Picking the right windows for your home often revolves around preference, but you want to get the right look and the right functions in your Long Beach, CA replacement windows as well. If you like a certain style, you might lean toward sliding and double or single hung windows. You’ll have to consider how you’ll use the windows, where you are putting them, and the size of the opening to help you decide.
Sliding Replacement Windows
Sliding windows are kind of like sliding glass doors. They slide side to side to open instead of up and down. You are able to control the airflow because you can open the sash slightly or all the way. You also have an open view since the window is wider than other options. These windows are nice in hard to reach places since you don’t have to reach high to open and close them.
Single and Double Hung Replacement Windows
Single hung windows open from the bottom up while double hung can open that direction as well as from the top down. Single hung windows are cheaper, but they have fewer functional options as well. You have an obstructed view in the middle of the window, but you are able to control airflow, especially with double hung where you can open both sashes at once.
The Window Cleaning Process
Anyone getting replacement windows is going to want to clean them eventually to keep them looking nice. And while you can clean the inside glass of any window easily, it’s not always so simple to clean the outside. After a hard rain or a heavy wind, that glass gets dirty too. If window cleaning is important to you, these options are easiest. Double hung windows can be tilted in and you can easily clean both panes of glass. Sliding window cleaning depends on the manufacturer while others will have to be done outside. The bottom part of single hung can be cleaned inside, but the top has to be done outside.
Your budget may determine what you can afford in terms of replacement window style. In that case, see what fits your budget and there’s nothing wrong with going with that option because these are all good choices. If you have a flexible budget and are leaning in one direction or another, get the window that best fits your preferences.
The Long Beach, CA replacement windows you end up with will be with you for many years so choose wisely. Visit with the professionals at California Window & Solar by calling (949) 284-7483 for a free consultation. We can go over more differences between the various window styles to help you make an informed decision. You can also stop by our showroom and see the different windows in person. We’re located at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 and we’re happy to show you sliding, single, and double hung windows so you can get a feel for each. We’ll be happy to help, so let us know what you need.