If the time has come to put new windows in your home, you have several styles to choose from. There are casement windows that open to the side with a crank, and awning windows, which hinge upward with a crank. In many situations, however, your best bet is double-hung windows. Here's a look at the four main benefits of this popular style of window.
You can open them in two ways.
To open the window, you can either move the bottom sash up or the top sash down. If you don't want kids or pets sneaking through the open window, opening it from the top is a safe bet. Since there are no cranks or intricate levers to operate, even older adults with arthritis in their wrists or fingers can safely open and close the windows. The same can't be said for crank-style windows that require more finger dexterity to operate.
They accommodate air conditioners.
Window-based AC units are made for double-hung windows. You open the window by sliding the bottom sash upward. Then, you place the AC unit in the opening. You would not be able to put the AC unit in a hinged window. You'd need to buy a specialized unit with a long ventilation pipe that fits through the smaller window opening these other window styles allow for.
You can clean them completely from the inside.
The better brands of double-hung windows are designed with cleaning in mind. You just tilt the sash inward, and then you can clean the outside of the window. This means no more climbing on a ladder to clean your window exterior. Being able to clean the outside of your windows from the inside of your home keeps you safe and also reduces your workload.
They're easy to repair.
Double-hung windows have a pretty simple structure and design. There are not a lot of intricate parts as there are with hinged windows. As a result, you're less likely to experience malfunctions and issues with double-hung windows. The problems they do experience -- like loose weather stripping -- are typically quick and easy for your window replacement specialist to repair.
Double-hung windows come in an array of colors and styles. You can choose specialty glass that filters out light and UV rays, fiberglass frames that don't bow when exposed to moisture, and more. Talk to a window replacement company, such as Anderson Replacement Windows, to further explore your options.Share
28 March 2017
Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.