Double hung windows offer versatility of design and function with two sashes in a single frame so you can adjust the amount of ventilation you need. Double hung windows are suitable for areas of the house that connect the interior with the outdoors, such as patios and porches where airflow takes precedence.
Canglow double hung windows are built with our unique weatherstripping technology so that you can welcome a fresh breeze in summer but keep the cold out at other times. The spiral sash balance system makes for multidirectional rotation, which means your double hung window will be all the easier to clean. And a wide range of custom options ensures that your windows will reflect your taste and style, always.Request a Quote
A single or a double-hung window is not only a classic look to any home, but it is also the most ubiquitous. Most certainly a single or double hung window is an iconic look, but what should you look for when buying a new set of windows for your home?
Both of these windows are vertically-sliding. They are constructed with an upper and lower sash. A sash is the window frame that contains the window’s pane of glass. The shape of this frame depends upon the design of the window itself. Hence the shape can either be square or rectangular. From a distance, both single and double-hung windows will appear the same.
The main stand out difference between a single and double-hung window is that with a single hung window the top half pane is permanently fixed into position. Whereas with the bottom sash, that is the only moving part to the window. And conversely, with a double-hung window, both sashes can slide vertically up and down. And by virtue of its inherent design, single-hung windows have fewer moving parts and therefore are considered as more weather resistant.
Let’s examine the strong points of a single hung window. Off the top, they are simple to use and are weather resistant.
If a real estate property is of significant historical value, a single hung window is most preferred for an upgrade. And with that being said, single-hung windows predate the double-hung design by many years. And with today’s more contemporary homes, the single hung window is preferred as when compared to the double-hung window it costs much less.
And due to the nature of its very design, a single hung window has garnered a reputation as being less prone to air penetration seepage as its upper sash is permanently fixed in place and cannot become lose the same way a moving sash is susceptible of. In terms of its energy efficiency performance rating, both will be rated favourably as both must pass the same standards. However, that being said, a double-hung window’s seals tend to age over time and will degrade. And because a double-hung window has a moving sash, it can’t be repaired with caulk sealant as a fixed sash window can. A professional glazier must come in and repair the window if the upper sash of a single hung window breaks. Conversely, if a sash should break on a double-hung window, the repair is easy and the homeowner can do this themselves by replacing the upper sash.
Now, let’s examine the strong points of a double-hung window. Off the top, they are easier to clean, allow more airflow into your home and are of a safe design. Hands down, a double-hung window is the most commonly used window on the market today. Their popularity is due, in part, to the fact that they are easier to clean. A double-hung window’s design offers a tilt-in feature that allows the homeowner to clean the window from the inside of their home.
The double-hung window’s upper sash offers great airflow. By opening both sashes on a double-hung window, a recirculating airflow is created. This allows for warm air to pass through the upper sash, and cooler air to circulate in through the lower sash.
And if you have safety concerns regarding small children, a double-hung window’s design prevents inquisitive toddlers from getting out. With the open-top sash allowing fresh air to circulate through the room, the bottom sash can remain closed.
But how do you know what window to buy and what is best for your home? It is recommended to do your homework to become an educated and informed consumer. This will save you time when you’re making your final decision. For starters, compare both single and double-hung windows. Look at their cost, ease of cleaning features and any other pertinent features that may apply.
If you want the flexibility to be able to open both sashes or to be able to remove the sashes, then clearly your choice will be a double-hung window. But if not, then go with a less expensive single hung design. Typically, because a double-hung window is so ubiquitous these days, shopping for them is much easier and the benefit you receive as the consumer homeowner is that you are offered more choices at much more attractive, affordable prices.
A single or double hung window design has both versatility and functionality. A double-hung window has two sashes in a single primary frame so you can adjust the amount of airflow ventilation entering your home as you desire. From a design perspective, a double-hung window is most suitable for areas of the home that connect the interior with the outdoor exterior. A good example of this is porches and patios.
Single or double-hung windows are constructed with weatherstripping technology. You’ll get a welcome breeze in the summer and will stay toasty warm and cozy during the cold winter months. The window’s easy to clean feature is due to its multi-directional rotation and the spiral sash balance system. With a wide range of custom options available, your windows will reflect your unique design taste and style. In English and throughout North American architectural design, hung windows are a popular ubiquitous staple, being found in rural rustic country farmhouses right on to urban modern contemporary high-rise apartments. And the window’s design makes them perfect for saving space providing a beautiful design and the ultimate in stylish functionality. Single or double-hung windows are perfect if you’re a new home buyer wanting to familiarize yourself with what to look for in buying a home. You’ll find that whether it be a single or double hung window, this will be your best choice.
The following is a list of what to take into consideration when buying either a single or double-hung window.
At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.
Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.
Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.
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We provide window jambs in four sizes to give you a seamless window installation that is perfect. For added resilience, we provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings, and corner blocks for great longevity. These interior fittings are made from the highest-quality, durable Lead-Free PVC powder compound that requires absolutely no maintenance.
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Low-E, commonly known as low-emissivity glass, was developed to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light coming through the glass without affecting the amount of light that will enter your home. Our Low-E glass is an excellent choice for decreasing your home energy costs throughout the entire year. Low-E glass cuts back on your home's heat loss by lowering radiant heat transfer by reflecting interior heat back into your home. It also distributes sun rays, allowing for more light coming into your home for using solar energy. This process will give you extra heat while reducing your reliance on heating. This will save you around 60% of your energy costs.
During the summer months, the same process is in effect, just in reverse. Low-E glass windows will reduce the flow of hot air coming into your interior. This specialty produced coating will reduce the effects of the sun's UV rays which, over time, will fade fabrics and carpeting.
Our triple-pane glass windows are the most effective energy savers on the market. The extra pane of glass easily balances temperatures inside your home for the highest level of comfort during every season. During the winter months, cold air will stay outside and warm air will stay inside. Again, the process is in reverse during the summer months.
Triple-pane glass windows have a special coating that is applied to the glass in order to eliminate the increase of solar heat while providing an increase in energy performance. The extra pane of glass really does offer a new, and better level of insulation, airflow, and will save on the cost of energy.Request a Quote
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