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Sliding or Gliding Window

Horizontal Slider (Glider) windows open with the sash sliding left or right. Some people find sliding windows easier and faster to open than crank-style windows. Since they open and close without protruding, horizontal sliders are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways, porches or patios. Horizontal sliders are a favorite for contemporary style homes and are also popular for satisfying bedroom egress requirements. In a single slider, one sash slides to open. In a double slider, both sashes open. Double sliders are great for providing air circulation, particularly if there is only one window in the room.

Great View

Sliding windows are an ideal choice for openings that have a width greater than their height. The wide design of a sliding window offers a large, horizontal view of the outdoors. The larger the window, the more natural light you’ll be able to enjoy in your home. Since your eyes take in more from side-to-side than up-and-down, a larger sliding window provides a more natural view of the outside world. If you want to soak up outdoor scenery, sliding windows are the way to go.

Energy Efficiency

Sliding windows are more efficient than some other types of windows for multiple reasons. For starters, lack of complicated moving parts allows the window to close tightly and firmly, effectively blocking air infiltration from outside. The window panes are available with many glass pack options, which employs a combination of low-E coatings, insulating gas between the panes, and non-conductive spacers to insulate against cold air flow. These features help keep a home or business cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Low Maintenance

Slider windows require very little effort and dexterity to open and close. They aren’t heavy and they glide along the window frame with ease. To use, all you have to do is release a latch and slide the window open. Having fewer moving parts is great news for energy efficiency, but it also means sliding windows have lower maintenance requirements than many other types of windows. With correct installation, you can expect sliders to last for many years without giving you trouble. It’s also easy to pop out the operable pane of glass for cleaning or to make room for a window air conditioner. Most styles of sliders can even be tilted for effortless cleaning.
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Even though the design options are almost endless, for construction of Sliding Windows comes down to fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood and clad-wood offerings. Your choice depends on what factors are most important to you.

  • Fiberglass
    This material features both the feel and look of genuine wood, right down to the knots and cracks, with less upkeep. In fact, these doors are built to consistently withstand the rigors of any climate - hot or cold, wet or dry.
  • Clad-Wood
    Like a coat of armor, cladding is a strong layer of metal on wood, providing extra protection and low maintenance benefits with no exterior painting required.
  • Vinyl
    A strong plastic material that is used for its durability, energy efficiency and ability to stand up to the elements. This material will never fade in color, flake, peel or rot.
  • Aluminum
    A lightweight and strong material that is a cost effective alternative to wood. This material is corrosion-resistant and performs well in most climates.
  • Wood
    Wood comes from trees that grow in a variety of species, such as fir, pine, mahogany or alder. Each species has a range of characteristics, like grain, color and sap content, which contributes to its unique appearance.
  • Steel
    An economical option, steel offers strength and durability and is a good choice for most climates. These doors are also treated to deliver superior rust-resistance. They will require only minimal maintenance (in especially moist areas, they may require minor upkeep).

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