When you start investigating replacement windows in Sacramento, CA, perhaps some decisions come easily to you. You know you want vinyl for the frame material, for example, and maybe you even know what color you want. But when it comes to style, you might get stuck. Do you want double hung or casement windows? They’re both popular options and there are reasons to choose both. So which would be best for your home? Here are some details about each to help you make the right decision based on your home’s circumstances.
Living in California means you have the potential to have some seriously beautiful views. If that sounds like your house, you want to see as much of those views as you can. You get a different level of views with double hung versus casement windows. With casement windows, the pane of glass is long and uninterrupted. With double hung, there’s a sash separation between the two. If your view is important to you, you may be better off going with casement windows over double hung.
How big is your house? If you have a single-story home, it might not matter too much to you, but two-story houses often have issues with their windows’ cleanliness because they simply can’t clean the outside of the windows very easily. Sure, you could hire a window cleaner or get out a ladder and do it yourself, but what a pain. If cleaning your windows is important to you, double hung might be a better option for you. Double hung windows can be tilted into the house so you can clean the outside of the windows form inside the home—even on the second story!
Any new windows you get are going to be more energy efficient than what you have now and if you are careful with the rating labels, you can go way above and beyond just good efficiency. But if you compare two like windows, casement windows are going to have the edge over double hung windows. They have fewer moving parts and when they are closed, they blow tighter against the house, so they are insulating the home even further.
These are a few of the things to consider as you make the decision between double hung and casement windows. Keep in mind that you don’t have to get the same window style in your replacement windows in Sacramento, CA all over your house. It might make sense to get double hung in a few places and casement in other locations. Talk to the professionals at Southgate Glass and see what works best for your situation. You can call us at (916) 421-1723 for advice or to set up a free consultation. You can also visit our showroom at 6852 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823 to see both window styles in action and figure out what your preferences are one way or the other.