A sliding sash window, or what we’d usually refer to as a “double” or “triple” slider, has two large panels, or sashes. At least one of these is designed to slide past the other. The one slider, one fixed is the most common form, but some sliding sash windows have both sides slide.
Sliding sash windows are great where a protruding, outward-opening sash might get in the way, like on a deck or patio. They are also known as gliders or sliders.
Sliding sash windows offer a crisp, modern look and are quite popular for both aesthetic and function, requiring less maintenance than most other styles.
Advantages of Sliding Sash Windows
Sliding sash windows have fewer parts; no springs and pulleys means nothing to break. Special glazing over the glass also improves their durability.
Remember that glazing we mentioned? It doesn’t just protect your window; it also saves you money! This glazing improves insulation and energy efficiency, lowering your bills.
Easy to use
Sliding sash windows glide easily in their frames. Their lightweight construction keeps opening and closing easy, and their horizontal path keeps gravity from making trouble. Just release the latch and slide.
Fewer parts mean more than just a durable window– you also have less to maintain to keep these windows working smoothly. This leads to better cost-effectiveness.
Safe and secure
Sliding windows are harder to clamber through since they don’t open as fully as casement or hopper windows. They also tend to have a skinnier opening than most vertical windows.
Disadvantages of Sliding Sash Windows
Tricky to clean
Because these sashes slide rather than swing, it can be difficult to reach all of the glass when cleaning. Some spots are tricky, but you don’t have to leave them dirty. Unlike tilting windows, that you can maneuver inside, you have to go outside to clean the outer glass.
Sliding sashes can only have one side open at a time. This limits the amount of air that can ventilate through the space. If you need more ventilation, a hinged sash is better.
For The Best Slider Windows, Bucks County Trusts Zen Windows
Sliding sash windows offer a sleek look and a lot of sunlight on nice days. Interested in this style? You can see sliding sash windows up close and personal in our showroom. If you have any questions, then please contact our window replacement experts or request a quote through our easy online form to start your customized replacement process.