Benefits of a Vinyl Double Hung Replacement Window
Thermal pane double hung windows can provide the following benefits:
Lower price. Because this window is the most popular style in the United States and it has a simple design, it is generally the lowest priced available in the market.
Works well in classic, country, colonial, and bungalow style homes. The traditional looks and style fit well with many architectural styles.
Simple design. Because it has few functioning parts, the double-hung window is very long lasting.
Easy to clean. Sashes tilt in for easy cleaning.
Safer for kids. This unit has two sashes that can be opened from the top or bottom (and moves in an up and down fashion). Opening the top sash only can give you airflow without the worry of small children falling out through.
Eliminates old storm windows. Installing and uninstalling storms every year can be dangerous and a pain to do. New vinyl replacement windows provide much higher levels of energy efficiency which eliminate the need for a storm.
Easy to install an air conditioner inside the opening. The bottom sash can be moved up to accommodate an air conditioning (A/C) unit for the hot summer months.
- Products and Uses
Vinyl Double Hung House Windows – Product Features
Double-hung windows from Alside and Polaris have these features:
- Vinyl frames and sashes that won’t crack, chip, or peel
- Fusion-welded frames and main structures for strength and rigidity (available on most models)
- Sashes tilt in for easy cleaning
- Insulated glass and warm edge spacer system
- Multi-chamber sash and mainframes for improved energy efficiency
- Heavy-duty sash lock and keeper for security and an airtight seal
- Half-window screens are standard with full-window screens also available
- Sloped sills promote drainage
- Triple weather-stripping for improved protection from air and water entering
- Constant force balance system eliminates sash cords, weights, and pulleys and makes windows much easier to operate
- Manufactured in a wide range of sizes
Where to Use a Double Hung Window
Bedrooms, bathrooms, sunrooms, and utility rooms are common places to find a double-hung window. They can be used in conjunction with bay windows in family or living rooms.
Double Hung Window Design Options
Add style and reduce energy costs with these options (note: options will vary by product lines):
Decorative grids and grilles. Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, and Double Prairie.
Internal tilt mini blinds. Blinds placed inside the window never need to be cleaned and provide shade from the sun. It's cool not to have to hassle with the dust on blinds!
Wood grain interior veneer finishes. We offer a wide range of interior wood grain looks to complement any décor. Options vary per window type and include light, medium, and dark oak, cherry, and foxwood. Why have a generic window when you can add style to your home?
Exterior vinyl frame colors. Choose colors to match or contrast with your home’s exterior. We offer many trim options to accent the curb appeal of your home, including tan, brick red, green, white, brown, black, beige, bronze, clay, and gray. These color selections can add greatly to the value of a home.
Upgraded glass packages. Lower your home heating and cooling costs by upgrading to premium glass for increased energy efficiency.
Self-cleaning glass. This technology prevents the adhesion of dirt and debris to the glass, while rain or light water spray rinses it away.
Video: How to Choose Vinyl Replacement Windows
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In this video you will learn:
- How to choose the right type of vinyl replacement house window.
- Where to use a casement, picture, double hung, bay, bow or sliding window.
- How to use decorative colors, woodgrain finishes and etched & leaded glass to add to compliment your décor.
Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Windows
A double hung vinyl replacement window is a two-sash window that operates in an up and down fashion and uses various balance systems to keep the sashes open. This type of window can be very cost-effective, has a simple design, and is an excellent complement to many different styles of homes.