Comparing Sliding Windows and Double-Hung Replacement Windows

Comparing Sliding Windows and Double-Hung Replacement Windows

When it’s time to update or upgrade both of these window styles with replacement windows, what do you need to know?

You might already have a sliding window in your home. You could also have double-hung windows, too. However, when it’s time to update or upgrade both of these window styles with replacement windows, what do you need to know?

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are also called gliding windows. You can recognize these windows by their distinctive design: two sashes set into one frame. One style of sliding window is known as a two-lite window. What this means is that it has two sashes that can be moved separately from each other. Feel free to let in as much fresh spring air as you would like since a two-lite slider allows you to open both sides of the sliding window simultaneously. Replacement sliding windows can help improve your home’s curb appeal while allowing you to see more of your surroundings. That said, let’s find out what sets it apart from its double-hung counterpart.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung replacement windows also hold two windows sashes in one frame. However, the main difference is that these sashes operate vertically instead of going side-to-side. Another difference is that sliding windows can’t tilt in and out to make cleaning easier; easier cleaning is one of the benefits of getting double-hung replacement windows installed. If you would like a window style that minimizes air leakage, then a double-hung replacement window could be the solution you need.

Where Should They Go?

Now for the big question: no matter which type of replacement windows you get, where should they go? When you have a window opening that is wider than it is tall, then that is the ideal location for a sliding window. Put them somewhere you need as much fresh air and natural light as possible. For instance, you could set it in the kitchen next to the sink or over the bathtub to give you a fantastic view as you unwind after a long day. You can even use sliding windows to liven up living rooms and dining rooms, where they’ll serve as picture windows.

However, when you find an opening that is taller than it is wide, then that’s where you should install your double-hung window. The sash will stay close to the wall in this situation. If you need a window that looks out on the walkways around the outside of your home, your patio, or your deck, then you choose double-hung replacement windows instead.

Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this spring with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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