Double-Hung Replacement WindowsWhen it comes time to replace your windows, you're going to have quite a few options to choose from, and it's all too easy to get confused when trying to make this important decision. Many of these window will sound like weird jargon that you can't understand, making it important to understand your options. One of the most popular replacement window types are double-hung windows. These versatile window types are among the most stylish and energy efficient on the market.
What Are Double-Hung Windows?Double-hung windows differ from single-hung, casement, and bay windows by their unique "double movement" action. If you were to see double and single-hung windows next to each other in a store, you'd have a hard time telling them apart. However, both the top and the bottom half of the sash can open. This gives you more design options when installing your windows and makes it easier to access the exterior glass. Double-hung windows are also not much more expensive than single-hung windows. A typical single-hung windows costs anywhere from $200-$400, while a double-hung is $300-$600. This makes them a good middle ground between more expensive casement and bay windows, the latter of which can cost anywhere from $1,000-$2,500 per window. As a result, it's much easier to invest in a full double-hung window replacement than it is in casement or bay windows. While you might save more money by using single-hung windows, double-hung windows are typically a better option.
Benefits of Double-Hung WindowsBeyond the double movement action that also helps make them easier to clean, double-hung windows offer a myriad of benefits to the consumer. Some of the most popular reasons people buy double-hung windows include:
- Versatile style that goes well with just about any home style and wood stock
- Multiple material options, include aluminum, fiberglass, wood, and vinyl
- Easier access makes them perfect for screens and air conditioners in the summer
- More energy efficient than competitor windows, with an option of quadruple weatherstripping.