Sliding or Double-Hung Windows? Which are the Best for Home?
Sliding and double-hung windows are equally unique in their configuration, but very different in terms of ease of use and maintenance. Replacement of old windows is not an uncommon occurrence, but we also come across situations where is needed exactly a replacement of a double-hung window with an analogue. And this analogue is not seldom a sliding window. There are several reasons for this and, comparing these configurations, we will find out why clients are faced with the replacement of initially chosen double-hung windows.
In a house or a flat there should be not only a comfortable temperature environment and atmosphere in general, but also an organically created space in which all elements of furnishings are convenient to use in the first place. Interior and exterior elements, which in this case are double-hung windows, may be beautiful and functional, but if they are not comfortable to use, they will soon need to be replaced. Modern design trends do not always translate into quality things in terms of application. Many people faced this problem when they installed double-hung windows and this was avoided by those who opted for sliding windows.
The difference between Sliding and Double-Hung Windows
The advantages that both designs have are as follows:
- Unique style;
- Excellent technical characteristics;
- Controlled ventilation.
However, it is in sliding windows that we can add two more very important qualities: user-friendliness and ease of operation. We cannot say the same about double-hung windows.
Sliding windows are divided into parallel-sliding and tilt-sliding structures.
Parallel-sliding window systems consist of sashes sliding left or right along guides, the number of which varies from two to more. Depending on the customer’s needs and room size, there can be three or four. Easy and smooth opening is ensured by durable rollers, which must be of such quality that they can withstand countless manipulations. The mechanism of sliding windows allows you to open the sashes for ventilation. To do so, simply turn the handle 180 degrees. In this case, the burglary resistance of the system is not reduced at all.
When the sash is opened, it first slides forward slightly and then shifts parallel to the other sash.
Sliding windows are not only user-friendly, they are also highly airtight, energy-efficient and soundproof. In addition, sliding windows save space and are more suitable than ever if you want to create a minimalist design. The area around the window can be free or decorated according to the homeowner’s discretion.
A double-hung window has two sashes, one of which is usually not used, but this is rarely the reason windows replacement. Rather, it is a reason for overpayment.
Both sliding and double-hung windows are equipped with high quality hardware and good glazing and excellent seals. But it is in the case of a sliding window that you get pleasure from the operation, the smoothness of the sashes, and, of course, the functionality.
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The best places to install sliding windows in your home
Sliding windows provide excellent ventilation, so any room in your home or flat will always be filled with fresh air. The size of the windows allows even more natural light to enter. The sliding window design fits well where space is at a premium, for example for décor or additional functional elements of furnishings and appliances. These windows are also installed on balconies. As sliding windows allow for better ventilation they are also indispensable in kitchens and living rooms.
Sliding windows have a versatile design and modern style, so they can fit in any room of a house, flat or cottage.
Why PrestigePlus is the best choice for your replacement window project
Our company carries out quality control at each stage of production. We use state-of-the-art technology and first-class raw materials to ensure that our windows are long-lasting, and our durable and versatile fittings ensure that they are reliable and easy to use. We pay great attention to the safety features of our windows, and therefore offer various degrees of window strength. Finally, PrestigePlus is a team of professionals, from competent managers to qualified factory-assembled, top-quality installers. If you are our customer, you will receive:
- A top quality product;
- Full compliance with your requirements and specified parameters of the order;
- Excellent service;
- Loyal price policy;
- Quality replacement and installation.