When you think of replacing your home’s windows you might imagine the traditional look of double hung windows, expanding your view with a large picture window, or getting creative with an elegantly curved bow window unit. But one of the most functional window types we install is frequently overlooked and underappreciated – the sliding window.
Sliding windows (sometimes called “gliding” windows) are functionally simple, but can provide a wide range of design possibilities for your home. Here are just a few examples of how a sliding window can be used.
- Saving space. Unlike casement windows, sliding windows do not open outward with a crank, but slide horizontally within their frame. This compact design makes them an ideal space saver for tight spots like bathrooms, basements, or over the kitchen sink area.
- Adding light. Because the sliding/gliding function requires no special hardware or counterweights, sliding windows can be made with thinner frames and larger glass areas, which allows additional light into your home for natural illumination.
- In combination with other window styles. Add sliding windows to either side of a fixed picture window and you then have the option of opening the sliders for ventilation purposes.
- Enhanced ventilation. The simplicity of a sliding window allows for the free flow of fresh air when desired. We can install sliding windows in which only one sash slides, or where both sashes slide open to provide additional ventilation.
The sliding windows installed by Rescom Exteriors are made with rigid and durable vinyl frames and sashes that glide smoothly along their track. No more sticking and jamming like wood or aluminum windows! And each sliding window is custom sized to fit your home perfectly, and is available with multiple glass options to help create an effective thermal barrier to reduce energy loss.
Want to learn more about sliding windows? Call the experts at Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 today to schedule a free in-home window replacement consultation and estimate.