Slider windows as their name implies are designed to slide left and right to open and close. This specific feature makes them the total opposite of other types of replacement windows, which are opened or closed using hinges that are attached on their frames. Slider replacement windows are also referred to as sash windows.
Slider windows are made in a variety of sizes. Models that are made with really huge dimensions are sometimes big enough to be used as doors or entryways. Because of their versatile design, these windows easily fit into both residential and commercial applications.
The most popular type of slider window would have to be the one that’s made with two panes of framed glass. These two panes of glass are referred to as their sashes and are the reason behind their other name. The panes are attached on rails that are parallel to each other on the frame of the window. Because of this, each of the panes can be slid independently from each other so that the window can be opened on both sides. Other types of slider windows have one of their sashes fixed on the frame which means that only one of them can be used to open them. The more costly types of sliders have a design that allows them to tilt inward or outward apart from having the ability to have their panes slide left and right. This extra feature allows them to provide extra ventilation inside a room.
Sliders can be made with extra features to make them more unique such as wooden grills, frame finishes, and insect screens. Their glass can also be tinted to provide protection against ultraviolet light.
If you’re planning on replacing windows inside rooms that have limited amounts of space, slider windows are a good choice for you to consider.
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