If you’re shopping for replacement windows or the perfect window style for your new home, you have many choices to make. One of the biggest decisions is which style to choose. Double-hung windows are the top choice for many people who want a traditional style with many benefits.
Double-Hung Window Installation for Your MD, DC, or VA Home
Double-hung windows can open from both the top and the bottom. They look similar to single-hung windows, but with single-hung windows, only the bottom sash opens.
- Have versatile ventilation: If you have a desk or other surface where you work near the window, open the top sash to enjoy ventilation without blowing your papers everywhere. This option is also great if you have young children, as it creates less of a safety hazard. If you have a room with only one double-hung window, you can still create a cross breeze by opening both the top and bottom sashes a little bit.
- Are available with multiple style options: While all double-hung windows have the same method of opening, they are diverse in other ways. For example, you have a variety of options when it comes to size, shape, and color. Frame materials also vary, from fiberglass to wood to vinyl.
- Are AC-friendly: You have the option of installing window air conditioners on double-hung windows, which is impossible with casement windows that swing out. Also, while it’s possible to install a window AC unit on other types of windows, like a horizontal slider window, the unit is more adequately designed for double-hung windows.
- Are easy to replace: If a window pane breaks for any reason, many styles of double-hung windows are designed for easy replacement.
- Have high energy efficiency: Modern double-hung windows have double or triple panes, which provide energy efficiency for your home without requiring storm window installation in the winter. Another optional energy-efficient feature is low-E glass that blocks ultraviolet rays.
- Are complementary: Many home styles look great with double-hung windows. In fact, this type of window complements nearly any style of home.
The easy operation of double-hung windows, along with their many other benefits, makes them one of the most popular types of windows in the country.
Contact Shanco for New Double-Hung Windows
For over 20 years, Shanco Companies has been installing new windows for homeowners all over Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. For more information about windows installation, or if you’re ready to install new double-hung windows, contact Shanco today!
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