Sliding Windows #2
A sliding window is framed on all sides and slides horizontally
WHAT ARE SLIDING WINDOWS?
Sliding windows, also known as sliders, gliding windows, horizontal sliding and sliding sash windows, open horizontally rather than vertically, and they are typically wider than they are tall, creating a horizontal rectangle. They slide, or glide, along a track, making them easy to open and close and simple to clean. If single-hung and double-hung windows improve your view vertically, sliding windows widen your view. They are popular where windows that swing outward won’t work — tight walkways, patios or porches, for instance, and are common in contemporary and modern home styles. With grilles, they also fit well in traditional home styles.
WHY CHOOSE SLIDING WINDOWS?
Sliding windows are easy to maneuver and let in plenty of fresh air and sunlight, especially the three Wisconsin cities that are among the sunniest in the U.S. — Milwaukee (#73), Madison (#134) and Green Bay (#133). They provide your home with a lovely framed picture of the outside. They let in plenty of natural light with their large glass panels, giving you unobstructed views. They also give your home plenty of ventilation, opening fully to let in the outside air. Some even allow both sashes to open, giving even more air circulation.
EXCELLENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY
CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN STYLE
Pella offers its innovative Hidden Screen technology, which appears when the window opens and disappears into the frame when it closes, with its 250 series, featuring our patented InView Screen, offering 14% more light than conventional screens.
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“Jake came out and gave us a consultation, explained the different options we had for windows. Our home has been around since the late 1800s and we definitely needed new windows! The crew showed up on time, and killed it! They were very professional, courteous of our home, clean and just did a great job! We went for a modern black fiberglass window with a big grid… and I am in LOVE!”
“Fantastic experience working with Pella, we’re so happy with how our windows turned out! I worked with Matt from the start and it was an easy process (not the cheesy strung-out sales pitches like most companies) with good communication. We got all new good work and changed some window designs, which was a big project for the size of our windows. The crew who installed them did an impeccable job and were very fast.”
“Tim did a fantastic job. He was very honest and knowledgeable and asked what we wanted and what our goals were for the windows and the house. No upselling and he was not pushy at all. I felt like we got a great quality product at a great price. I also feel really good about their install process which a lot of other companies do not talk about. We definitely will be calling Tim when we need more windows at this house or the next.”
SLIDING WINDOW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What colors and materials are available for sliding windows?
Pella offers wood, fiberglass and vinyl options. Wood offers the most versatility with color options and includes a lifetime warranty unique to Pella. Vinyl offers a good price point without sacrificing quality. It is also the most energy-efficient option, making it excellent for cold winters. Fiberglass is the strongest option. It also gives a sleek, modern look and a wide variety of color options.
What are the advantages of sliding windows?
Because of their streamlined design and oversized glass panels, sliding windows have several advantages such as easy to clean, easy to operate and optimize natural light.
What is a left vs. right venting sliding window?
Viewing from outside the home, a right-venting sliding window means it will slide open from left to right, and a left-venting sliding window means it will slide open from right to left.
Are sliding windows energy efficient?
Yes, sliding windows, available in fiberglass and vinyl, offer enhanced energy efficiency. These designs have an interlocking system where the sashes come together to create a tight air seal.
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