Over the years, sliding windows have become a popular choice among homeowners for a number of reasons. Sliding windows, also known as gliding windows, are conveniently designed to open horizontally instead of up and down. Their minimalistic design and clean, chic appearance are just a few of the many reasons why this window style has become popular. As you are shopping for new or replacement windows, read on to discover some perks of sliding windows.
1. Easy to operate
Sliding windows were designed with convenience and simplicity in mind. Their slim profile offers large viewing areas, clean, continuous lines and an unobstructed outlook that’s ideal for any home remodeling or renovation project. Most slider windows have two glass panels with one moveable side. You can decide whether you want the moveable pane on the right or the left side. Sliding windows differ from casement windows or awning windows by not protruding outward. Furthermore, with sliding windows, homeowners will never have to worry about exerting extra force it may take to lift or crank other window styles.
2. Convenient sizing
Sliding windows are ideal for instances where you have wider space side-to-side than vertically—such as above a kitchen sink, in crawl spaces, or above eye level in a shower/bath space. They are usually wider than they are tall, so sliding windows have the dimensions of a picture window. Sliding windows are also great for difficult-to-reach places like stairwells and tight hallways. As long as you can reach the bottom of the window, you can open it. Most of the time you won’t need to worry about getting a step ladder.
Understandably, energy efficiency is always a major factor for homeowners when it comes to selecting replacement windows. Having windows that are not energy-efficient will result in higher energy bills and an overworked HVAC system. HomeRite sliding windows, like all our products, are built with quality materials that improve energy efficiency and help extend the lifetime of the product. Additionally, HomeRite provides Low-E and Low-E2 glass options designed to maximize energy efficiency.
There might be one disadvantage of sliding windows to consider: Dirt and debris can get caught in the window tracks which makes it harder to open the window. To keep your windows in good shape, we recommend that you clean and lubricate the tracks of your slider windows frequently.