The name "double hung" refers to a special window type, the two halves of which move up or down within the frame. A double hung window has two sashes, (the part of the window that holds glass): an upper sash and a lower sash, positioned one over the other to allow venting from the top or bottom. They are an affordable and durable window option for any homeowner in the market. Read on to learn more.
The cost of replacing windows or installing windows from scratch depends on the manufacturer, labor, and quality of the windows chosen. On average, expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $700 per window. To get an idea of labor costs in your area, contact a local window installer for specific pricing estimates.
Double hung windows are a very durable window option and require only minimal maintenance.
Most double hung windows only need to be cleaned a few times a year, unless you live in coastal, agricultural or industrial areas. Here are a few simple cleaning steps:
Single hung windows, the norm for construction in the past, has a fixed top sash that doesn’t open and a lower sash that can only be opened vertically. Double hung windows have two sashes that operate for much better ventilation.
Casement windows provide an unobstructed view, better air flow and a better seal against air leakage. Double hung windows, however, don’t take up exterior space to open and tend to be cheaper. It depends on what exactly your home needs.
The design of the double hung sash window can be traced back as far as the mid 1600s. Updates in glass and glazing technology have been at the forefront of design changes through the years.
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