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Double Hung Window Tips And 43 Ideas
What Are Double Hung Windows?
Double hung windows are classic windows that allow you to move both the top and bottom sashes. On a double hung window, the top and bottom sashes can be raised up or down to allow more air flow in your home. Let’s consider some properties and pros and cons to decide whether you want such windows or not.
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 catchy black and white farmhouse space with paneling and black touches - double-hung windows, railing and a chandelier
a farmhouse bathroom with paneling and penny tiles on the floor, a metal clad tub, stained double-hung windows, white towels
How Long Will Your Double Hung Window Last?
The strength of your double hung window ultimately depends on the type of frame material. Fiberglass is a durable option that require little maintenance and can handle condensation without warping. A wooden double hung window frame is more vulnerable to the elements and requires more regular maintenance but can be stained to boost its appearance and longevity. A vinyl double hung window frame is ideal in regions of the country with extreme temperatures and more condensation.
a farmhouse space with beige walls, double-hung white framed windows, a vintage stool with a small table and potted greenery
a laconic bathroom with a vintage feel, a large stained frame double-hung window, a black free-standing tub and a glass-enclosed shower
a little country mudroom with a double-hung window, an open box shelf, a corner bench and paneling on the walls
a lovely bathroom with black frame double-hung windows, an oval tub, a side table and a tree stump plus a printed rug
a lovely breakfast nook with a white frame double-hung window, a stained dining table, grey paneling on the walls
a lovely nook with a double-hung window, a neutral rattan chair, a side table and dried blooms in a color block vase
a modern farmhouse bathroom with black frame double-hung windows, a marble tile backsplash and an oval tub
Repairs And Maintenance
In order to keep your double hung window system working smoothly, it’s important to make an effort to regularly maintain your windows. Homeowners should clean their double hung window a few times a year in order to keep the system working properly and maintain its appearance. Because a double hung window allows you to slide both sashes up and down, cleaning and dusting is much easier than for single hung windows. Additionally, many modern double hung windows allow the homeowner to tilt the glass inward in order to clean the other side of the pane from the inside. This makes overall window cleaning much easier, especially for homes with multiple stories where it may be difficult to clean the outside of the window.
a modern farmhouse space with navy walls, a stained chair and chest and echoing stained double-hung windows and white curtains
a monochromatic kitchen with shaker cabinets, black and grey stone countertops, black double-hung windows and built-in lights
a neutral farmhouse bathroom with black-framed double-hung windows, a white vanity, white sinks, an oval vintage tub and a printed rug
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
a neutral farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets, black countertops, a white herringbone tile backsplash and a small double-hung window
a neutral space with a black double-hung window and botanical artwork is a cool space and black frames add interest to it
a neutral vintage bathroom with paneling, a large tub, a double-hung window, a printed curtain and an artwork
a neutral vintage bathroom with trim, an oval tub, a double-hung window, curtains, a double sink on a metal stand
A double hung window is slightly less energy efficient than its single hung counterpart. Because the sashes are movable, there are more opportunities for air to filter through the window. However, the ability to open both sashes of a double hung window allows for considerable ventilation in the warmer months. Additionally, the type of glass used for your double hung window panes is an important factor in energy efficiency. For more information on the different types of window glass, see our handy guide to window glass replacement and repair.
a refined light-filled space with white double-hugn windows with delicate framing, lightweight furniture and a crystal chandelier
a refined living room with black frame double-hung windows, a fireplace, a large sectional, a white chair and a stone table
a series of black frame double-hung windows gives a lot of light and contrasts the neutral space with its black framing
a series of black frame double-hung windows gives a lot of natural light to the space and adds interest with black framing
a small and cozy sunroom done with rows of double-hung windows with black framing and a cozy daybed
a small nook with a double-hung window, a small stool, a non-working fireplace and some lovely decor
a sophisticated bedroom with arched double-hung windows, a black canopy bed, a teal chair and a side table
a sophisticated vintage bathroom with a double-hung window, built-in cabinets, an oval tub and a side table
a stylish farmhouse bathroom with a tall double-hung window, stained vanities, mirrors, a low bench and greenery
a white farmhouse bathroom with marble hex tiles, double-hung windows, an oval tub, a large vanity and a window cabinet