Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows make a great addition to a home and are typically what you think of as a traditional home window. Not only is it a straight forward installation, these windows provide a great deal of sunlight into any room.
What is a double hung window? This window comes with two sashes, one above and the second below. Although on top of each other, both windows work independently from the other. The glass panes move up and down with the use of a balancing device. You’ll notice as you open the window it will stay open in its given position because of the balancing mechanisms.
So we’ve established that these are great windows for allowing lots of natural light to pour into your home, now we’ll want to make sure their design matches your home. Windows serve multiple purposes; a light source, ventilation, and even design. You’ll want to make sure that you have a sufficient amount of windows placed around your home to allow for enough light and fresh air and ventilation. Based on the space available and the room, we’ll be able to tell you whether or not a double hung window would be a suitable window. Not only will you want to use our expertise for the design and look, we are licensed contractors and will be able to install them quickly and efficiently. An incorrectly installed window will look horrible and it can be a burden on your heating and air conditioning, drastically reducing your home’s energy efficiency.
As far as the look and feel from outside of the home, your choice of window should enhance the look of your home. Many homeowners have saved on lighting and heating costs by replacing old windows with more energy efficient double hung windows. Not only does the energy efficiency increase, the exterior appearance looks great and the home value increases. That’s called a double win. A double hung window is also an appealing choice because they open upwards instead of outwards, thereby not occupying any exterior space. Windows that take up exterior space can be a safety hazard for children or adults too. This reduces the risk of a broken window and other accidents that might occur.
There are so many double hung window styles to choose from and we can help you find the right style from our many sources. We’ll take into account all of the details we’ve discussed here; available space, location of the room, budget, and style. Give us a call today to discuss your double hung window options!