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A Guide to Double-Hung Windows from Capital Comfort (Ottawa)

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Double-hung windows remain a popular choice among homeowners.

Their position at the top is not just because of appearances. Similar materials, designs, colours, and features can be found in a variety of other window styles. But double-hung windows are popular for a very important reason: they are practical.

What is a double-hung window?

You can open both sashes of a double-hung window for fresh air. The bottom sash rises to let cold air in from the outside. The top sash of your window lowers, allowing hot air from your ceiling to escape through the window. Within the frame, the sashes slide past each other. To improve circulation in your home, you can open them both at the same time.

What are the benefits of this style?

From afar, you probably won’t be able to tell the difference between double-hung and single-hung windows. They have the same appearance, however all of the distinctions may be found in the design. A double-hung window’s two movable sashes provide a variety of advantages.

Enhanced airflow

With just one double-hung window, you can ventilate almost any room. A slight opening of both sashes allows warm air to escape and cool air to enter. You can adjust the airflow by opening or closing each sash to your desired level of comfort. This is especially useful in two-storey homes, in order to help ventilate warm upper bedrooms.

Cleaning is simple

Cleaning a window from the inside is the most straightforward method. Cleaning the exterior of most other types of windows may necessitate the use of a ladder. Sashes that tilt in are available with double-hung windows, making it easier and faster to clean the entire window.


Double-hung windows are convenient because they allow you to open the top sash to let hot air out while keeping the bottom sash closed for children and pets.

Things You Should Know About Double-Hung Windows

What size and design possibilities are there?

Because of their widespread use, double-hung windows are readily adjustable. There are many basic sizes to choose from, ranging from 24 by 24 inches to 48 by 72 inches (two feet by two feet is the standard common size). Because it’s measured as 2’0″ by 2’0″, it’s called a “2020” window.

Standard sizes make finding a window that fits your home easier. Plus, they’re usually cheaper than a custom-sized or oddly-shaped window. This enables you to create one-of-a-kind window combinations by implementing different-sized double-hung windows. Transoms and neighbouring windows with unique shapes (such as half circles and small rectangles) can also be added.

When it comes to window replacement, double-hung windows are a popular choice since they have the practicality and versatility to fit almost any area in your home. You can install a conventional window that appears anything but, due to the various sizes, combinations and other features available.

Double-hung windows save you money on energy

Installing new windows can help you save money on electricity. However, it’s important to note that your windows should have many key components for the greatest energy savings.

When choosing your new double-hung windows, be sure the glass package contains the following:

  • Dual or triple-pane glass which can assist in saving energy (a triple-pane can help you save a lot of money on your electricity bills).
  • Argon or krypton gas which is a colourless and odourless energy-efficient gas. During the manufacturing process, they are put between the panes of dual or triple-pane windows. Because these gases are denser than air, they improve the thermal efficiency of the windows. Argon is a popular choice because it is both efficient and effective.
  • Energy Star certification which is given to the windows that are the most energy-efficient on the market.

Double-hung windows from Capital Comfort provide exceptional security with low-profile, double-cam locks that combine at the sashes for an exceptionally secure and tight seal.

Your best selection of double-hung windows awaits at Capital Comfort in Nepean (Ottawa). Plus, we’re always happy to speak with you at (613) 317-3922.

Looking for new or replacement windows or doors in the Ottawa or Eastern Ontario area? Call us today for a free estimate.