Guide to Buying Slider Windows
What is a Slider Window?
The wide frame of a slider window is a great way to take advantage of beautiful views around your home, while still opening to let in fresh air. Slider windows are ideal for openings that are wider than they are tall. The two sashes slide open horizontally from either side, on solid brass rollers for easy operation.
benefits of slider windows
See what a slider window can do for you!
- Wide window openings with two operable sashes for ventilation
- Easy operation and smooth movement on solid brass rollers
- Open from either the left or right
- Retractable sash-mounted safety stops prevent the window from opening more than a few inches when needed
- Sashes swing in for easy cleaning from inside the house
Improveit’s Performax54 Slider Windows
With such large glass expanses on slider windows, you’ll be happy to know that all Performax54 windows come standard with Thermostat glass. This smart glass features 50% more protection against harmful UV rays than standard low-e glass, and is designed to reflect the sun’s heat in the summer while allowing it to pass through the glass in the winter. The result is a slider window that maximize your home’s energy efficiency and your views.
Window Design options
Performax54 Windows Are Available In These Colors
Window Grid Design Options
Slider vs. Double-Hung Window
Slider windows and double-hungs have a lot in common. In fact, a slider window is essentially a traditional double-hung lain on its side! Both windows have two operable sashes designed to move smoothly season after season, safety stops and locking hardware that provide security, and swing-in or tilt-in sashes (for slider and double-hung, respectively) that make cleaning a breeze. The main difference is that slider windows are designed for window openings that are wider than they are tall; double-hungs are ideal for the reverse.
Slider Window vs. Bay Window
Deciding how to fill your large, wide window openings can be tricky. Bow and bay windows are two traditional options that add architectural interest by grouping multiple windows together into a single unit that projects from the home. Slider windows offer a simpler, more modern design with a single window that fills the opening and stays even with the exterior wall of the home. If your goal is to take advantage of a scenic view, a slider window has fewer stiles and rails interrupting the glass expanse. For architectural interest and the potential for a window seat inside, bay and bow windows may be a better option.