4 Things You May Not Know About Double Hung Windows

No other window style is as traditional or as ubiquitous as double hung windows, and for good reason. Everyone knows how to operate them, they look great on any home style, and just about any contractor who makes replacement windows have them.

4 Things You May Not Know About Double Hung Windows

There are some things you may not know about them, though:

  1. Double Hung Windows Weren’t Always Energy-Efficient – Double hung window sashes are fitted to slide on the framenbspwith just enough gap to allow easy opening and closing with minimal leaks. The problem is, on traditional wood double hung windows, the sashes and frame expand and contract with the weather. This had resulted in thermal leaks, among other issues. Fortunately, this is not much of a problem nowadays. Our replacement window frames are made with our exclusive Fibrex® material, which resists expansion and contraction, ensuring longevity and reliable energy efficiency.

  2. Double Hung Windows Were Originally Made of Multiple Glass Panels – A typical double hung window has sashes divided into equal sections. Double hung window sashes were originally built with individual glass panels, which makenbspthem more at risk of developing leaks. This is why Renewal by Andersen® double hung windows feature a single High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass assembly, with grilles installed on or between the dual pane glass, resulting in more efficient windows and better flexibility in choosing the grille style.

  3. Double Hung Windows Provide Effective Ventilation – Letting fresh air into your home for several minutes a day helps reduce indoor pollutants and keep your family healthy. Effective ventilation requires two openings: one to push stale air out andnbspanother to let fresh air in. Double hung windows can be opened in such a way that there are two openings: one at the top and another at the bottom, making it perfect for rooms that can only accommodate one window.

  4. Double Hung Windows Work in Any Architectural Style – People often think that double hung windows only fit in traditional architectural styles. However, with the right customization options, double hung windows can look great in any style. This is another reason to choose a custom window builder like Renewal by Andersen, so you can choose a window style as common as double hung windows yet still make it your own.

To explore other window styles like casement windows, call Renewal by Andersennbspof Orange County today at (949) 216-7711,nbspor fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.