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45 Double-Hung Windows With Pros And Cons
Perhaps you won’t recognize its official name but you are sure to be familiar with this type of window. Double-hung windows feature two large sashes that slide up and down within vertical tracks. In modern double-hung windows, it is more common for the sashes to be counterbalanced by springs hidden in the side tracks.
Pros Of Double-Hung Windows
Ventilation is one of the unique features of double-hung windows, they allow ventilation into the home because they can be opened from both top and bottom. It is great for parts of the home that require a lot of fresh air during the summertime. Double-hung windows are quite popular and have been a staple of most American homes for a long time.
Double-hung windows can be easily cleaned no matter how high the windows are. This is because windows can be washed from the inside without using an outside ladder. Another reason it is easy to maintain is that the tracks on which the windows run are vertical so it does not collect much debris.
Double-hung windows are quite popular and have been around for a long while, therefore you will find a variety of colors and shades. The variety available makes it easy to adapt to your current home structure and color. You can find them in a variety of materials such as vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, wood, etc.
a beautiful modern farmhouse open layout with black frame double-hung windows, grey seating furniture, a living edge table and a bench
a beautiful neutral modern space with trim on the walls, two black double-hung windows, a built-in windowsill daybed and printed pillows
a beautiful vintage space with tan beadboard and cabinetry, black and white tiles, a black French double-hung window, a sink on a black stand
a monochromatic kitchen with shaker cabinets, black and grey stone countertops, black double-hung windows and built-in lights
Cons Of Double-Hung Windows
Double-hung windows have double locks which means that there are opportunities for drafts entering your home even when it is closed. The spaces between the two windows parts may allow air leakages which will increase your energy cost.
Since double-hung windows ride on springs that require proper oiling to keep the windows moving, any malfunction with the springs will prevent it from opening. Double-hung windows have a lot of mechanical parts that need to be replaced to keep them functional. This attribute of double-hung windows could be considered a major drawback.
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a neutral farmhouse entryway with a stained door, black double-hung windows, a printed rug is a cool space
a neutral farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets, black countertops, a neutral tile backsplash, black double-hung windows and black fixtures
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a series of black frame double-hung windows gives a lot of natural light to the space and adds interest with black framing
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