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What Are Double-Hung Windows?

10/22/2013 8:10:53 AM

If you are shopping for windows, you’ve likely run across the phrase “double-hung windows,” but what are double-hung windows? You’ve likely seen and maybe even used double-hung windows at some point in your life, but if you are like most, you are unfamiliar with replacement window lingo.

A double-hung window is simply a window that features both an upper and a lower sash that can slide past each other in a single casement.

Double-hung windows are designed with two separate grooves in the side jambs—allowing both the top and the bottom sash to slide open. The ability to open both sashes creates a larger ventilation area and better airflow through a building.

Benefits of Double-Hung Windows

There are a number of benefits to installing double-hung windows in your home or business. They include:
  • Easy to Clean – our double-hung windows tilt in for easy cleaning. Never stand on a shaky ladder again to clean the exterior of your windows.
  • Energy-Efficient – our double-hung windows have several energy-efficient features including double and triple pane glass options, TriCore frame technology, and our proprietary low-e glass—Zo-e-Shield.
  • Accommodating to Air Conditioners – since double-hung windows open up and down instead of outward like casement or awning windows, they can accommodate window AC units.
  • Screen-Friendly – unlike casement or awning windows, double-hung windows can accommodate a screen to keep pests out even when the windows are open!
  • Versatile – 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.

Learn More About Our Double-Hung Windows

If you would like more information on our double-hung window options or would like to have new windows installed in your home or business, contact us today to speak with one of our window experts or find a local Weather Shield dealer to schedule a consultation. 

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