Comparing Sliding to Double-Hung Windows

When you are looking for replacement windows, it can be hard to choose a material. That is the first step you will want to take. Most homeowners go with vinyl windows these days because they are cost-effective, energy efficient, and attractive. Once you settle that matter, you will have to decide what style you want for your replacement windows. Keep in mind that you don’t have to get the same style for every window in your Clearwater, FL home. You can mix and match the styles based on location, room, or any other reason. But to choose a style for the whole house, or even certain rooms, it is a good idea to compare them so you know what each style is like. Today, let’s take a look at Sliding and Double-hung windows.

Sliding Windows
Sliding windows are often called slider or gliding windows. They have sashes that slide from side to side, either left or right, in a single frame. The horizontal sliding method can open one side or both at the same time. The windows are clean and elegant and give you a lot of outdoor visibility and plenty of ventilation.

Double-Hung Windows
Double-hung windows are similar to sliding windows, but they open vertically. They have two sashes in one frame so they can slide up and down from the bottom or the top. They are great for cleaning windows inside your home since you can tilt them in and wash the outside from inside your house.

Placing Sliding or Double-Hung Windows
Sliding windows are great for areas where there is more width and less height. They are good in rooms where you need ventilation and unobstructed views. They also work well in places that are hard to reach, like above a kitchen sink or tub. They act as picture windows if you want them to be a focal point, but they also give you the option for ventilation.

Double-hung windows Largo, FL are perfect for places that are taller than they are wide. The windows are flush with the wall when they are open so they work well around patios, walkways, and decks. Their low-profile design makes cleaning easy, and they can really be hung just about anywhere you want within a home. Because they are so versatile, they are also very popular.

No matter what type of window you choose, or if you decide to go with some of each, it is important to pick a window company you can trust to help you with the job. That company is Clearwater Window & Door Inc and you can get a free consultation with us by calling 727-559-7007. We’ll help with your replacement windows, whether you want sliding, double-hung, or both, from start to finish. We’re happy to show you examples of replacement windows we offer in our showroom. Stop by and see us in person at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765 and browse our high-quality selections to choose what stands out to you.