Easy Cleaning Double-Hung Windows
Spring is here! As the days get warmer, and you try to open the windows in your home, you may realize they do not properly open. Also your windows could use a good cleaning. Either you pull out your tallest ladder in hopes it will reach the top windows, or call around to find someone to clean them for you. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way? There is. New Double Hung Windows offer a tilt feature which allows you to tilt the lower and upper sash inward for easy cleaning of both sides.
Just push up the lower sash and press the flexible jam liner with one hand, pulling the window toward you with the other hand. Repeat the process on the other side. After cleaning the lower sash, pull the top sash down to your reach and repeat the process to tilt the window inward for cleaning. When you are finished, just pop the top sash in, push up and then pop in the lower sash. A much easier way to check window cleaning off the “To Do List”.
Double-Hung Windows Should be Energy Efficient
Double-hung windows weren’t considered very efficient until recently. Gaps around the sash and the frame would let in cold air, and there was a constant rattle of the sash in the frame, the result of the wood parts drying out and shrinking over time. But with advances in materials and designs, the double-hung window can be very efficient. Look for Energy Star Partners when selecting your windows.
ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR, is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992.
When selecting windows for energy efficiency, it’s important to first consider their energy performance ratings in relation to your climate and your home’s design. This will help narrow your selection. Select windows with both low U-factors and low SHGCs to maximize energy savings in temperate climates with both cold and hot seasons. Look for whole-unit U-factors and SHGCs, rather than center-of-glass (COG) U-factors and SHGCs. Whole-unit numbers more accurately reflect the energy performance of the entire product.
Installation is the Key to Top Performance
You’ll find the double-hung window comes in a variety of materials from wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum clad, and more. You also have the options on grid patterns or no grids, a variety of color choices in each of the material types, and glass options that are appropriate to fit your needs. Installation is the key to your enjoyment of the double-hung window. Even the most energy-efficient window must be properly installed to ensure energy efficiency. Therefore, it’s best to have a professional install your windows.
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So, get ready for spring with a new look for your house. CONTACT US for one of our certified installers to discuss all these options during our free in-home consultation. We service Marietta area including Kennesaw, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Acworth, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Sandy Springs, and Brookhaven, GA