If you are in the market for replacement windows, as soon as you start looking you realize how many options you have. Two of the popular options around the Simi Valley, CA area are single or double hung windows and horizontal slider windows. If you don’t know which of these two styles is right for your home, consider the features that come along with each so you can make the right decision.
Horizontal Slider Windows
These windows are also sometimes called sliding windows. They open horizontally on a track within the replacement windows’ frame. They are usually twice the size of single and double hung windows, so that is one factor that can help you decide. They sometimes have muntins dividing up the glass in a decorative manner.
Benefits of Horizontal Slider Replacement Windows
-The windows are larger. The sliding windows allow you to get a better, larger look at your view because they are simply larger themselves. They allow more natural light into the home and can give you better natural ventilation when they are open.
-They are highly efficient. They have basic functions and few moving parts so they get great energy efficiency ratings. Their tight seal maintains the interior temperature with ease.
-They are easy to clean. When you want to clean the outside of a window that is too high to reach from outside, you can pop the operable pane out and take care of the task with ease.
Single and Double Hung Windows
Both of these replacement windows slide vertically. Single hung windows are fixed on top while the lower sash moves. Double hung windows have two operable sashes and more versatility.
Benefits of Single or Double Hung Replacement Windows
-They are highly versatile. These windows are a great choice if you need options. They can line up in a row and maximize the view or they can be stuck in single locations for more light and ventilation.
-They work well for kids. If you have children in your home and you want to keep them safe, even when it comes to replacement windows Malibu, CA, double hung windows are a great option. You can open the top sash and the child won’t fall out or get their fingers smashed trying to close the window. You get ventilation without any risk.
-They are easy to clean. You can often tilt single and double hung windows into your home so you can clean the exterior from inside with ease.
Both of these windows styles have benefits that can help you enjoy your home. If you are having trouble deciding and need a little extra help and more details, call Quality Windows at 805-564-7600. We’ve been in the industry for over 30 years and we know the questions to ask in order to help you reach a firm decision. You can also stop by our showroom and see examples of each for yourself at 534 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.