What Are Double-Hung Windows?
A double-hung window is often made with its lower sash in front of its upper sash. The sashes can either be divided into separate lites through built-in muntins to create an illusion of separate lites or may be made with a solid pane of glass. For other models, a snap-in removable grid is used to produce an illusion of separate lites. These types of double-hung windows serve more decorative purposes than their contemporaries.
These windows are made with two grooves on their side jambs so that each of the sashes can slide separately from each other. Other varieties of this window come with a full window screen to enable them to provide full ventilation from the top or bottom, while some are designed with a half screen that needs to be placed in position.
To learn more about our double-hung windows in Charlotte, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina, contact our team today.
Double-Hung Windows vs. Single-Hung Windows
Both single-hung and double-hung windows have an upper and lower sash, so that, from a distance, the two window styles look the same. For double-hung windows, both sashes in the window frame can move up and down. For single-hung windows, the top sash is fixed in place, but the bottom sash is operable.
Other differences include:
Price: Single-hung windows are typically less expensive than double-hung windows due to fewer moving parts.
Ventilation: Double-hung generally vent better, since you can open both top and bottom sashes. This also aids with fresh air circulation.
Energy savings: Both styles can be similarly efficient. Most of the energy efficiency is due to the type of glass you select. Double- and triple-paned windows are more energy-efficient, especially if you request gas insulation between panes. Expert installation is also key to window energy efficiency, no matter which type of window you choose.
Are Double-Hung Windows More Expensive Than Single Hung?
Double-hung windows will be more expensive than single-hung in initial costs. This price pays off, though, because double-hung windows are easier to clean and provide better ventilation since both the top and bottom sash can be opened.
Why Choose Zen Windows North Carolina?
When you’re looking to schedule double-hung window replacement or installation, you need a company you can trust to get the job done right. When you choose Zen Windows North Carolina, you’ll receive:
- Hassle-free quotes – This will be the easiest quote process you have ever experienced from a home improvement company in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. Pick up the phone and call us. We’ll only keep you on the phone for five or 10 minutes gathering some information. You’ll then be emailed a quote within one business day.
- A better process – It isn’t just our quotes that are relaxed and streamlined. We’ve designed the entire process to be stress-free.
- Hands-on ownership – Our owners, Brian and Sara Zimmerman, are hands-on and care about every aspect of the customer experience. You’ll have direct access to call them and get fast answers and solutions to any concerns you have. There is nothing like the accountability of being able to pick up the phone and talk to an owner.
- No deposits – How many window companies in Charlotte or Greensboro don’t ask for ANY payment until the job is done? At Zen Windows, we don’t ask for any deposit at all. With us, you never have to worry because you don’t pay until we get your windows installed to your satisfaction.
- Payment plans – Our simple and hassle-free ways include payment plans. We make applying for financing easy and we have competitive terms.
Choose Zen Windows for Your Double-Hung Windows in North Carolina
If you’re looking to schedule window replacement, look no further than our team at Zen Windows North Carolina. We look forward to installing double-hung sash windows in your home.
For more information on our double-hung replacement windows in Charlotte, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas, call us at (877) 572-2988 for Charlotte residents, (877) 572-2177 for Greensboro residents.
Zen Windows North Carolina is a top-rated local window replacement company in Charlotte and Greensboro. We have won many Angie’s List Super Service Awards and hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Customers love Zen Windows’ process and products, and we have many glowing reviews to prove it! We are ready to provide you with exceptional service for all of your window needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do Double-Hung Windows Cost?
A variety of factors combine to determine the cost of replacement windows, such as size, frame material, and energy efficiency options. The simplest way to find out exactly how much windows will cost for your home is to schedule a free estimate.
Can Double-Hung Windows Save Energy?
For the highest level of energy savings, make sure your windows have double- or triple-pane glass with argon/krypton gas between the panes. The gas increase insulation and therefore the energy efficiency of your window. Choose windows with the ENERGY STAR® label, given to the most energy-efficient windows on the market.
How Do I Clean Double-Hung Windows?
Double-hung windows come with a tilt-in sash, making them easy to clean (without going outdoors and/or getting on a ladder).
Which Material Is Best for Double-Hung Window Frames?
Most windows are either wood or vinyl framed. Wood windows have many drawbacks. They can be costly and require serious maintenance to avoid warping or rotting. If this occurs, wood window frames will no longer fit properly and be difficult to open/close. They will then allow air leakage in and out of your home and raise energy costs. The color of wood-framed windows also tends to fade over time due to sun and weather exposure.
Vinyl frames are not affected by rain or moisture, are less expensive than wood. They also come in a variety of colors that are fade resistant.
When Should I Upgrade with New Double-Hung Windows?
Consider replacing your existing windows if they’re:
- More than 7 years old (for lower quality windows) and around 15 to 20 years old for high-quality windows.
- Not energy efficient. If energy bills are high, you’ll notice a big difference with a new window upgrade.
- Drafty. If your curtains move when windows are closed or you feel drafts on windy days, you could benefit from new windows.