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 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 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.