Slider windows are a type of window where the sash slides horizontally along tracks at the bottom and top of the frame. They are a popular choice for rooms that need ventilation but aren’t suitable for casement windows. Slider windows can be opened from either the left or right side, making them easy to operate.
Single Sliding Windows
Sliding windows are also called gliders and are one of the simplest replacement window designs available. These windows have sashes that glide to the right and left in either direction instead of up and down in a single frame.
They are quite similar to double-hung windows except that the sliding windows could have one or multiple window panes and operating sashes. This means that the operating sashes on sliding windows can either tilt in, swing in, or be removed for easy cleaning of both the interior and exterior of the glass.
Sliding windows come in a variety of sizes and have clean, simple lines. They are easy to fit for most homes and are easy to open and close.
The popular window installations and widely favoured window styles in Calgary and Alberta are sliding windows, especially double sliders. They are the window of choice because they are affordable, easy to use and secure, this is why they are installed in areas that may have hard-to-fit openings like the kitchen, bathroom or basement.
Slider Window Styles
Slider windows offer excellent value in terms of price and quality. Sliders that operate on a track to allow the windows to move side to side offer ample ventilation and are perfect for large horizontal spaces.
Slider windows are often placed in rooms that require unimpeded viewpoints of the environment. Since the sash does not open outward but from left to right, they are an excellent choice for rooms that face walkways, above the kitchen sink, behind a soaking tub, porches and decks. Generally, they are great for spaces where the width is greater than the height.
Sliding Window Styles
Sliding windows are available in a few different configurations based on what would be best for your space. Most slider windows are made of vinyl or PVC and have two glass panes with one moveable side.
With slider windows you can decide to move the panel to the right or the left side or choose between single, double or thripple pane sliding glass windows. Slider windows are often a very affordable choice for window replacement thanks to their simple construction.
Single Slider Window
This window type has one sash that is fixed and the other sash sliding from side to side to open and close. The fixed stash serves as a tough barrier for harsh weather conditions and the horizontally sliding sash helps for easy cleaning from the inside. Single slider windows are ideal for rooms, walkways and patios.
Triple Slider Window
Triple slider window comprises of three pieces of glass inside one main frame with two sashes on each end slide over the center fixed sash. When the window opening is wider than 72 inches, a triple slider window is the best option. Triple slider windows are a beautiful, energy-efficient window option for large window spaces.
At ASAP, our sliding windows are designed to enable maximum ventilation. They are energy-efficient and easy to use and are available in different sliding window combinations. Our sliding windows feature slim vertical ls for a clean, elegant look and will be a beautiful and valuable addition to your home.
We understand the importance of having functional and stylish windows in your home, so we’ll work with you to find the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!