sliding vs double hung

elichkaJuly 2, 2011

Hello,

We are looking to replace existing sliding windows 48x48 with the new vinyl windows from Comfort Plus. Our contractor recommends double hung with reinforcement bar, but I'm concerned that they will be too heavy, hard to operate and might weigh-down over time.

Any advice is very much appreciated.

Thank you

Lenny

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skydawggy

I'd look into using a double casement. It will cost more but it's worth it. Horizonal sliders can have high air infiltration rates, plus they would be very difficult to clean unless they swing in.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 6:05PM
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windowsonwashington

+1

Square double hungs are goofy looking too!

I would go twin casement like Sky recommends.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 7:40PM
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nancyinmich

Casement windows are the most energy efficient, I have heard. When the wind blows on them, it forces them to shut tighter, plus the lock snugs them up very tightly.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 3:02PM
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elichka

Thank you all very much. I'll ask contractor to price casements.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 10:41PM
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windowsonwashington

Casements will have lower air infiltration rates than double hungs (some more than others) and appreciably lower air infiltration rates than 2-Lite sliders.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 2:09PM
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