Single-hung windows have only a lower operating sash for ventilation. In either case because the sash do not open outward they are an excellent choice for rooms that face walkways, porches or decks.

How you present your home to the neighbourhood says a lot about you as a person and how you view yourself in a bigger context. We keep the grass cut, the snow shoveled, and the leaves raked, but the appearance of home might need a facelift that a little paint or siding won’t satisfy.

But what is the criterion for a home makeover that won’t break the bank, improve the overall look of your home and hopefully, save you some money over time?

The short answer and the only answer, in this case, is new windows. It starts will eliminating draughts or heat leakage inside your home, improves the overall look of your home and it is an energy-efficient project that has the advantage of returning money back to over time through savings on energy costs. Studies have told us time and again about the virtues of new windows – up to 40 per cent of a home’s energy costs can be attributed to poor windows that allow heat to escape in the winter and heat to penetrate a home in summer.

Certainly, there are some front-end costs associated with new windows but those costs can be recovered over time through the money saved on reduced energy costs. For a homeowner who knows when it is time to replace the old windows with new, energy-efficient windows, they contact our company and we are Elite Window & Door Solutions. We can help you decide what windows will be the right fit for your home and our consultants have a wealth of experience and advice for any homeowner. We work exclusively with Elite Windows and Doors and they supply the best products available for replacement windows and doors. Elite is a Canadian company that has a great deal of experience in the industry and their products are highly sought after in the windows and doors market.

Single hung windows

Like the name says, single hung windows have one movable panel (sash). The single hung window provides ventilation control through the opening of the window only and the opening is at the bottom of the window and the sash. A single hung window is the easiest of the windows family of windows to install, as it is lightweight and has few moving parts. With few moving parts and less glass, the single hung window is probably the most economical of replacement windows – costs approximately 10-25 per cent less for purchase and installation – and maintenance costs are reduced also. The single hung window was extremely popular for installation in the past, due to the costs and easy installation and is still favoured today for homeowners on a budget.