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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.

Sliding and Gliding Windows Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Sliding windows stay open easily.
  • Slider windows are available in larger sizes than other styles of windows.
    • Due to the construction of the frame, the weight of glass is not an issue as these windows become larger.
  • Gliding windows are easy to clean because all parts are easily accessible from inside the home.

Cons:

  • Slider windows are not the ideal style for regions that need windows that are extremely weatherproofed against cold or wind.
  • Sliding windows cannot open in the rain like awning windows, which are similar in aesthetic design.

Sliding and Gliding Windows Pricing

The price of slider windows can vary by brand, frame material, size and additional features, but a general price range is between $500 and $1,200.

Here are the base prices of brands offered for installation by Renoviso:

  • Simonton 5050 2-Lite Slider - $509
  • Harvey Classic 2-Lite Slider - $669
  • Marvin Integrity All Ultrex Glider Window - $869
  • Pella Impervia Composite Slider Window - $1,099

Shopping for Sliding and Gliding Windows on Renoviso

Start by browsing slider windows below by brand and price point. Once you select a window, you are able to customize all aspects including size, color, screens, hardware, and more. Submit your project online or call us at 888.867.1660 to speak with a Project Consultant.

Slider windows customer reviews

"The windows are absolutely beautiful, and we love them. They completely transform the porch! And the installers were really professional." - Rosalind S.

"They did windows replacement in my summer Martha's Vineyard house off-season, In February-March 2017. So, I only now (April) got a chance to visit my house and see the job. They did a great job. Here are a few things that I particularly value: 1) they advised me on the excellent choice for the type and quality of the new windows; 2) they communicated with me closely throughout the whole process, not an obvious thing considering that I could not see there work in its progress, its complexities, and its completion; 3) Renoviso's attention to a myriad of details was definitely above and beyond my expectation, and I am very grateful for that." - Eugenia K.

"Great customer service from start to finish. Was very impressed with the turn around time of the installation." - Charlie K.

"Great job. Very efficient and timely." - Joe K.

"The process was very easy." - Darryl P.

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