Few window styles match the unique features offered by sliding windows. If you haven’t considered them for your upcoming window replacement, read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane shares the reasons why you can’t go wrong with sliding windows.
- Sliding windows are space-savers — Sliding windows feature sashes that stay within its frame, open or closed. This makes sliding windows ideal for areas where hinged or projecting windows may get in the way. Sliding windows will also give you more flexibility with indoor and outdoor furniture placement, as there would be no swing space to give way to.
- Sliding windows have bigger glass areas — Unlike other window styles, the weight of the sliding window sashes rests on the bottom frame. This means you can choose windows with slim sashes for bigger glass areas without worrying about whether the installation windows will cause stress on the moving parts. Bigger glass areas mean more natural light and wider views. If you’re concerned about sunlight heating up the room, we offer High Performance™ Low-E4® glass options that block solar heat but allow natural light just like clear glass.
- Sliding windows are easy to clean and maintain — Sliding window sashes are removable, which means it will allow full access to all areas for easy cleaning. You can lay the sashes flat on the bed or on the floor, whichever is more convenient. The tracks at the bottom frame need to be rid of grist and dirt in order to ensure smooth operation, which is extremely easy to do.
- Sliding windows are easy to open and close — Sliding windows can be opened with little effort, which makes it ideal for busy homeowners. It lets you ventilate a room while working in a busy kitchen, or when taking care of young children. Sliding windows are also ideal for family members who have limited use of either hand. Easy operability is an important factor for bedroom window styles, as building codes require at least one window that can be used for emergency egress.
Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane is your leading provider of specialty windows. Give us a call at (509) 316-0680 or (253) 604-1268. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Spokane and the surrounding communities.