flame flickers sporadically, you have a draft and it is probably time for new windows.
Additionally, you would do well to consider upgrading your windows if you have high heating and cooling costs. New modern windows will help you save money on utilities as they provide extra insulation.
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