Sliding Windows Guide
Slider windows, also known as gliding or sliding windows, are a popular and contemporary window choice for hard to reach areas of the house. As the name indicates, this window style slides open, providing easy to access ventilation. Slider windows are a sleek style choice for any home type. Read below for more information on the features, pros and cons, pricing, and other details of sliding windows.
About Sliding and Gliding Windows
Gliding windows are a simple window style with clean lines and minimalist appeal. They require little to no decorative hardware and, while offered as an option, rarely have grids. This allows the window to highlight the light coming in your home and the unobstructed views outside.
How to Operate Sliding and Gliding Windows
Sliding windows have no hinges and simply slide open and shut within their frame. This style of window does not extend outwards like casement windows, which are similar in shape. Sliders stay true to their name and open by pulling the handle horizontally, like a miniature patio door.
Sliding and Gliding Window Materials
Sliding windows are manufactured in all of the common window materials, including vinyl, wood, and composite fiberglass materials. Vinyl frames are on the less expensive side of the price spectrum, while wood and composite frames tend to be more expensive, but also more durable. The best material for your sliding window will depend on your budget, style and maintenance preferences. Brands differ substantially in the colors, grids, and other features they offer, so the best material also depends on the customization options you are looking for.
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