The name alone already suggests how they work. Slider windows, basically, are windows designed to open and close by sliding them left or right. This feature makes this type of windows different from usual windows that open in or out through hinges attached to their frames. Slider windows are sometimes referred to as sash windows.
A lot of people prefer slider windows largely because they offer ease of use as compared to crank-style awning or casement windows. Moreover, the fact that they open without using any exterior or interior space, they are ideal and work well in spaces next to patios, walkways, as well as in other areas where there is very limited space and where it is not suitable for windows to protrude.
Slider windows are offered in different sizes with some with very small dimensions while others can be really huge. The latter are often big enough to be used as entryways or doors. Sliding windows rank high on styles and designs. They can be very versatile making them ideal for both residential and commercial applications.
Slider windows that feature two panes of framed glass are the most popular design, favorite picks for contemporary homes. They provide a modern look while allowing breezes from multiple directions to get in. The two panes, which are also called sashes, are attached on rails that sit parallel to each other on the window frame. Each pane can be easily slid past each other. Some slider windows only have at least one of their panes working while the other is fixed. Others, especially those that belong to the high end range, can be tilt in or out in addition to being able to slide left and right offering better ventilation. The varying sizes and designs of slider windows largely depend on a client’s requirements and budget.
If you are considering slider windows in your home and if money is not an issue, you can reap more benefits with those that offer more features such as those that come with unique frame finishes, insect screens, wooden grills, or those that feature specific types of glass. As far as their glasses are concerned, you can choose one that is tinted which protect against UV light, or one that comes with a specific shade.
Regardless of the choice you make, when it comes to slider windows, you will definitely get the best value for your money. Whether you choose the double or triple pane slider windows, you are sure to benefit from your choice, starting from the maximum glass area alone.
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