Are You Struggling to Clean and Open Your Double-Hung Windows?

Figuring out how to maintain and operate your new double-hung windows can be a challenge, and Illinois Energy Windows & Siding is here with the tips you need to expertly maintain these popular window features.

Who doesn't love the look of fresh, new windows? While your replacement windows in Chicago may not be brand new forever, cleaning them regularly can extend their lifespan and leave you with beautiful, unobstructed views for years down the road. 

Benefits of Double-Hung Windows in Chicago

Double-hung windows are the most popular choice for Chicagoland window installation—and it's easy to see why. With impressive airflow, a sleek appearance, and minimal maintenance, these windows are the perfect accent to any space. However, their unique design also means that both the top and bottom sashes need to be cleaned frequently.  

Fortunately, the top and bottom sashes of double-hung windows open and close independently, which means that they are easier to clean and maintain compared to other window styles. The easy maintenance requirements of these windows play a role in their popularity, but learning how to operate the dual sashes can be a bit tricky the first time you attempt to clean your windows. 

5 Simple Steps to Open Your Double-Hung Windows

Opening your new double-hung windows is easier than you might think! Our experts walk you through the process with five easy steps: 

  1. Turn the window locks at the top of the sash inward.
  2. Carefully pull the sash down towards you.
  3. Keep the sash at an angle to avoid it coming out of the shoe.
  4. Tilt the sash back in so it returns to a closed position.
  5. Push the locking latches back in to secure the window. 

Get Started by Learning How to Open Your Double-Hung Windows Today!

Follow along with the video below, and you will be a pro at opening, cleaning, and closing your double-hung windows in no time!

If you need more assistance with window replacement in Chicago, Illinois Energy Windows & Siding is here for you. Just give us a call today to speak with one of our local window experts.