As two of the most popular window styles, single-hung and double-hung windows are ideal for almost any space. They allow for natural light as well as ventilation. As they are easy to open and close, they allow for fresh air in any room. Additionally, they are energy efficient, However, if you want maximum energy efficiency, opt for single hung windows as opposed to double-hung ones.
The way in which the windows operate is the main difference between double and single
hung window units. On a single-hung unit, the upper sash remains stationary while the
lower sash is operational. On the contrary, both the lower and upper sashes are operational on double-hung windows. As both single and double-hung windows tilt inward, they are
extremely easy to clean.
Single hung windows are perfect for places with limited space. As they open upward rather than outward, they will not take up additional space. This great feature makes them ideal for places like corridors, patios, porches and other high traffic areas.
The single hung windows designed by Window Tech provide extra security and peace of mind with their state locking vinyl windows. We design all of our windows to provide not only the highest level of security possible in the Toronto area, but to be as low maintenance as possible.
Single hung windows are referred to as the “cost effect” version of our double hung windows. The difference between the two is that single hung windows are designed with a lower sash that is operational while the upper sash remains stationary. Single hung windows come with a half screen.
Double hung windows are unique in that they are both energy efficient and easy to clean. As they are the most noticeable of all window types, they can give your home a very traditional appearance. Among the features of double hung windows are two separate sashes that slide vertically, a sloped sill and multiple layers of weather-stripping. These features provide you with maximum ventilation and superior water control. Weather-stripping acts as a counterbalance and provides tension, as well as air infiltration prevention.
You won’t have to worry about extensive cleaning and maintenance with double hung windows as you won’t have to climb ladders or use window squeegees to clean them. These windows are designed for easy operation with effective bottom and top sashes, which also provide for better air circulation and ventilation. Double hung windows are the best when it comes to energy efficiency.
Our vinyl windows come with a variety of interior vinyl trim options for refined and versatile styling. We combine advanced technology with the finest materials for durable, flawless finishes that will retain their colour year after year. Standard finishing options include wood stain and contemporary and classic rosettes, but we can also accommodate custom colours.
We offer four standard vinyl jamb sizes to facilitate a seamless window installation process. For added flexibility we can also provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings and corner blocks. These interior finishing options are made from a durable lead-free PVC powder compound that requires no maintenance.
We craft our brickmolds from a durable uPVC powder compound that is designed to stand up to the harshest elements. This maintenance-free material is available in a variety of sizes and colours, for long-lasting curb appeal.
Window Installation Options
Whether you opt for single hung or double hung windows, your home will be protected with energy efficient, high quality windows. Our hung windows are low maintenance, easy to clean and provide superior security and protection from harsh weather, while allowing for excellent ventilation.