Sliding Or Double Hung Replacement Windows?


When you look at the various styles in replacement windows in Grass Valley, CA, there are many from which to choose. If you’ve zeroed in on double hung or sliding windows, you’ve made a good choice already. But which one will work best for your home? Learn more about them to make the final decision that is right for your home.

Double hung windows are some of the most popular windows on the market. They are versatile, which makes them an obvious choice for many homeowners. Double hung windows have two sashes that slide up and down so you can open the bottom half, the top half, or both. Opening just the top gives you air flow as well as safety. There’s no chance of a child falling out the window if it’s open that high up on the ceiling, after all, and you don’t have to worry about your pets, either. Opening both sashes gives you a great airflow as warmer air can go out one as cooler air comes in the other.

Sliding windows are very similar to double hung, only they are turned on their sides. Instead of opening top to bottom and bottom to top, they slide side to side. Some windows can operate both sides while others have one stationary part and one sliding part. Since the windows are similar, how can you decide which is right for your home? Actually, you may decide that both are right—just in different rooms of the house.

Sliding windows are great for openings that are wider instead of tall. They also work well if you want an unobstructed view and they’re common in areas that are hard to reach. You might put a sliding window above a kitchen sink, behind a soaking tub, above or below a picture window, or in other areas. Double hung windows, on the other hand, work well in spaces that are taller than they are wide. They generally go in bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and other common rooms. They can be placed almost anywhere, in fact. The decision you have to make now is where do the sliding windows fit in and where are double hung windows best installed?

Working on Grass Valley, CA replacement windows with California Craftsman is a breeze because our professionals will make sure you have all of the information you need about any window style that interests you. If you want our advice on double hung versus sliding windows, we’ll certainly give it after learning more about your home’s individual situation. However, we won’t ever push you into anything at all. It’s your home and you get to make the decisions. We just want you to be able to make informed decisions. Give us a call at (530) 887-1857 for a free consultation or with questions about sliding and double hung windows—or any other style that interests you. You can also come in and see the different styles in our showroom at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602.