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Double-hung VS Casement Windows

March 8, 2022

When searching for the perfect window for your home, there are a lot of things you need to consider. There are so many options out there as far as style, color, and material. We recommend you do your research to determine all of your options. Both Casement and Double hung windows can offer you a much needed upgrade, but which one is going to be right for you?

Double Hung Replacement Windows

Double hung windows – also known as double sash windows – have the ability to move up and down in the frame. A lot of homeowners choose this type of window for their home because the maintenance and ability to operate is very easy. These windows are the most popular type of window, and for good reason.  

  • Affordable
  • Easy to open due to the spring-loaded balance system
  • Failure rate is lower than casement replacement windows
  • Low maintenance  
  • Adds a stylish look to your home
  • Customizable
  • Lasts longer than other window options

Our double hung windows can be the perfect fit to your home. We offer a wide range of styles, colors, and materials to make your dream home a reality.

Casement Windows

Casement windows – also known as crank windows – open outwards, while double hung windows slide up and down. These windows provide a great, firm seal on all four sides to keep the drafts out. There are a lot of benefits to casement windows. If you are interested in replacing with an energy efficient window, casement windows are a perfect choice.

  • Energy Efficient
  • Customizable
  • Limits the airflow into your home
  • Provides a modern clean style to any contemporary styled home
  • No sash that divides the window like with the double-hung option
  • Great for temperature control
  • Extremely easy windows for opening and closing

These windows are the perfect option for your sunroom, bathroom, sitting room, or kitchen.  

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Style  

Both windows will give you a major upgrade for curb appeal. Both windows are customizable and will give you the option of wood or vinyl, with a variety of colors to choose from. If your home has more of a traditional look, double hung windows might be a great option for you. However, homeowners with a more contemporary aesthetic might choose casement windows to fit their home.

Maintenance

The good news is that both windows are very low maintenance and easy to clean.

Durability

If you live in a more wet climate, you may want to consider double hung as your option for replacement. Casement windows open outwards, so they are more exposed to the elements and will more than likely degrade faster. Double hung windows are in a frame that makes them a little more secure and durable than casement windows.

Energy Efficiency  

When choosing the right window for your home, we understand that energy efficiency might be a priority. Since casement windows are designed to have an airtight seal on all four sides, this would be a great option to consider. However, that doesn't mean that double hung windows lack in energy efficiency. If you are considering double hung windows, we guarantee that you will have that airtight seal on any window you choose.

Interested in replacing your windows?

If you are interested in learning more about what window is right for you, schedule an estimate with one of our Exterior Specialists. We will guide you through the process to make sure you are finding the best windows for your home, wallet, and needs. Schedule your VIRTUAL quote today

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4 Simple Ways to Recover from Storm Damage

July 18, 2019

Homeowners across the DMV are learning it the hard way – the torrential rains and about-face temperature shifts of summer can do a number on even the hardiest roof. Whether you’ve spotted missing singles or seeping water damage, the best time to tackle storm damage is now. Here are four tips from our industry-leading venders on how to get ahead of the problem before it gets out of hand:

1. Document the Damage.

Take photos of any new trouble spots around the house, as soon as you can do so safely. A smart phone camera should be all you need, though you can get fancier if you have the means. The goal is to establish a record of the damage that you can share with your insurance company as well as any venders who may be providing repairs. You’ll also have the images for your own records, which will give you a point of reference as your repairs are completed. Keep an eye out for gaps between shingles and spots where sealant may be peeling off.

2. Determine what homeowner’s insurance will cover.

Homeowner’s insurance is one of the important purchases you can make as a homeowner, but unfortunately it isn’t a magic bullet – at least where storm damage is concerned. While damage relating directly to a freak storm will typically fall under most policies, you may hit a snag on your claim if your roof was old or previously in disrepair. The best way to understand the specifics of your policy is to contact your provider directly. Go in with an idea of what type of claim you’ll be filing and a list of questions for the agent.

3. Check your warranty.

Most reputable companies provide a warranty that should cover your roof for a period of time after a full replacement, though this will vary depending on the age of the home itself and when the work was previously completed. Check it on paper first, then call a representative to determine where they can help.

4. Call for an estimate.

We’re ready to work on your time table, and that’s why our free estimates are always honored for a full year. Give us a call and we’ll send a representative who will assess the damage and then work with you to find the best option for your home – always with the needs of your family in mind.

Addressing damage to your home is never fun no matter the reason, but our goal is to help you find the silver lining – by putting the pieces back in place stronger than before.

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