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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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4.8
Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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