They say the classics never go out of style and this have never been more true with the windows you chose for your home. Single hung windows have been a mainstay in the Canadian homes for decades and will never go out of style. They are versatile, functional and with today’s technology, better for the homeowner than ever. If you’re looking for new windows to replace your existing ones, you’ve come to the right place. NorthTech Windows and Doors is your one-stop-shop for gorgeous, functional Energy Star rated single hung windows that will add style and class to your home.
What are single hung windows?
The word “hung” refers to the sashes (glass panels) on a window. Single hung windows contain two panels. The first panel slides upwards to overlap the fixed top one. These windows allow for proper ventilation through their operable lower sash. The lower sash on single hung windows slides up and down making airflow a breeze (pun intended!). You may have heard about double hung windows and are unsure as to which ones you may currently have in your home or which ones you would like for future. Below, we’ll describe the differences.
What is the difference between single and double hung windows?
Both types of windows open up and down; however, the top sash on a single hung window does not move. With double hung windows the bottom and top sashes are moveable whereas this is not the case with the single hung option. This is not to say that double hung windows are better than single hung ones. Both are functional, easy to maintain and offer ample ventilation into any room that their fitted in.
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Are these windows energy efficient?
Yes! Approximately 40% of heat transfer in the home occurs through windows. Single hung windows are energy efficient due to their immovable sash. When the sash cannot move it means fewer gaps that let drafts in. Our products are also insulated and weatherstripped which help prevent heat loss in the winter. However, just because our products stand up to heat loss in the colder months doesn’t mean you’ll overheat in the warmer months.
North Tech’s single hung windows offer perfect ventilation when opened and allow for cool air to enter the home during the summer so you experience nice breezes. Our products are also Energy Star rated and can even help you save a few dollars on your monthly bills.
NorthTech Windows and Doors can customize beautiful single hung windows to match your taste. If you’re unsure if you want double or single hung windows for your home, contact us today. We are window experts and can guide you through the selection process. Let us install gorgeous new windows in your home that are functional, energy efficient and made exactly the way you want them. It’s true that the classics never go out of style and with new single hung windows from NorthTech Windows and Doors, your home will be the most attractive on your street.