For many people, a window is a window. However, any homeowner that has ever chosen or replaced the windows on their house knows that there are many different options. From picture windows that don’t open, to the many types that offer ventilation along with their outside view, choosing can be a difficult task. However, double hung windows are a style that’s long been popular with Ottawa homeowners and with good reason. Here’s what you should know about them.
Benefits of double hung windows Double hung windows have two movable sashes placed one on top of the other. This type of window has many benefits over other types. Here are a few of them. • They suit almost every type of home. Double hung windows have a classic appeal that works with virtually any style of home. Furthermore, they come in a variety of styles, sizes and colours, meaning they’ll fit in with any design esthetic. • They provide excellent ventilation. Proper ventilation requires two openings to let cool, fresh air in and allow warm, stale air out. This is easy in rooms that have two windows, but not all spaces have room for this. Double hung windows can be opened on both ends at the same time to allow for a steady supply of comfortable air. • They’re easy to clean. The double hung windows we offer tilt inward, allowing you to easily clean them from the inside. This is especially beneficial for windows on higher stories that normally require ladders or professional window cleaners. • They can accommodate air conditioner. Because double hung windows slide up and down, they can easily accommodate an air conditioning unit. • They’re energy efficient. Modern windows provide superior insulation by using high quality materials to stop air from escaping or getting in, thereby reducing your heating and cooling bills every month. And when combined with weather stripping, you can be sure that when they’re closed, the only thing coming through your windows is sunlight. Choose Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors If you’re thinking about double hung windows for your home, make us your first stop. They’re so quick and easy to install, you’ll barely even notice we were there. We’re committed to offering high quality products at reasonable prices so all Ottawa homeowners can benefit from good windows. And we offer a 10 year labour guarantee on all the work we do, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. Call us today for a free estimate.