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Double-Hung Windows Explained

If you’re wondering where to get double-hung windows for your property, you might want to skip to the final section of this blog entry, where you’ll find all of our contact details. However, if you’re not familiar with these windows or don’t yet understand why they’re so popular, keep reading, because that’s what we’re about to explain. By the end, you may well be keen to get some, too!

What Are Double-Hung Windows?

Double-hung windows are windows consisting of two panels, known as “sashes”. However, unlike with an ordinary window, where one panel is fixed and only one can move, both sashes of a double-hung window can be opened. Think of it as being able to open your window at the top as well as at the bottom – or both together.

Check out the gallery on this page showing several examples of double-hung windows manufactured and installed by Versalite Windows.

What are the Benefits of Double-Hung Windows?

For some people, hearing they can open a window at the top and bottom simultaneously will be enough to convert them to double-hung windows. Those folks understand that this equates to superior airflow and ventilation – not to mention more versatile airflow and ventilation. What do we mean by that? Well, let’s say you are working at a desk by your double-hung window and don’t want papers, etc. blowing in the breeze. You simply lower the top sash on its own, then you get fresh air that doesn’t disturb what you’re doing.

Additional benefits of double-hung windows include ease of cleaning, due to the fact both sashes are movable, allowing you to reach wherever you need to reach. Double-hung windows are also safe and easy to operate. Furthermore, they are more energy efficient in summer than their regular counterparts since they let you take greater advantage of natural cooling (helping to keep those power bills lower). Double-hung windows “play well” with whatever window covering you wish to name. Finally, we can’t go without mentioning their attractive modern look. Check out the gallery we linked to above for living proof!

Are Double-Hung Windows Expensive?

While the initial cost of double-hung windows is generally higher, many owners would argue it’s well worth it for the advantages we have just listed. Another point in the favour of double-hung windows is they tend to require very little maintenance compared to other deluxe options such as casement windows, which can develop problems with the cranking mechanism, etc.

Are there Many Options with Double-Hung Windows?

There are when you get them from Versalite Windows. We offer a range of frames, glasses and screens (including ClearGuard, as detailed in this earlier entry). Our double-hung windows come with key locks, while other features include timber reveals and storm moulds.

Where to Get Double-Hung Windows

From Versalite Windows, of course! Established back in 1977, we are a proudly Aussie business that has become a leading supplier to the building industry. No job is too big or small for our skilled team, who pride themselves on sourcing materials locally where possible and on delivering 100% customer satisfaction every time. For more information, please call us on (02) 6765 3222, email or use the online contact form located here.

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