Windows: Sliding Vs. Double-Hung

Judging by most of the houses I see, double-hung windows seem to be the most common type of windows around. One can easily see that they represent the norm. However, windows that slide to the side (like a patio door) are becoming more popular in the home remodeling industry. As such, it is appropriate to contrast and compare the two for the sake of you, the distinguished reader.

The choice of opening the window from the bottom or from the side is not just a matter of personal preference. Think about whether anything is likely to be put through this window (garden hose, extension cord, etc.). Think about how high off the ground your window is and how tall you and your family are. Obviously, a shorter person would do better to choose the side-sliders. For a taller person, it really depends on how high the window is. Remember that … Read the rest

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