Double-hung windows are one of the most popular options available today, but why should you consider getting them instead of a sliding or casement window? Our experts on replacement windows give you a closer look at some of the biggest advantages of this particular type of window.
They Can Be Installed Anywhere
When you open or close a double-hung window, you’ll notice that the frames do not go beyond the actual frame as they only slide up and down. There are no panels that could swing outward and accidentally hit other things. Because of this, you can put a double-hung window almost anywhere that a casement or a wide sliding window won’t fit.
They Help Keep the Air Flowing
If you open a casement window, air will either flow in or out of it. However, this only lets the air flow in one direction. With double-hung vinyl windows, you can slide both panels towards the middle, creating two openings that allow air to circulate. This is important, especially if the room is too small to have more than one window.
They Form a Better Seal When Closed
With casement windows, you need to be very particular about making sure the sash is fitted snugly against the frame when you close them because there’s a chance that the panel isn’t fully-closed. Double-hung window panels are always in contact with the frame so you can be sure that the window is sealed when you pull down the panels and lock them in place.
Professional Installation Required
Because double wood window installations require a considerable amount of skill to install, trying to DIY the project can increase the risk of installation-related issues. To keep your windows from being compromised by poor installation, you should get help from licensed local window contractors.
Enjoy high-quality double-hung windows with help from our team. Homecraft® Inc. is the leading window contractor in Wilmington and Bear, DE. Call us at (302) 703-1109 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.