Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Casement Vs. Double-Hung Windows: Which Is Best?

by Mae Wallace

The goal of your home's windows is to allow light to flow naturally, be functional on a cool day, and provide something artistically pleasing to look at for you and your neighbors. However, figuring out what type of windows to install can be a challenge because there are different types available. Two of the most popular are casement and double-hung windows. In order to help you decide which is best, you must first understand what makes them unique.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are somewhat complex. Unlike double-hung windows, they use a crank to open the entire window, allowing air to flow continually. They offer some potent benefits including:

  • Modernization: Casement windows give your home a sleek and modern look. 
  • Better Protection: Casement windows are excellent at trapping air from the outside.
  • Easier to Operate: Thanks to its crank feature, the casement window is easier to fully open and close.

There are a few drawbacks to casement windows. First, they run the risk of maintenance issues. Handles and other moving parts can break and be costly to repair. Secondly, casement windows are not compatible with window air conditioning units. There are special casement window units available, but cost may be an issue depending on your budget.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are a type of sash window. They have two panels that you can open from the top or the bottom. These windows are relatively popular among older homes and there charm includes great benefits, such as:

  • Energy Efficiency: Due to layers of weather stripping, recently manufactured double-hung windows can be very energy efficient, especially throughout the winter months.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Double-hung windows were designed for older homes. They give an irresistible charm and could add value.

However, there are major pitfalls to installing double-hung windows. Compared to casement windows, they restrict airflow because you cannot open the top and the bottom half at the same time. Casement windows are also easier to clean.

Making the Right Choice

The beauty of a double-hung or casement window is that you can base your decision on the age of your home. For example, the older the home, the less likely you would be to choose casement windows because double-hung preserve old world charm.

If you struggle with the decision, talk to a professional (such as Beyers Window & Door Inc). They should be able to evaluate your home and help you decide which window will be the better investment. The important thing is to make a smart and informed choice.

 


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Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

I don’t know about you, but I work hard, and at the end of the day, I really want to come home to a relaxing hot shower. That’s hard to do, though, when your shower enclosure is too small, or when your water pressure is terrible. I decided that what I needed to do was give my shower space an upgrade. I had a larger shower enclosure installed, along with some massage jets and a shower seat. I started this blog about shower options to help you learn how to upgrade and improve your own shower experience. It’s more affordable than you think, and you can even do some of the work yourself. Check out the tips and advice on this blog to get the shower that you deserve.