Double Hung Windows Add Comfort to Any Home

Double hung windows are likely one of the more popular home improvement additions for many homeowners due to their practicality and convenience. This design was brought over by Europeans and was quickly adopted by colonial America. Traditional double hung window designs are found in Georgian and Victorian houses.

These days double hung windows are made up of two sashes that slightly overlap and slide up and down inside the window’s frame.

Modern double hung windows use spring balances to support the sashes making opening and closing these windows easier while adding convenience to this traditional design.

Home Improvement Benefits of double hung windows

Depending on your home improvement preferences, you can select from different sizes of double hung windows. This window style comes in a variety of materials that include:

  • Fiberglass
  • Wood
  • Aluminum
  • Vinyl

Since double hung windows open up instead of out, they don’t take up exterior space when they open, making them ideal for high traffic areas like:

  • Walkways
  • Porches
  • Patios

Double hung windows are also easy to use, maintain, and clean. Additionally, these windows efficiently keep the cold air out during the winter months. As a result, they help lower your energy bills and can save you money.

An added bonus of double hung windows to home improvement efforts is that they can be easily opened in the case of a fire emergency so your loved ones can rapidly escape out of harm’s way.

As you can see, double hung windows will add beauty to your home along with practicality and safety for your family.


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