A double hung window is a window with movable upper and lower sashes. Both sashes can be raised or lowered to allow a free flow of air, and the sashes may also be designed to tilt so that it can be easily cleaned from the inside. Most double hung windows come with night/vent locks which allow the window to open a couple of inches from the top or bottom giving fresh air with a degree of security. Double hung windows can be installed as a single unit or multiple mulled units installed in the same opening. For areas that need something a little tougher than regular window glass we offer double strength glass, tempered glass, or laminated glass as an option on all of our double hung windows.
Double hung windows can be made of wood, vinyl, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, or composite. Most double hung windows sold today are vinyl or wood (with vinyl being the most popular.) and the glass paneling can come as double pane or triple pane; with argon gas, krypton gas, or no gas. There are a number of different types of Low-E coatings available which can greatly increase the efficiency of the window.
Double hung windows come in a wide variety of colors both interior and exterior (with white or beige being the most popular.) and exterior colors in various shades of brown, green, tan, red bronze, etc are available from many manufacturers. Interior color and wood grain laminates are also available Double hung window glass paneling can also come with a wide range of grids/grills between the panes of glass; anything from flat, colonial, contour, diamond, prairie, or double prairie. Etched grids and simulated divided lites are also available as well as mini-blinds between the glass. For those who like the finer things, specialty glass is available with such items as stained glass, art glass, etched glass, brass or lead caming, etc can be incorporated into your window. Call today for a free, in-home estimate to learn all the possibilities available for your home!