June 15, 2017

Great Reasons to Choose Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are a very popular choice for homes throughout New Zealand. Traditional and cost effective, they are built to open both the top and bottom sashes (the part of the window that holds the glass).

The sashes typically move up and down, and well as tilt inwards. Among many benefits, double hung windows are known for being safe and easy to use. Keep reading to find out our top 5 reasons to choose double hung windows for your home.

1. Versatile

Double hung windows are the perfect choice for every home, with a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours available. They are easy to operate and they fit in seamlessly with most interiors.

You can even choose from a range of materials including wood, aluminium and fibreglass.

2. Easy to Clean

Cleaning and maintaining your windows becomes a breeze when you choose double hung windows.

You don’t have to bend over backwards with the tilt out to clean the upper and lowers sashes. Some manufacturers even offer designs with removable sashes, making it that much easier.

3. Energy Efficient

Perhaps the most attractive feature of double hung windows is their energy efficiency. When installed accurately and by a professional, the windows minimise moisture and air leaks, keeping the heat in and the cold out.

You’ll save your hard earned cash by spending most of the year without using any powered temperature control.

This type of window also brings in a generous amount of natural light. This will save you even more on your energy costs as you enjoy basking in the sunlight.

4. Superior Ventilation Control

When you choose double hung windows, you will enjoy the ability to control airflow and ventilation throughout your home. You have the choice of opening one or both of the sashes.

For maximum airflow, simply open both to let the cool air in and the warm air out. This will improve the air quality of your home, making it feel fresh and comfortable all year round.

5. Maximise Effects with Double Glazing

Double hung windows offer many benefits and are a great option for your new home or renovation. However, these benefits can be maximised if you choose double glazed windows.

The sealed air gap between the two glass panes will make your windows more energy efficient by providing unbeatable thermal resistance. Additionally, they’ll keep out noise, nasty pollutants and allergens.

Choose timber joinery as an alternative to aluminium to enjoy even more temperature and condensation control.

Thinking about installing double glazed, double hung windows in your new home or renovation?

Call the experts at Atlas Glass on 09 820 0160 for your free quote. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about timber double glazing, new window installations or retrofitting double glazed windows.

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