As a replacement window company, you may think that we’re just looking to make more money by recommending a more expensive product. However, we really do think that double-hung replacement windows are worth the extra money you’ll spend per window. The vast majority of our customers who upgrade their old single hung windows with double-hung windows agree. Here’s why.
Few jobs are more tedious and potentially more dangerous than cleaning windows. If you usually hire a company to clean your windows, you likely spend between $10 and $15 per window. According to Energystar.gov, the average 2500 square foot home in the U.S. has 22 windows. That means that you’ll spend somewhere between $200 and $350 for a window cleaning. If you get your windows cleaned twice a year, it really adds up. With double-hung windows, you can safely clean the windows from inside your home, anytime you want, even if just one or two windows need cleaning. So much safer than climbing a ladder if you used to do it yourself.
One of the best things about a double-hung window is the ability to open it from the top down and from the bottom up. So, if you have a room with just one window, you’re better able to have air flow. If you have a single-story home, you can open the top sash down slightly and, with window locks, have some greater level of security even with the windows open overnight.
Resale Value/Return on Investment
Double-hung replacement windows also bring a higher return on investment than single hung windows. Home buyers know that double-hung windows offer many advantages. Although the market today is a seller’s market, when you go to sell your home, the double-hung windows may be the reason a buyer chooses your home over another.
Call Affordable Replacement Window Systems for a Free Estimate
Call or text us today at (817) 264-6509 for your free estimate for replacement windows. We’ll answer your questions and help you decide if single or double hung, sliding, casement or some combination of window styles is best for you. We’re an independent window company offering several brands all at affordable prices and offer financing.