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Save Yourself Time And Energy Cleaning Windows By Choosing Single Or Double Hung Windows For Your Bay Area Home.
Are you considering replacing your home’s windows? Single hung and double hung windows are a great selection and come with many benefits—in fact, they are one of the most common styles of windows on the market. Single hung windows are defined by a top sash that is fixed in place and a bottom sash that is opens vertically and tilts in. Double hung windows have two sashes in the window frame and both can move up and down and tilt in. Here are a few reasons why single or double hung windows might be right for your home:
Ease Of Cleaning
Single hung windows only allow easy cleaning for the bottom sash. However, most contemporary double hung windows are developed primarily for ease of cleaning. Since both sashes tilt in, it means you can clean the outside of the windows from the inside—eliminating the hassle and danger of climbing ladders and scaffolding or using long-handled tools. You can quickly make your windows look bright and new without leaving your home or working up a sweat.
Installing single or double hung windows in your new or existing property has many advantages when it comes to energy efficiency. New windows can drastically reduce heating and cooling costs due to increased energy efficiency. Old windows are inherently inefficient because they were not designed with energy efficiency in mind—even windows that are more than 10 years old. In addition, joints may have loosened or rotted over the years, increasing the amount of air infiltration into your home. Replacing old windows with new single or double hung models will reduce HVAC expenses, reduce energy loss, and improve the comfort of your home.
Both single and double hung windows have an advantage for homeowners looking to install window AC units. Since the sashes move up and down, an air conditioner can easily be placed and secured in place in the window.
Because the window sashes on double hung models move up and down, you have to put a screen on the window. Custom Exterior double hung and single hung windows always come with a screen. Unlike awning or casement windows that open out, having a screen installed allows you to let a breeze in without bugs or other debris.
Single and double hung windows are one of the most versatile styles of window on the market—making them the most popular choice for replacement windows today. Our hung windows are available in a wide range of sizes, styles, colors, and materials, making them an excellent choice for any home or business.
Contact us or visit our showroom in Pleasanton to choose your single or double hung window today.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
What is more durable than stone siding on the exterior of your home? Mixing classic design and modern amenities, stone siding is the best of both worlds of design. Its brings sophistication and elegance to a home, while adding extra durability where you need it most. Interested in more? Here are some additional benefits of installing stone siding on your home