Double Hung Replacement Windows
Sometimes the terminology thrown around by contractors can be confusing. We like to think that we not only provide the most affordable double hung replacement windows, but also can help you to understand the process, products and better prepare you to making an informed decision.
First of all, you may have heard it before, but what exactly is a double hung replacement window? Windows come in several general styles such as jalousie, crank-outs, picture or transom ( non-opening ), side by side slider and the most common of all: double hung replacement windows.
A double hung replacement window is what is on the exterior walls of 90% of Massachusetts homes. The term double hung means it has 2 sashes, and upper and lower and they are typically rectangular in shape. The double hung replacement windows are usually made of vinyl and can be easily installed and can provide decades of use. If you are trying to replace what's called a new construction window with a double hung replacement window, understand that new construction windows are built into the house and removing them may require work to the exterior house cladding. Inside stops or trim may also need to be removed to gain access. The good news is that a quality double hung replacement window can not only provide energy efficiency and years of reduced bills, but can qualify for federal subsidies or tax rebates to lower your installed cost.