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Advantages of Double Hung Windows

12/22/2014 8:55:00 AM

Are you considering replacing your home’s windows? Double hung windows are a great selection and come with many benefits—in fact, they are one of the most common styles of windows on the market. Double hung windows have two sashes in the window frame that can move up and down and also tilt in. 

Advantage: Ease of Cleaning

Most contemporary double hung windows are developed for ease of cleaning. Since both sashes tilt in, it means you can clean the outside of the windows from the inside—eliminating the hassle and danger of climbing ladders and scaffolding or using long-handled tools. You can quickly make your windows look bright and new without leaving your home or working up a sweat.

Advantage: Energy Efficiency

Installing double hung windows in your new or existing property has many advantages when it comes to energy efficiency. New double hung windows can drastically reduce heating and cooling costs due to increased energy efficiency. Old windows are inherently inefficient because they were not designed with energy efficiency in mind—even windows that are more than 10 years old. In addition, joints may have loosened or rotted over the years, increasing the amount of air infiltration into your home. Replacing old windows with new double hung models will reduce HVAC expenses, reduce energy loss, and improve the comfort of your home.

Advantage: Cooling Benefits

Double hung windows have an advantage for homeowners looking to install window AC units. Since the sashes move up and down, an air conditioner can easily be placed and secured in place in the window.

Advantage: Airflow

Because the window sashes on double hung models move up and down, you have to put a screen on the window. Unlike awning or casement windows that open out, having a screen installed allows you to let a breeze in without bugs or other debris.

Advantage: Versatility

Double hung windows are one of the most versatile styles of window on the market—making them the most popular choice for replacement windows today. Our double hung windows are available in a wide range of sizes, styles, colors, and materials, making them an excellent choice for any home or business. We offer double hung windows made from:

Weather Shield Double Hung Window Advantages

Double hung windows from Weather Shield come with the advantages that are found in all of our window products: high efficiency glass and premium materials that are manufactured in the United States.

Double hung windows are a great choice for home or business owners looking for windows that offer energy efficiency, durability, and versatility. If you are interested in having double hung windows installed in your home or business, contact us directly or find a Weather Shield dealer today!


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