When you drive around the neighborhoods of Cleveland, you’ll see all types of architecture from varying time periods. You’ll see homes that are mega mansions and cute cottages, and everything in between. You’ll also see windows of every shape and size, from geometric to casement.
However, there is one window that stands the test of time and complements nearly any home. It’s the window that has served homes across America (and even Europe) for centuries, and you probably even have a few in your own home.
This window is known as the double hung. Double hung windows have been in American homes since the 1800s, although their concept dates back to Medieval times. In fact, there is a painting that shows a sash window in the background from approximately 1658. It was primarily found in Georgian and Victorian homes and made its way to America when the first settlers set down roots.
A double hung window is easily distinguishable. It’s taller than it is wide, and it’s engineered with two sashes that lift for opening. They are engineered with two parts that move up and down. Since this is functional for ventilation but not so much for cleaning, double hung windows typically tilt-in so you can wipe down the inside and outside portions of the glass.
Double hung windows didn’t become popular by accident. There are several reasons why this is the most popular replacement window in America—and those reasons include:
Universal Windows Direct customers love our double hung windows. They’re efficient, affordable, and make your home look more beautiful. Contact us today for a quote on your new double hung windows.