What is a sliding window?
Sliding windows, also known as gliding windows, sliders, or pocket sliders, operate horizontally with one sash sliding in a pocket past the other to provide ventilation. The sashes glide on brass rollers to provide easy and smooth operation; and the sashes may be lifted out of the pocket for cleaning without a ladder. When in the locked position, the sashes are secure and cannot be removed. We often see the slider window style used in modern and ranch style homes.
A two-lite slider, also referred to as a two section slider, has two equally sized sashes. Each sash operates to allow for ventilation from either side of the unit.
A three-lite slider, also referred to as a three section slider, has a fixed center sash with an operative sash on both sides. The fixed center sash may be twice the width of the two operative sashes in a 1/4 – 1/2 – 1/4 configuration. Alternatively, all three sashes can have the same width in a 1/3 – 1/3 – 1/3 configuration.
Safe and Easy Cleaning
When not in the locked position, the sashes may be lifted out for safe and easy cleaning, eliminating the need for exterior cleaning with a ladder.
Slider Window Features
- Multi-chambered 3 1/4 inch vinyl frames
- Fusion-welded sashes and mainframes
- Tandem brass sash rollers for easy operation
- Sashes lift out for safe and easy cleaning
- Warm edge spacer system
- Double insulated glass
- Meets Energy Star requirements when purchased with LowE/Argon
- Transferable Lifetime Warranty