September 14, 2020
Double Hung and Slider Windows
Double hung, and slider windows offer many benefits, but which should you use? Learn more about these two common kinds of replacement windows and your house.
How are you supposed to choose which kind of window is best for your home? After all, there are tons of different kinds of replacement windows in Redmond, WA, from bay and bow to casement, picture, and more.
The best place to start is somewhere simple: popular choices. Two of the most popular styles of replacement windows are double hung and slider. Both of these windows are stylish and functional, making them valid options for your home. However, one might be more suited to your particular needs than the other.
Let’s break down the basics of each kind to help you choose the one that is best for your home.
- Slider - Sliding windows are also easy to use and install. They consist of two or more glass panes that sit side-by-side, making them function just like a sliding door. In other words, either pane moves horizontally to open the window. Sliding windows are quick and easy when it comes to maintenance as they have an efficient opening design. They also offer user-friendly operation and a wide glass footprint to let in lots of extra light and air.
- Double Hung - Double hung windows have both an upper and lower sash that easily slides past each other. The single frame design makes it easy to open, close, and clean. These windows are the most common and popular type of replacement window as they are modern, effective, and durable, but they also offer other benefits such as quick cleaning with tilting and removable sashes, easy control over air circulation as you can open the top or bottom sash, or both, and energy efficiency with double or triple glass panes.
Clearly both double hung and sliding replacement windows are great. But that can make your choice tough! Which should you use in your home?
Sliding windows are ideal rooms where you need ventilation, like a kitchen, office, den, or other small space that faces a yard or garden. Sliding windows will bring in tons of fresh air, but they are more suited to spaces where they will be the only window as they are very unique and make a style statement with their sleek, low-profile frames.
You should pick double hung windows if you’re looking to maximize on style and energy efficiency. They are specifically made to look seamless and help make your room feel more comfortable in terms of temperature. As a bonus, double hung windows might even be able to lower your energy spending. They fit well in almost any room décor or space design and come in thousands of materials, colors, and sizes.
If you’re not able to decide between the two just now, there is no need to worry.
Puget Sound Window & Door is here to help. We can advise you on the best Redmond, WA replacement windows for your needs and home. Or, if you’ve already chosen your windows, that’s awesome, too. We are ready to help guide you through the process of buying and installing your new windows.