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Single And Double Hung

Single & Double Hung Windows

Transform your home with single and double-hung windows from The Door Centre.

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In Burlington, Oakville, and surrounding areas, single-hung windows and double-hung windows are the most common type of window you’ll find in homes.

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That’s due to two reasons:

  • Traditional, classic, and timeless appearance
  • Ease of operation, just by sliding the window up and down

There are other advantages of installing single-and double-hung windows into your home. Take a look at the gallery to see them in a home comparable to yours.

Installs anywhere

These windows are incredibly versatile. They can easily be installed with most home styles, such as:

  • Detached
  • Townhome
  • Bungalow
  • Back split
  • Semi-detached

Compatible with air conditioners and screens

The sliding up-and-down mechanism of double-hung windows allows them to safely contain air conditioners and window screens (unlike windows which open via a crank).

Very easy to clean

Modern single- and double-hung windows feature “tilt-out” upper and lower sashes.

(The sash is the part of the window responsible for keeping the glass in place).

This allows for quick and convenient cleaning. Instead of having to access a hard-to-reach area, all you need to do it tilt the window towards you and clean as needed.

As for single-hung windows, all that’s required to clean them is to remove the screen (which you should also clean on a regular basis), clean the glass, and replace the screen.

Exterior view of beautiful home's double hung window & exterior view of windows with shutters


A new window creates a nice, tight seal against the window pane when closed. That reduces lost warm or cool air (depending on the season) and also lowers your energy bills.

Additionally, single-hung windows and double-hung windows are manufactured using the latest in eco-friendly glass products:

  • Double and triple glazing to lower heat loss
  • Low-E glass coating to keep more warm air inside in winter and outside in summer
  • Argon glass to reduce unwanted energy transmission
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Difference between double-hung and single-hung windows

Can’t decide between a double-hung or single-hung window? Take a look at the table below to learn some key differences.

Double-Hung Windows

  • Two moveable panels with inward tilting capability
  • 2 moveable sashes
  • Ventilation can be adjusted based on which panel is open and by how much
  • Easy to clean due to inward tilting capabilities

Single-Hung Windows

  • Single moveable panel slides up and down
  • 2 sashes (1 moveable, 1 stationary)
  • Ventilation is accessed through the space between the lower panel and lower frame
  • Usually has a screen which needs to be removed prior to cleaning

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