Double Hung Replacement Windows Guide
Double hung replacement windows are the most popular and well-known window style. They are comprised of two removable sashes in a single frame, which makes for easy cleaning. If you’re wondering if these windows are the right choice for your window installation, this guide will provide you with all the details needed. Read below for more information on the features, pros and cons, pricing, and other details of double hung windows.
About Double Hung Windows
Double hungs may be the single most popular style of window on the market. This style window is extremely versatile, as it suitable for any region and climate. In addition these windows can complement every style of home. Double hung windows are named based on their function. To open them, you simply slide a sash up and down, and each sash on the window operates independently. This factor is what distinguishes double hungs from single hung windows, where only one of the two sashes is operable. When they are closed they can be securely locked with a variety of hardware locking mechanisms.
Double hung replacement windows come in every window material available, including vinyl, wood, and composite fiberglass. Vinyl windows are on the less expensive side of the price spectrum, whereas wood and composite frames will be more expensive. Wood and composite frames are stronger than vinyl, but vinyl and composite will not deteriorate due to weathering as quickly as wood. The material you select for your window will depend on your budget, design aesthetic, and desired features.
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