Unlike vinyl windows, double hung ones come with a casement in which the sash slides vertically. These windows have two sashes, a lower and sash and an upper sash. The panes can slide over each other. However, this style is considered as very traditional.
Most people consider replacing their older windows with these windows due to their multiple benefits. For instance, they are versatile such that they offer maximum ventilation and cleaning them is easy since you can tilt them when cleaning. You can easily clean them from the inside or the outside.
This is especially beneficial when the windows are on the upper floors of the house where it is challenging to clean them from outside. These windows are also easy to replace in case they break. Many companies offer warranties and replacements for damaged parts.
Some manufactures design them with capabilities of protecting a room from ultraviolet sun rays. This offers a homeowner maximum comfort especially during summer or in tropical regions. They also offer similar advantages in offices. Hence, these windows are ideal for homes and offices.
They reduce the heat in the room and promote maximum air circulation in the room since air passes into the room through one window and exists through the other window. This assists in cooling the room. Regular windows may not offer such versatility. Thus, you should replace them with windows that are double hung.
When thinking to replace your windows, always consider your budget. Some homeowners may not afford to pay contractors for such projects. The good thing is that you can easily replace them on your own by following some simple steps. Start with taking measurements of the window you want to replace.
The measurements should be accurate. Measure the height and the width of the opening. Ensure you take measurements of all the sides as you write them down. Never assume any measurements.
Once you are done, place the replacement window on the opening. You should ask for assistance from a friend or family member to hold the window. Use lattices to support the window at the bottom. Some vinyl ones may come with uneven proportions.
This can be solved by measuring the gap that exists between the sloping area and the lower edge of the window that will be set to open. Then take some wooden strip supports and insert them in the gaps. Then assess whether your window is now proportional by checking whether it is level. The place the shims and fill the screw holes.
Once the window has been mounted in place, apply a seal to ensure it remains in place. Even though installing windows on your own is economical, it is not advisable in case you do not have the right tools and expertise. If you are not on a tight budget, then you should hire an expert to do the work for you.