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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to
A great advantage of having the upper sash operable is the ability to increase airflow. It is an easy way to ventilate a home, as the interior air will rise up and escape as it warms up. Double-hung windows are also quite versatile. A combination of a fixed sash held tight to the ceiling with double-hung windows below can create an open and airy porch-like space.
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Around windows. Double-hung windows have two sashes that move up and down. Leaks can happen around the sides, where the sashes meet each other and where they hit the sill. You won't be able to use the light trick for windows. However, a wet hand can work, since it makes it easier to feel a slight draft, especially if you turn on bath fans and the kitchen hood to depressurize the house. You can also move an incense stick around the edge of your windows and watch for the smoke to waver. The copper strip above will work for the sash-sill and sash-sash contact; the nylon brush type is good for where the sashes slide against the jamb. Once you've upgraded the weather stripping on your windows, consider adding storm windows to the exterior if you have single-pane windows.
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What Not to DoWhen cleaning the screens, proceed with caution. “If you use anything harsher than a soft sponge or light bristle brush, you’re going to ruin them,” Greer-Coronado says. “If you push too hard against the screen, you’re going to damage it.”