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Double Hung, Casement, and Other Window Terminology

If you are beginning the process of choosing new windows for your home, you may be overwhelmed with your choices. While it is great to have so many different options for your investment, you can quickly end up frustrated or making a decision in haste that you may regret in the next few years.

Knowing certain window terminology can help clear up some of your confusion, and allow you to better communicate with your window professional. At Rusco, we aim to keep our clients happy by offering guidance for decisions based on our 80 years of experience working with Chicagoland homeowners. To help you “talk the talk” and narrow down your window purchase choices, here are a few terms you should know about.

Double Hung Windows
A common choice for homeowners is the double hung window. This particular category refers to windows that have two sashes, or panes. These sashes can slide up and down the frame, as well as tilt in for easy cleaning. Double hung windows are a great option for many homes, and homeowners love the easy cleaning and classic look.

Casement Windows
Another category of window are casement windows. These windows are attached to the frame via hinges. Most casement windows swing in or out, and can be a lovely addition to a home’s architecture.

Energy Efficient
It seems like everything is energy efficient these days. Windows, however, have an important part to play in your home’s energy use. Rusco offers windows that have the coveted Energy Star rating, meaning the windows have met strict qualifications to enhance energy savings.

Your home’s windows are important for style and for energy use. Purchasing new windows is a serious investment that you should not go at alone. At Rusco, we are ready to walk you through the process, from window selection to installation, and give you the best experience possible. Give us a call to set up your consultation today.