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How Do Double Hung Windows Work?

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There is a lot of variance between window types in the UK, with a modern system to fit every style of property. The wide array of options on offer can often make it very difficult to pick a window that is right for your home.

While there are many important aspects of a new window that need to be considered, like whether to go for double or triple glazing, the functionality of the window also needs to be a priority. When you pick the right window, you are completely transforming your property-and not just externally.

Double hung windows are amongst the most classic of window types, offering superb function and a timeless design. They offer a different functionality to the counterpart, the single hung window; although there are similarities between double and single hung windows.

To really get to the bottom of whether a double hung window is right for your home, the big question is, how do double hung windows work?

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If you live near a busy main street, or in the very heart of a city, then being able to easily clean your windows is a must; something which double hung windows are able to provide

How Does a Double Hung Window Work?

When dissecting, how do double hung windows work, the first step is to look at the main function and purpose of the window. In a double hung window, both parts of the sash framing can be moved. This means that both parts of the window can be adjusted to either go up or down.

The second factor to consider is what else can the windows do. The sash is also able to tilt inwards, which makes maintenance and cleaning a breeze, as well as giving you additional control over your windows.

If you live near a busy main street, or in the very heart of a city, then being able to clean your windows in a fraction of the time is incredibly beneficial.

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In terms of price, the overall quote will depend on a variety of factors, including: the size of the window, the difficulty of the installation, and your chosen company as well; prices can vary considerably between different contractors, making it sensible to get 3-4 quotes in before you make a decision

How Much Do Double Hung Windows Cost?

As one of the costlier choices on the market, the price of double hung windows can seem out of the remit of most homeowners budgets-although this is offset by the additional features they possess.

One feature that's worthy of note is their elaborate closing mechanism, which is integrated into the design. This enables them to tilt outwards for ventilation, enabling air to circulate, without making the room too cold in the process.

In terms of price, the overall quote will depend on a variety of factors, including: the size of the window, the difficulty of the installation, and your chosen company as well; prices can vary considerably between different contractors, making it sensible to get 3-4 quotes in before you make a decision.

As an estimate, double hung windows usually cost between £500-£1500 on average, with single hung windows requiring a little less outlay.

The only real difference between the two options is that the latter only features one sash, as opposed to two, and is also a little more challenging to clean, as it can only be washed from outside.

On a tighter budget, but still desperate for double hung windows? The most affordable option overall is UPVC-both timber and aluminium equivalents generally cost twice as much, but if you opt for UPVC, you should be able to keep within the lower end of the price range.

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By investing in high-quality double hung windows, you can enjoy the benefit of a classic design-with all the security of a modern window system incorporated into the frame

What Are the Benefits of a Double Hung Window?

The highest quality of double hung windows, such as those that come from Liniar, come with durable hardware, exceptional hinge protection, secure Yale locks as standard, and an essential chamfered rebate.

This all contributes to them working so well in a modern home environment.

The multi-chambered design and drainage system in high-quality double hung windows means that not only will they make your home warmer, but less moisture is going to build up in your windows as well. Consequently, condensation is kept in check.

If you’re considering double hung windows as an option for your home, then take a look at the main features and benefits of installing this type of glazing:

Benefit No.1: Improved Security:

The Yale locking system, strong hardware, and hinge protection all help to make your window more secure.

By investing in high-quality double hung windows, you can enjoy the benefit of a classic design-with all the security of a modern window system incorporated into the frame.

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Strong, long-lasting and appealing windows can significantly increase the EPC rating of your home-a must if you're considering selling your property at a later date

Benefit No.2: Lowered Energy Bills:

The thermal dam and multi-chambers stop heat escaping from your property; helping you to cut down your heating bills and increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Benefit No.3: Less Noise Penetration:

The strong design, combined with triple glazing, can stop outside noise from entering your property. This also works both ways for a peaceful home environment.

Benefit No.4: Reduced Maintenance:

The unique tilting feature of a double hung window means that it is incredibly easy to clean and keep in excellent condition. This, combined with an easy to maintain material, like vinyl, makes taking care of your windows a breeze.

Benefit No.5: Higher Property Value:

The design of double hung windows is very classic, which means that it gives a classic appeal to a home. Strong, long-lasting, and appealing windows can significantly increase the EPC rating of your home-a must if you're consider selling your property at a later date.

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The combination of triple glazing and double hung windows can be truly wonderful. The traditional design boasts a uniquely beautiful style, without you having to compromise on any of the energy-saving, or enahcned function features of this popular style of window!

Desperate For Double Glazing? Enlist The Help Of The Experts!

Whilst this window system is not going to be perfect for every home, double hung windows can be a wonderful addition to both traditional and modern homes alike. This is especially the case if you choose to install your new windows with triple glazing.

Triple glazing is a product designed to offer enhanced thermal efficiency and provide exceptional sound insulation. The technically advanced design can create the perfect home atmosphere, keeping your property safe, but also warmer through the coldest months.

The combination of triple glazing and double hung windows can be truly wonderful. The traditional design boasts a uniquely beautiful style, without you having to compromise on any of the energy-saving, security, or the enhanced function features of the best modern window systems.

At Home Logic, our expert team have extensive experience installing and repairing windows across the UK. We only use the exceptional windows systems designed by Liniar, so our customers can have a peace of mind over the design, quality, and security of their new windows – no matter which style they choose.

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