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Single Hung Windows Vs. Double Hung Windows


You're gearing up to replace your old windows—after all, nobody likes it when their house is drafty—but you have no idea where to start. Up until now you haven't really put much thought into different styles of windows. You just know what you loved the ones your home came with, but that they need to go now so you can truly enjoy your home no matter what the weather is like.

 

Two of the terms you'll run into a lot when shopping for your window replacements are “single hung” and “double hung” windows.

 

So what exactly is the difference between single hung and double hung windows? Keep reading to find out:

 

Single Hung – Single hung windows consist of two small window panes or “sashes”. One sash is fixed in place while the other is placed in a frame that slides down over the other window pane. They come in many shapes and sizes and give you both a great view and good airflow through your home. Single hung windows offer a better seal against the weather and will help you survive extreme weather patterns.

 

Of course, there's also the matter of cost. A single hung window is cheaper than a double hung window, and since it's less likely to let the outside weather in, it can also save you quite a bit on your energy bills.

 

Double Hung – Double hung windows also have two sashes, but both of the sashes are designed to move. The top sash moves down and the bottom sash moves up, allowing for maximum airflow in your home. NorthShield offers the highest quality Energy Star Certified double hung windows.

 

The NorthShield Advantage

 

When you choose to purchase your window replacements from NorthShield Windows and Doors, not only are you guaranteed the highest quality windows available but you're also opening yourself up to a wide range of window options and ensuring that you'll get the most energy efficient windows possible.

 

Our professionals have worked in every kind of home. No matter how odd the measurements for your home may be or how interestingly shaped your windows are, our professionals will be able to get the job done right, allowing you to once again truly enjoy life in your home. They'll also take your old windows with them for safe disposal so you won't have to worry about a thing.

 

All you need to do is give NorthShield Windows and Doors a call at 204-272-3725 and let us know when we set up an appointment so you can get a free estimate based on real measurements.

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Sanjay Tamang
2 months ago
Love our new windows and doors. We had all our windows replaced on the main floor, side door and front door, as well as the storm doors. The installation team was great. They removed the existing awning and were really great at cleaning up after the work. There were a couple of issues after the install, but the after sales service team of Alex and Walter were able to resolve it promptly. Great advice from Walter about keeping the humidity inside the house to maintain the windows, and also how to operate them properly. And thanks very much Alex and team for buying the doorbell and installing it for us, as well as fixing the bottom part of the door frames to cover holes on the flooring. Appreciate all your hard work and for going the extra mile. Will definitely recommend your company to friends, neighbors and family.
Thomas Carlyle
a week ago
NorthShield did an excellent job with our house. They were the lowest price our of 4 companies I contacted for quotes. The windows look beautiful, and the molding is very well done. The installation was very quick, they replaced all of the windows in our house in about 4 hours. They cleaned up everything completely afterwards inside and outside, you can't even tell they were here! Very professional, very high quality installation, materials and work. I would highkly recommend them.
Courtney Schappert
2 months ago
Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
4 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
3 months ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
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