If you check out the most common window choices available today, you’re bound to come across double-hung windows. According to our team of experts, double-hung replacement windows have some advantages over other types of windows that make them worth the investment. Here’s a quick rundown on their strongest points as explained by our team.
They Can Be Anywhere
Because a double-hung window’s panels do not swing outward, there’s no need to worry about finding enough space for the window’s frame to fit. This makes double-hung windows an incredibly versatile option, especially if you find that other window options are oversized or require a minimum amount of clearance to operate.
The Allow Good Airflow
When you open a casement window, you need to have a second window open so that the air can flow in one direction. With double-hung windows, all you need to do is slide both panels towards the middle. This creates two separate openings that can allow air to enter and exit from the same window. This is perfect for rooms with just enough wall space for a single window.
They Have Better Side Seals
When you forget to properly lock a casement window, there’s a good chance that the hinged panel could come undone and swing slightly open, letting in and rain if left unattended for a long time. With a double-hung window, the frames still form a good seal around the frame even if you leave it unlocked as long as the frames are fully shut. This is especially important during very hot and cold days, where insulation is key to maintaining good indoor temperatures.
Installation by Pros
Despite its advantages over casement windows and other options, double-hung windows have to be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications. In fact, by having pros install your new windows, you also protect yourself by having them covered by product or service warranties which can potentially save you hundreds or even thousands in the long run.
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