It’s likely you know more than you think you do about windows. We can prove it.
If you know that a single hung window is a window where one sash pops out, then you certainly know that a double hung window is a window where (you guessed it) two sashes pop out.
If you think, then, that double hung windows exist to provide double the benefits of a single hung window, you’re exactly right.
What you know about double hung windows is a perfect starting point for this article. We’re just here to add to what you know.
We’re excited to tell you how double hung windows work and why you want them in your home.
What Is A Double Hung Window?
Double hung windows don’t just provide twice the benefits of a single hung window, however. They are actually the solution to single hung window problems.
Because single hung windows only have one sash that pops out of the frame, it often overlaps with the other window sash. This model innately poses difficulty cleaning, faulty security and limited air circulation in the home.
Double hung windows are the most versatile and most popular windows to use for window replacements for numerous reasons. They are:
- Energy efficient with airtight seals
- Easy to clean (goodbye window washers!)
- Secure with double locks
- Safe for animals and children allowing you to monitor which sash to open
- More comfortable as a result of doubled air circulation
- Pleasing to the aesthetic of the home
Single hung windows are what most children think about when they picture a home. Double hung windows are how grown-ups fulfill that childhood dream home by using the proper window.
Double hung windows are the upgrade to your childhood dreamhouse 2.0.
Do I Really Need A Window Replacement?
If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve stumbled across this question. Likely more than once.
Every homeowner anticipates certain replacements upon buying their home. Usually, windows fall somewhere on that list. Likely towards the bottom.
After some time passes, it’s easy to start bargaining with the former self who wrote that list. You might wind up with two self-negotiating questions:
- Why can’t I just repair the window?
- How do I know windows are the problem?
Consider yourself a smart, responsible homeowner for asking these questions in the first place. It’s only through exploring challenging questions that allow you to be happy with your choices.
So, Why Can’t I Just Repair The Window?
Well, for starters, technically you can. No one will stop you. You will not be banished by the homeowning community.
However, as a general rule of thumb, repairs are not the encouraged way to go and for good reason. Consider repairs to be a band-aid for the greater issue. Patching a seal or repairing a glass pane may temporarily quiet the symptoms, but really, your house is trying to get your attention.
Think of it this way: if a window is experiencing a problem, likely it’s not the only one with that problem. Assuming all of your windows are the same, a broken seal is a warning. It reveals the way in which the other windows are likely to show symptoms.
We understand that when it comes to windows, it’s easy to see one window as one unit. In reality, one window has several parts that make the whole, like its glass, locks, frame, and seals. That’s why repairing one aspect of the window doesn’t actually solve the problem.
If a window is symptomatic, it’s reflective of a lower quality model. Upgrades are calling and they sound like double hung windows.
Hey, it’s normal. Just as we all have our time on this planet, your windows are no different. Consider yourself to be a conduit for their transition. It’s going to be okay.
How Do I Know The Windows Are The Problem?
Good question. Many homeowners do renovations and replacements in stages. That said, we find that most are quick to insulate their attic, go solar, and repair their windows before understanding the main call to action: window replacements.
By process of elimination, in search of optimal comfort in the home, many find themselves right back where they started.
If you have experienced any of the following, it’s time to say goodbye to your windows:
- Condensation between panes
- Window fog
- Broken seals
- Broken glass
- High energy bills
- Single pane windows
- Painted shut windows
- Excessive noise outside the home
It’s possible your house is even speaking in other ways you would never have thought to relate to windows. It happens all the time. If that’s the case for you, let us know!
It’s natural to live reactively. Usually, we wait for problems to fix them. However, when it comes to replacement windows, it’s not wise to wait for visible damage to consider window replacements.
Builder grade, single pane, and single hung windows are the most outdated technology for the home. If your main concern is energy-efficiency, it’s likely your windows are your blindspot.
Let us help you get to the root of the problem!
Our Double Hung Windows
Our double hung windows come with various interior and exterior finishes, sweep locks and tilt latches, and grid styles for your choosing.
When it comes to window replacement education, all you need to know is the following: eventually, it has to happen. We’re here to help you do it right, so you don’t have to do it more than once.
Look To Your Local Installers
We’re here to show you that window replacements don’t need to be dreadful. Our family-run business works to keep you feeling comfortable in your home. Since most people don’t realize how window replacements increase comfort, we provide you the education to make your decision easy.
Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and top ratings with Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor demonstrates our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, beginning with our first step into your home.
We care about your home aspirations and are here to present options based on your budget.
Click here to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate to learn more about what your windows want from you and what you want for your windows.
Double down on your home with our double hung window. You won’t be sorry!