Think double-hung replacement windows are old-fashioned and limited in style options for your New Jersey home? Think again. The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey double-hung window is classic for a reason: it blends seamlessly into the style of almost any space, allows ample light, opens and closes easily, and even offers fantastic seals and insulation against outside weather.
Choosing Double-Hung Windows
Double-hung windows are the workhorses of modern home construction. Perfect all around your home, especially where you want easy-to-clean and easy-to-open sources of light to frame your outdoors, the double hung is a classic window style.
Plus, it’s easy to choose window treatments to complement a double-hung window. You can even use a wall of multi-paned double-hung windows to construct a beautiful, classic sunroom with all the style of a classic Southern verandah in an energy-efficient package.
Choosing Window Placement
Double-hung windows make an excellent choice anywhere you want light and the ability to open and close windows at will; they work especially well in small tight spaces, where casement-style windows would create a hazard for people walking by.
Double-hung windows are standards in classic, traditional, and bungalow-style homes. And you don’t have to use them on their own; mounted on each side of a picture window, for instance, and you’ll get both style worthy of showcasing and the ability to open and close windows for ventilation simply and easily.
Because they’re so easy to open and close, double-hung windows work well in living rooms where swinging window hardware might get in the way of furniture placement, in bathrooms with limited space, and in bedrooms where you want the ability to control light and airflow with an economical window option.
Once you’ve decided where to install your new double-hung windows, you’ll need to make some style choices. When it comes to choosing windows, the details matter—and one of the most important factors to consider is the profile of your windows (the thickness of window frames).
Double-hung windows are available in multi-pane and single-pane options. More classic styles offer muntins (grilles) that visually separate a single pane of glass into smaller pieces, while modern and contemporary windows tend to omit grilles in favor of a cleaner, more open designs.
When deciding which is best for your space, you’ll want to decide how important it is to you to showcase the view outside. The thicker the profile of your windows, the less open space you’ll see and the more limited your view. Thinner profiles mean more glass and larger views of the great outdoors.
Choosing Window Construction
If you’re installing windows on the second floor, chances are you’ll be worried about more than just style. Tilt-sash double-hung windows are easy to clean, even when you can’t easily access the exterior of the window from the outside. Other construction options you can control include choosing between finishes on the interior of your home, as well as the different types of weather stripping available to seal against the weather unique to your area.
Windows featuring Andersen’s PermaSeal exterior are designed to be low-maintenance and easy-to-clean, while the interior wood finishes leave rooms with a high-quality touch constructed from all-natural pine, maple, or oak.
Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows for Your New Jersey Home
As you can see, double-hung windows fit well in most rooms in your home and give you plenty of flexibility to incorporate personal decorating styles and preferences. Need more information about double-hung windows or other Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey home improvement products? We invite you to call us today to discuss your remodeling and upgrade projects. You can reach us by dialing 1-888-826-2451 or enter your contact information on the form on this page and we’ll get right back to you. We look forward to helping you design your custom windows and thank you for visiting our blog today.