Everything Quad City Homeowners Should Know About Double-Hung Windows Before Purchasing

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Everything Quad City Homeowners Should Know About Double-Hung Windows Before Purchasing

Double-Hung Windows Are America’s Prefered Window Option

Double-hung is the most popular type of window among Quad City homeowners — hands down. Double-hung windows are versatile, energy-efficient, and aesthetically appealing in any area of the home. 

Whether you are choosing your very first windows for your very first home, or are just interested to see what your renovation options are, double-hung windows may be the perfect choice for you. 

With all the various styles of windows available on the market today, you may be asking yourself, “Why double-hung windows?”. 

Well, we hope to answer that!

What Exactly Are Double-Hung Windows?

Before we begin detailing everything you should know about double-hung windows before purchasing, we should first explain exactly what double-hung windows are. 

Double-hung windows have two functional sashes that can be opened at any point. The bottom sash slides upwards over the top sash while the top sash slides down behind the bottom sash when opened. Other types of windows, such as single-hung, typically only have one moving sash. 

Benefits Of Double-Hung Windows

Each and every window style has its own list of benefits, especially in the eyes of the beholder. Double-hung windows are no exception. As a responsible homeowner, you should weigh out each option and its benefits for your lifestyle before making a final decision for your home. 

If double-hung radars are on your list of choices, you’re in luck! A few of our favorite features about double-hung windows include: 

  • Improved Airflow: Opening both sashes at the same time will allow rising warm air to exit through the top sash and bring cool air in through the bottom sash. 
  • Energy Efficient: Our double-hung windows come outfitted in next-level energy-saving technology such as DraftBlock triple weatherstripping seals and UltraCore insulation. 
  • Simple Cleaning: Double-hung windows can be cleaned from inside the comfort of your own home. This proves especially useful if you have a multi-story home where you would typically need a ladder to reach. 

Single-Hung Vs. Double-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows, often referred to as slider windows, have a singular moving sash, while double-hung windows have two operable sashes. While single-hung windows may require less overall maintenance, double-hung windows undoubtedly provide better airflow and ventilation for your home. 

Many homeowners automatically assume double-hung windows are always more expensive than single-hung windows, although this is not always the case. Slider windows can be just as expensive or cheap as double-hung windows depending on design, size, and other contributing factors. 

Single-hung windows can, in some cases, provide greater energy efficiency than double-hung windows due to the fact that only a single sash can be opened. Double operable sashes mean double the risk of developing air leaks.

Lucky for you, our Energy Star-rated double-hung windows will outperform your old deprecated windows by enormous margins! 

Restorations Windows®: Illinois’ Best Double-Hung Windows

We know you never want to support products or businesses that don’t deliver on their promises. Trust us, neither do we. 

Restorations Windows® left no stone unturned during the research and design portion for their double-hung windows. From next-level energy-saving technology built into the core of each window to simple yet life-improving details. They have taken something as “simple” as the window and redesigned it to better suit the lifestyle of the home’s inhabitants. 

For starters, Restorations Windows® provide up to 27% more viewing area than competing double-hung manufacturers. 

Not only will this allow you to more easily view the beauty of the outside world, but it will also allow the outside world to enter your home through 27% more sunlight than your previous double-hung or single-hung windows! 

Unlike other double-hung window manufacturers, Restorations Windows® focuses heavily on safety. Recessed pick-resistant locks, FiberCore structural sashes, and ventilation night latch, all ensure you and your family are safe from intruders, even if you need a little air throughout the night. 

Long lifespans, top-of-the-line materials, and the ability to stay true to their core values make Restorations Windows® Illinois’ best double-hung windows by a long shot! 

Join The Ever-Growing Community Of Quad City Homeowners
That Can’t Get Enough Of Our Double-Hung Windows!

When trying to wrap our heads around how double-hung windows became the most popular residential window style in America, there is one word that comes to mind: performance. 

If you are a stickler for details, price, and quality, you can’t go wrong with double-hung windows! They out-perform many other styles of windows where it counts: energy efficiency, affordability, reliability, and simple maintenance. 

Are you ready to start your window replacement project? Well, you’re in the right place!

Contact or call our dedicated team at Mainstream Home improvement at (309) 762-6244 today!

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