Window Accessories for Double-Hung Windows

October 11, 2010

The most popular type of window in the USA, double-hung windows can be accessorized in a variety of ways for safety, functionality, and appearance. They offer consumers both value and practicality.

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Because they are comprised of two parallel planes of glass that slide past one other, double-hung windows can be installed very simply, or they may include a variety of enhancements to make them last longer, look better, and operate safer and more efficiently.

Window Accessories for Double-Hung Windows

Below are some of the most common additions to double-hung windows:

  • Insulation: In colder climates, insulation prevents loss of heat, making windows more energy efficient. The same is also true in hot weather, when air conditioning is in use.
  • UV protection: A coating or treatment added to the individual panes of glass provides an added barrier to harsh sun rays.
  • Tilted sash: This double-hung window accessory makes it easier to clean the outside of the glass.
  • Full screen: Most double-hung windows have a half screen, so just one pane can be moved for air flow. A full screen makes it possible to move either pane of glass, allowing for ventilation from either the top or bottom of the window.
  • Sash lock: This safety measure locks a window in its closed position, preventing burglars or vandals from jamming it from the outside.

Improve the Appearance of Double-Hung Windows

These window accessories for double-hung windows can be used to transform your windows into a décor enhancement:

  • Wood casements: Wood frames and casements add a touch of elegance to any classic décor, allowing windows to blend nicely with your home's furnishings.
  • Vinyl casements: These remarkably versatile window additions can be customized to match either modern or traditional décor in a home or office.

Pricing varies depending on the quality and brand of individual accessories, but most window accessories for double-hung windows are relatively inexpensive and easy for any home contractor to install.

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