Sliding windows (also known as gliding windows) open by sliding side to side. They are best for large, long, horizontal window openings. They have the largest glass area of any “openable” window. The replacement windows with the biggest glass areas are picture windows. They cannot open, so many people add a combination window for ventilation.
If you have a large window area and want to be able to open the window, sliding windows will be perfect for you. When open, they do not protrude. Thus, they are perfect in places where people walk and congregate. Examples are facing walkways, decks/patios and sidewalks.
A sliding window lets in a lot of natural light. We usually install them in “social spaces” within the home (like dining rooms and living rooms). They let homeowners take advantage of the added sunlight.
The Best Placement
Sliding windows are best used for window openings, where the width is greater than the height. They are usually found in rooms that need the most ventilation and an unobstructed view. They are also common in areas that are hard to reach, such as above a kitchen sink or behind a garden or soaking tub.
If you want a focal point in your space, use them as picture windows in living or dining rooms. They will also provide the option for ventilation.
Slider Windows in the Bathroom and Laundry Areas
Bathroom windows should offer energy efficiency, ventilation and privacy. They should also allow natural light inside. Slider windows are a good choice for a window replacement in the bathroom. They offer decent energy efficiency and the ability to ventilate the bathroom.
Slider windows are also good in laundry areas, where there may not be enough room for a window to project in or out.
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