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While many homeowners are aware of the benefits of window replacement, you may still be wondering “are double hung windows really worth the investment?” Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of double hung windows vs the costs to determine if it is right for your home.

Double Hung Operating Tilting Sashes

  • Sashes have tilting capabilities for easy cleaning within your home
  • Advanced interlock system provides highest quality of energy efficiency
  • Instant locking shoes allow for worry-free tilting and smooth sliding
  • Triple sealed sashes for added energy efficiency
  • Built-in drainage system allows water to quickly drain outside
  • Built-in pull tabs makes removing the screen easy
  • Easy to use tilt latches
  • Full screen for maximum ventilation (Double Hung only)
  • Self-lubricating spiral balances help create a smooth easy moving sash
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What is a Double Hung Window?

Double hung windows have two movable sashes – operating parts that slide up and down, kept in position by a window frame.

Double hung windows allow you to open both operating sashes, allowing proper air ventilation in your house.  Double hungs are normally made of aluminum, vinyl, wood and/or composite. Overall, double hung windows can retain their appearance, continue to provide energy efficiency benefits and last long with minimal maintenance.

Many double-hung windows have air between the two glass panes. The most energy-efficient double pane windows have argon gas added between the two panes for enhanced insulating properties. When incorporated into the glass panes, it significantly enhances thermal efficiency. The presence of argon reduces the action of convection currents in the space and heat transfer between the inside of the home and the outside environment is greatly minimized.

Benefits of Installing Double Hung Windows

There are numerous benefits of replacing your old windows with new ones, but what’s right for your home may differ from another homeowner’s perception.  The following are the major benefits that homeowners stand to gain when they choose to have double hung windows installed in their home.

Easy to clean

If you find cleaning your older windows an unpleasant experience, you can’t go wrong with new double hung windows. Since they tilt in, cleaning becomes an easy task. When you clean the windows yourself instead of entrusting the job to a professional window cleaner, you will be able to save money without compromising on shiny windows.

Air Ventilation Flow

Both the upper and lower sash can be opened, allowing fresh air into your home and enhancing ventilation. Moreover, new double hung windows block air from leaving your house, so you can maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year. You will enjoy a cool home while consuming less energy so your monthly energy costs will be much less.

Increase resale value

For many homeowners, the main benefit of replacement windows is increasing their home’s resale value. When you install window hung windows in your home, you’ll appreciate being much more comfortable while increasing your property’s value when you finally decide to sell.

To maximize your home’s resale value, choose double hung windows that imitate the style of your property, particularly if it is a historic home. For instance, wood windows with partitioned light panes match the historic design of old windows and significantly increase the property’s overall value.

After comparing the benefits and costs of double hung replacement windows, many people find that the benefits far outweigh the costs involved.

Double hung windows from Omega Windows are a great choice for renovation and restoration projects whereby historic accuracy is of the utmost importance. They are also ideal for rooms facing patios, porches or walkways, since they do not lie over the space.

Double Hung Windows Costs

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for the cost of double hung windows since it will depend on the number of windows your property has, the size of your chosen windows and the specific features you want.

If you choose windows with a low e-coating which helps to prevent UV rays from penetrating your home, you can expect to pay more than if you do without this feature. Nonetheless, your fittings may fade unevenly, leading to more replacement costs.

Double hung windows may be a great solution for your property if you’re looking for more energy savings, lower noise levels and the removal of storm windows from your home. All of these benefits will ultimately lead to a more comfortable home for you and your family.

Here at Omega Windows, we are happy to give you more information about what sets our double hung windows apart, guide you in choosing the right features for your new windows and offer you a free quote for double hung windows or any other types of replacement windows. Give us a call and get a free in-home estimate today!