One of the most popular modern window styles today are sliding windows. They open up horizontally and are typically wider than they are tall. Just like sliding doors, sliding windows, or gliders, have many awesome advantages and in today’s post, your friends over at S.I.S. Exterior Renovations lists down three major ones to help you decide if they are the right windows for your space.
1. Unobstructed Views
Sliding windows are best suited for wide openings and are an excellent option if you want to have clear, unobstructed views of the outside. Since they do not have any frames to break up the glass and have minimal exterior hardware, sliding windows are a great choice if you want to brighten up a room since they also provide plenty of natural light.
2. Ease of Use
Exterior siding and window installation contractors also recommend sliding windows if you have elderly and disabled people living in your home. They are also a great option if you plan-to-age in place since they are very easy to operate and can be opened with a simple push.
3. Easy to Maintain
Sliding windows are built with fewer components than other window types which means they have a lower maintenance requirement. If you are not a fan of having to perform regular maintenance on window hardware, then sliding windows are the way to go.
4. Energy Efficiency
Having less moving parts also means that they are more energy-efficient. Sliding windows close tightly and create a great seal that prevents air leakage. Most sliding windows also use high-quality glazing and have low-E coatings which means it can help your home stay cool during summer and warm during winter.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations employ highly trained individuals and use only the highest-quality materials such as James Hardie siding and Energy Star windows. If you are a home or business owner in Calgary and are in need of exterior remodeling services, be sure to give us a call at (403) 640-1334 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.