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 easier and smoother operation. Many modern and ranch-style homes are designed using the slider window style. 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.

Two-Lite Sliders

2 Lite Slider

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.

Three-Lite Sliders

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.

Sliding Window
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.

Sash Window Lift Out

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