Double hung windows may be the most commonly used window style there is, but it’s amazing how such a simple window style hasn’t change much from when it was first introduced. In today’s blog, we discuss what makes double hung windows such an enduring window style and what makes them an excellent choice for your home.
Energy efficiency is one of the main purposes for modern window styles and dual-panel glazing. But, a lesser-known attribute is how the sashes form a seal when closed. Ideally, the frame and sashes should resist contraction from temperature changes because that results in gaps that may allow leaks. They should also resist expansion, or the windows will end up being difficult to open and close.
Double hung windows are designed to form a perfect seal when closed, making them one of the most energy-efficient window options available. Renewal by Andersen® double hung window frames are made with our exclusive Fibrex® material, a unique composite that resists contraction and expansion due to temperature changes, making it the ideal choice for double hung window sashes and frames.
Ventilation is essential for keeping indoor air pollutants and smells from accumulating indoors, which makes it important for every home to have window styles that facilitate ventilation. The basic principle is that there should be two openings: one vents the stale air out while the other cycles fresh air in. This can be easily achieved with two open windows, but in rooms that can only accommodate one, double hung windows are your best choice. They can be opened in a way that you have two openings: one at the top and another at the bottom, ensuring proper airflow.
Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
Traditional double hung windows are not as easy to clean as their modern counterparts, often requiring cleaning from the outside. This becomes dangerous if you count cleaning upper story windows. Fortunately, their modern counterparts, such as those offered by Renewal by Andersen, allow the sashes to be tilted inwards, so cleaning while indoors is easy. Combined with our Fibrex material frames and our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, all the double hung windows will need is a good washing to stay clean.
To learn more about our double hung window options, call Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln today at (402) 513-2828. You may also fill out our contact form if you would like a free and no-obligation quote. We serve many areas in and near Lincoln, Bellevue and Omaha.