Window replacement is an inevitable part of homeownership. While it might not be as fun as a brand new couch or a swimming pool, new windows offer a long list of practical perks. Unfortunately, the shopping process can leave Jacksonville residents like you confused and overwhelmed. Don’t fret — American Window Products is here to help. 

If you’re on the fence between double hung and slider windows (or have no clue what we’re even talking about), then this is the post for you. From a breakdown of industry terminology to design advice, our 37 years of experience in Jacksonville has supplied us with a wealth of knowledge to share. Here’s everything you need to know about these two popular options before you make the investment:

A Smart Purchase Starts with a Basic Understanding of the Product

It’s not a bad idea to keep a list of key terms handy when you shop around for new windows. To avoid confusion when speaking with the experts or doing your own research, we’ve put together a shortlist of industry references you may want to know. 

– Double hung windows: Both the top and bottom panels move and can be pulled in, out, up and down. 

– Slider windows: Simply a double hung window placed on its side. They open left to right or right to left. 

– Low E glass: An invisible coating on window panes to improve energy efficiency and decrease the cost to operate your home. 

– Frame: The pieces of wood, vinyl or metal that encase the glass window panes. The frame is stationary, regardless of the type of windows you choose. 

Ideal Placement is a Crucial Consideration in a Home

We have good news. Because double hung and slider windows offer the same level of functionality, the amount of airflow is the same. What’s important to recognize is how the orientation of the window affects the look and feel of a room. 

Slider windows are horizontal, while double hung windows are vertical. Think about the area of your home for which you’re shopping. Would the space benefit from height or width? Our team loves the look of slider windows in the sunroom, over the kitchen sink and inside walk-in closets. Landscape-oriented sliders are great in smaller spaces and areas with low ceilings, while double hung windows thrive with sprawling ceilings and expansive rooms. 

Make the Best Decision for Your Family with the Help of American Window Products

We love both of these window designs in their own right. Both offer function and convenience without sacrificing on style. If you’re having a difficult time making a choice, our professionals are equipped with a list of pros and cons to keep you stress-free. 

I love my new windows! No hassle in purchasing. Larry is an awesome sales rep. Office personnel is very helpful. Install with Chad and Josh was very easy. These two took away the anxiety from having a major renovation completed. Very clean and personable. Job well done! My neighbor likes my windows and is also contacting American Windows. I would recommend to anyone! I give American Windows 5 Stars!

– Arleen W., American Window Products Google Review

American Window Products is here for you every step of the way. Contact us today to find affordable, top-quality windows for your home. 

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