A sliding window is a window that is characterized by panels that slide horizontally along a series or rails located at the bottom edges of the plane. If you’re using a different type of window in your home, you might want to consider switching to this type, especially if you’re in the following situations.
When You Need a Good View
Because a sliding window’s panels are placed on the rails, this type of window can afford to have larger frames unlike double-hung windows and casement windows, where latches or hinges could be under a lot of stress due to the weight of larger panels. This makes sliding windows a perfect option if you want a good view of the outdoors.
When You Want Energy-Efficient Windows
Just like with double-hung windows, sliding windows have a design that makes it easy for the sashes to form a good airtight seal around the frames when they are completely closed. This makes them incredibly less efficient at keeping regulated air in and unregulated air outside.
When Casement Windows Are Difficult to Operate
While casement windows are normally easy to operate, there are certain instances where reaching out and moving the sashes can be difficult because of accessibility or mobility issues. Because the weight of the panels are supported by the bottom rails, very little force is needed to operate them. This makes sliding windows perfect for homes with elderly people or those who just want an easier time opening or closing their windows.
Ensuring Sliding Window Quality
Replacement windows have to be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications if you want them to function perfectly. Because of this, we strongly recommend getting your new sliding windows installed by a certified window contractor. A good way to tell if the contractors can install your windows properly is to ask them for certifications given to them by the window brand’s manufacturer.
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