Double-hung windows are one of the most popular styles for homeowners. They can be operated from the bottom or top sash, sliding up and down for ventilation. Since they open and close without protruding, double-hung windows are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios.
If you are considering buying replacement windows for your home, you may be wondering if a double-hung window is a good investment. Window company, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, will guide you on learning the top benefits of double-hung windows and why they’re a solid choice, no matter what type of home you own.
1. Double-Hung Windows Offers Excellent Ventilation
Double-hung windows provide you with a lot more flexibility than traditional single-hung windows when it comes to airflow. You can slide the bottom sash up, the top sash down, or some combination of the two depending on your preferences. For windows directly below an eave, you may often have the option of having your top frame open to allow for a breeze even when it’s raining.
2. Double-Hung Windows Are Much Easier to Clean
Double-hung windows can tilt inwards so that you can clean them easily. These slide out of the frames and make cleaning both the inside and outside a much simpler task. Think about how easy it is to clean a window and perform other maintenance work. It may make a big difference over the long life of the window.
3. Double-Hung Windows Are Energy-Efficient
Double-hung windows allow you to take advantage of the very best in energy-efficient technologies. They can be made using Low-E glass with gas fill for the optimum heat reflection and insulation. This type of window also allows a generous amount of natural light into the room. The energy savings these windows provide are among the most popular benefits of double-hung windows.
4. Double-Hung Windows Increase Home Value and Appeal
Purchasing more energy-efficient windows can increase the value of your home. In other words, the quality matters. Upgrading to double-hung windows added value to your home that is roughly around 80% of the windows’ cost. In real estate, this is considered an exceptional return on investment unless you’re immediately selling your home.
5. Double-Hung Windows Are Versatile
Versatility is an essential factor in choosing the right windows for your home. Double-hung windows come in all kinds of sizes and styles and have a huge range of colors. This versatility allows you to pick the windows you want for your home. The choice of materials will suit most tastes and budgets too. You can get double-hung windows in wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl. You have at least as many options with double-hung windows as with any other window style.
6. Double-Hung Windows Are Safe
Unlike windows that crank out or project outwards, double-hung windows remain flat against the side of the home when open. This eliminates the risk of someone accidentally hitting the window, which can result in injury and/or damage to the window. This makes this type of window ideal on parts of the home where walkways, decks, and patios exist. Plus, these windows are fully lockable, which makes them an effective burglar repellant.
With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why the double-hung window is the most popular choice. When combined with proper construction, fit and installation, it’s pretty hard to beat double-hung windows. In homes with many window styles, it’s almost always double-hung windows that make up the majority of the windows in any given home.
To learn more about the benefits of double-hung windows and to schedule your free no-obligation consultation with our window contractor team, call Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod today at (508) 205-1200 or fill out our convenient request form. We serve clients in Cape Cod.