Benefits of Double Hung Windows in Long Island, NY Homes

Fibrex is Renewal by Andersen’s proprietary composite material used for stronger, more efficient, low maintenance window frames. Made from wood pulp and resin, Fibrex is used in every window made by Renewal by Andersen. If you’re unfamiliar with Fibrex and Renewal by Andersen products, knowing the benefits of this material can help you decide if Renewal by Andersen of Long Island is the right replacement window dealer and installer for your window replacement.

#1. Easy Cleaning Double Hung Windows

Many double hung windows today are designed to be easy to clean. On these easy-to-clean windows, each sash can easily be lowered to a height that is easy to reach. In addition, double hung sashes are designed to tilt inward, making the outside of the window easy to reach from inside the home.

The benefits of easy to clean double hung windows:

  • Easy to maintain. You can clean all sides of the windows from inside your own house, and don’t need to hire a window cleaning service to get the work done.
  • Safe. You won’t have to risk your personal safety to clean the outside of your windows from a ladder – everything can be cleaned as you stand safely on the floor inside your house.

#2. Double Hung Windows Have Excellent Ventilation

With both sashes being easy to move up and down, double hung windows provide excellent ventilation indoors. To eject warm air near the ceiling, simply lower the upper sash. To allow cool air into your home, open the lower sash.

Want to do both? Try lowering the upper sash half way and opening the lower sash half way, so they overlap in the middle of the window. Double hung windows provide excellent ventilation throughout the summer and during times when temperatures inside the house are just too stuffy and warm to be comfortable. They’re also great in kitchens to ventilate cooking smells or smoke.

#3. Double Hung Windows Have Aesthetic Flexibility

Double hung windows have the look of a classic window, so they seem to fit with many architectural styles. You can even customize your windows with window grilles to match a particular architectural style or to create a style that’s all your own.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows can be made with a variety of grille patterns, including custom grilles that meet your needs. There are even three different application types to meet your needs:

Window Grille Types

Full Divided Lite Window GrilleFull Divided Lite Window Grilles, which have grilles on the inside, outside and between the glass




Between the Glass Window, which, as the name implies, have grilles just between the glass, which can make cleaning the glass much simpler




Interior Window GrilleInterior Wood Window Grilles, which are applied just to the inside of the window pane.




Find out more during your initial consultation, or see some examples of grille patterns for yourself in the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island showroom.

#4. Double Hung Windows are Energy Efficient

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s double hung windows are highly energy efficient, because they’re made with frames of Fibrex, a composite wood material that provides excellent insulation, and energy efficient low-E4 glass.

Renewal by Andersen’s windows have even won awards for their energy efficiency, because their windows rise above many of the other window products available. If energy efficiency is important to you, then Renewal by Andersen of Long Island products are an excellent choice.

Install Double Hung Windows in Your Home This Summer

If you’re interested in double hung windows for your home, contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island to learn more about replacing your home’s windows. Don’t forget that you can change the style of your windows, so even if you don’t have double hung windows in your home right now, you can! Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can help make this happen. Call the toll-free number today to make an appointment: (866) 609-5033 or fill out the short form on this page.


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