Double hung windows, a staple of 18th-century American architecture, have since become one of today’s most enduring window styles. While manufacturing methods have evolved over the years, it had little effect on the overall design; you can install a modern double hung replacement window on a historical property and there wouldn’t be any discernible visual difference.
Consider the following features and benefits:
It creates effective ventilation – Room ventilation is achieved by having two separate openings: one pushes fresh air in, the other cycles stale air out. While this can be achieved using any two open windows, double hung windows can be opened in such a way that one window can provide effective ventilation: perfect for small rooms that can accommodate just one window.
It’s energy-efficient – Double hung windows are traditionally regarded as inefficient because of gaps that resulted from uneven, hand-cut sashes, and wood shrinkage. Today’s double hung windows do not have this problem, and can form a perfect seal for less heat leakage. Additionally, every Renewal by Andersen® window replacement are made with Fibrex® material frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options, both specifically engineered for maximum energy efficiency.
It’s easy to clean and maintain – If you always have to risk injury just to clean your upper-level windows, then you’ll be happy to know that Renewal by Andersen double hung windows feature sashes that can be tilted inwards for easy indoor cleaning. Also, the Fibrex material frames are low maintenance like vinyl, and the exterior metal oxide glass coating can reduce water spotting up to 99% when activated by sunlight.
It lets more natural light in – Double hung windows do not require hinges to operate, which means it can support the weight of large glass areas. At Renewal by Andersen, we build all our replacement windows to fit, so if you’re looking into installing bigger-than-usual double hung windows to let more light in, we can build it for you. And with our High-Performance Low-E4 glass options, you can let as much sunlight in as you want without worrying about faded fabrics and furniture.
To know more about double hung windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Houston today at (281) 547-6177 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate with our team. We serve Houston, TX and nearby areas.