Traditional homes are beautiful. The varied depth of their front elevations, their various levels and pitches in the rooflines, and their bold trims and exterior details give them a familiar yet stunning look. But because of their popularity, they can also begin to feel cookie-cutter.
While the most important aspect of your home is its function, it’s also important to have a style that fits perfectly to you. As simple as it may seem, the right window replacement can transform your traditional home.
As not just a window contractor but an entire exterior contractor, we know that you can experience a window replacement that both protects your home and makes it stand out, especially when you choose a superior product like Infinity windows.
What Are Double Hung Windows?
Double hung windows are the most popular window style in America. They consist of two window sashes that can be slid up and down in their frame. Their design may allow for only the upper or lower sash to move, but in modern designs, most allow for the movement of both sashes.
Double hung windows can come in a variety of styles. They range from more modern looks with a single pane to traditional windows with grilles creating many smaller panes inside of the overall frame.
Regardless of the look you want to achieve, you’ll likely find a double hung window that complements that style while providing the various benefits that make this window option (especially Infinity Double Hung windows) so popular.
Benefits of Infinity Double Hung Windows
Easy to Operate
Double hung windows simply slide along the track in the frame. If your windows become difficult to maneuver or lock, then something is wrong, and they will need to be repaired or replaced.
Easy to Clean
Modern double hung windows are designed with a convenient tilt-in function, making virtually every portion of the window easily accessible. There’s no climbing on ladders to reach second-story panes, and no cleaning from outside and inside. Windows will easily slide up and down on the sash and tilt toward you when needed.
Infinity windows are engineered from Ultrex® fiberglass, which is 8 times stronger than vinyl. The fiberglass is made from glass and compound resins so that it is impeccably durable and able to withstand weather and impact. It is such a reliable material that it is used in the construction of bridges.
The Ultrex frames are designed to mimic the natural look of wood so you can achieve the traditional style for your home in a more durable material.
Traditional yet Contemporary Design
The simplistic, yet versatile nature of double hung windows makes them fit with nearly any home style. They provide a more traditional, classic look to a home, yet the thin frames that are achieved due to the strength of Ultrex fiberglass possess a modern quality where you can achieve modernizing your home while fitting it with a more traditional style.
With modern double hung windows, you get to control the amount of airflow your home receives. By opening both sashes, you allow the maximum amount of fresh air into your home. But if you want less ventilation and to direct air at will, you can simply slide open either the upper or lower sash.
You also get the coveted wood look without the maintenance. Fiberglass frames do not need to be sealed or painted, and they don’t succumb to temperature and moisture in the same manner as wood. They won’t expand and contract, leading to cracking and warping. And they do not rot.
Infinity goes above and beyond in its material manufacturing. Not only do they bring Ultrex fiberglass frames, but they also contain Low-E glass that minimizes the infiltration of harmful UV rays into your home. The double or even triple glass panes are insulated with argon gas to resist unwanted heat transfer, lowering your home’s electric usage.
Increased Home Value
Upgrading your windows will always equate to an increase in home value, but the traditional look and energy efficiency associated with Infinity double hung windows make a home look and feel more desirable.
Other Complementary Infinity Window Style Options
For a varied depth to your home, consider complementary window styles. Working with a team like ours at Lakeside Renovation and Design provides the added bonus of a design team that can bring together different window styles to achieve a more appealing exterior.
Casement windows tend to be crank operated. Rather than raising or lowering sashes, the window frames open horizontally outward. They provide exceptional views, as they do not have a middle sash running through the pane. They are also high efficiency with the tightest seal when closed.
Add architectural dimension with bow or bay windows. They are comprised of three or more windows that form a curve outward from your home. Sometimes one or all windows have the ability to open, so not only do they look beautiful but they can be customized for airflow.
Similar to casement windows, awnings open with the use of a crank. However, they are hinged at the top of the frame rather than the sides and open vertically. They are usually longer than they are taller, adding versatility to your window styles.
Home Transformation with a Superior Installation
Lakeside Renovation & Design’s team is ready to bring you top-of-the-line windows with a stress-free installation process. We want you to have a personal and positive replacement experience. We listen to your needs and execute a skilled installation so you can feel secure in your window installation.
If you know your home needs new windows but you desire more detailed information before making your decision, see how our team coupled with Infinity windows can make the difference in your home.