Double-Hung Windows for Kansas City Homes
Double-hung windows feature lower and upper window sashes that slide vertically past one another in a single casement. These windows are today’s most popular style. Twin double-hung windows, which are two double-hung windows installed side by side, are also a popular choice among homeowners.
Advanced engineering and glass technology make double-hung windows a top performer with consumers. They are energy-efficient and amazingly easy to open, close, and clean. Zen Windows offers a comprehensive range of double-hung window sizes, energy efficiency ratings, and styling to complement your home’s decor. It’s a classic look with optimum possibilities.
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What Is a Double-Hung Window?
A double-hung window has two stacked, movable sashes (the part of the window that holds the pane). This allows the window to slide down from the top and up from the bottom, meaning both sashes can open at the same time. Most models have the capability for both the top and bottom sashes to tilt in and out, offering versatility.
Benefits of Double-Hung Windows
Double-hung replacement windows offer Kansas City homeowners several advantages. Some of these include that double-hung windows are:
- Attractive: Double-hung windows can fit with practically any home décor. From the traditional to the contemporary, double-hung windows can make homes more attractive both inside and out.
- Easy to clean: Double-hung windows have removable, tilt-in sashes. That makes it extremely convenient to keep these windows clean year-round.
- Easy to operate: Designed to glide smoothly, double-hung windows have spring balances supporting their sashes. That makes opening and closing these windows effortless!
- Energy-efficient: With features like foam insulation, weather stripping, and dual-pane glass frame, double-hung windows are an excellent choice for energy- and budget-conscious homeowners.
- Secure: State-of-the-art locking systems, as well as the ability to open the top sash (while keeping the bottom sash closed), make double-hung windows a great choice when security is a priority.
Zen Windows can help you choose the perfect double-hung windows for your Kansas City home. From our industry-leading product lines to our selection of glass packages, we’ll guide you at every step, so you get the ideal windows for your home, your style, and your budget!
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Double-Hung vs. Single-Hung Windows
Single-hung windows are the norm for most homes, apartments, and office buildings. These windows get their name because of their vertically moving bottom sash and stationary upper sash. In double-hung windows, both sashes are able to open and tilt, providing easier access to both panels.
There are plenty of advantages to having double-hung windows installed in your home:
- Convenience: Because both sashes move and tilt in double-hung windows, their panels are easier to access and clean, making window cleaning more convenient than in their single-hung counterparts.
- Circulation: Better access to both panels means better overall circulation from your windows to the rest of your home.
- Security: Double-hung windows have two locks, adding more security than single-hung windows.
- Variety: With more colors, styles, and materials to choose from than single-hung windows, double-hung windows offer more architectural possibilities.
Twin Double-Hung Windows
When replacing a larger window with double-hung windows, or when installing a new window that you want to be significantly larger than a single double-hung window, you may want to consider twin double-hung windows for the task. Twin windows are typically two separate window structures side-by-side in a single opening, divided by a portion of frame or flush against one another’s structures, depending on the exact design.
By choosing twin double-hung windows, you’ll get to enjoy the versatility of double-hung windows multiplied, giving you exceptional control over airflow through the room your windows are in. Lower the upper sash on one side, while raising the lower sash on the other, to encourage significant air cycles through your home.
You’ll also find it’s much easier to clean this amount of glass with two tiltable sashes on each window; cleaning the upper sash of a twin single-hung windows can be a significant problem, especially for upper story windows, but you’ll never face such problems with twin double-hung windows. Simply tilt each of the four sashes in in turn and clean them all from the comfort of your home—no standing in the bushes, climbing a ladder, or awkwardly reaching through the window to clean the upper sash’s exterior for you!
To find out more about twin double-hung windows, or any of our other offerings, contact Zen Windows Kansas City today by contacting us online or dialing 913-599-8282 and speaking to a member of our staff.
Double-Hung Window FAQs
What is a standard size double-hung window?
Double-hung windows are versatile. So, there is no one “standard” size. Nevertheless, there are common dimensions for these windows, including:
- Widths of 24, 28, 32, 40, and 48 inches
- Heights of 36, 44, 52, 54, and 62 inches
Are double-hung windows better than single-hung windows?
Deciding which window is better is a matter of personal preference. That said, a double-hung window offers more ventilation and control over your windows with its two operable sashes. Single-hung windows only have one.
Our Line of Replacement Double-Hung Windows
When it comes to options, Zen Windows Kansas City has a variety of window choices, each with their own qualities and customizable features. The Karma, Nirvana, and Lotus lines give homeowners full control over what type of windows they wish to install in their Kansas City home.
Features of the Karma, Nirvana & Lotus Window Lines
- 7/8” insulated glass
- Intercept spacer system
- Fusion-welded frames and sashes
- Double-strength glass
- Foam-filled frames
- Full 3 ¼” frame thickness
- Double locks on all windows
- Tilted-in sashes for easy cleaning
- Electrostatic-coated fiberglass screens
Optional Add-Ons for the Nirvana & Lotus Window Lines
- Low-E glass (Cardinal 366) with argon gas
- Triple low-E (Cardinal 366)
- Foam-filled sashes
- Sandstone, dark oak, light oak, cherry finishes
- Full screen (fiberglass)
- Full screen (wire)
- Half screen (wire)
- Contoured and flat grids
- Brass grids per sash
* Easy Clean Glass is included with low-E/argon.
Choose Zen Windows for Double-Hung Window Installation in Kansas City
Zen Windows sells beautifully crafted, energy-saving windows guaranteed to provide you with a lifetime of cost savings, lasting beauty, and rugged durability.
If any Zen Windows glass product fails to meet our high standards, we will gladly replace or exchange it according to the Zen Windows Warranty Policy. The Zen Windows warranty even includes replacing screens if they are damaged.
Our no-hassle sales process and no-money-down guarantee back up our ability to provide quality window replacement services with a focus on customer satisfaction.
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