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Types of Windows: Sliding Windows

6/24/2014 9:02:55 AM

This blog post, the fourth of a four-part series, highlights another one of the most popular window types used in the U.S. today—the sliding window.

Sliding, or slider, windows are known for their ease of operation, wide sightlines, and flexible design options.


History of Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are believed to have been invented in the 17th century in Holland. Originally known as the Yorkshire sash window, sliding windows have existed and evolved for hundreds of years. Originally, horizontal sash sliding windows simply used interlocking wooden frames that would slide open. Today, the basic operation is the same, but modern sliding windows utilize low friction rolling sliders, allowing easy operation at the push of a finger. This simplicity makes them popular for hard-to-reach areas.

What Are Sliding Windows?

Sliding windows are horizontal, with sashes that slide back and forth rather than up and down like more traditional windows. They are essentially double hung windows turned on their side.

Architectural Sliding WindowAluminum-Clad Sliding WindowVinyl Sliding Window
Wood Sliding Window    Fiberglass Sliding Window

Weather Shield Sliding Windows

Weather Shield offers several models of sliding windows designed to appeal to a wide range of homeowners. Whether you’re looking for an affordably priced vinyl window, an environmentally friendly fiberglass window, or an architectural-grade product, we have the slider window for you. We offer thousands of potential design and color combinations, so we are confident you’ll find the perfect window for your project.

Aspire Series – Vinyl-Clad Sliding Windows

Vinyl Sliding Window Aspire Series vinyl clad wood sliding windows are easy to operate, sliding horizontally with a push of your finger. Flush mounted latches make it easy to remove the sash for cleaning, but durable sash locks keep the unit secure when not in use. Many options are available to complete the look of your windows.

To learn more about our Aspire Series slider windows, click here .

EnduraShield Series – Fiberglass Sliding Windows

Fiberglass Sliding Window Choose either double or triple fiberglass-clad wood sliding windows to create a contemporary look in your home. Sashes operate easily from side-to-side and can be removed to make cleaning a breeze. Choose from a variety of options to complete your design.

To learn more about our EnduraShield Series sliding windows, click here .

Signature Series – Aluminum-Clad Sliding Windows

Aluminum-Clad Sliding Window Available with an extruded aluminum-clad exterior and wood interior, Signature Series sliding windows glide sideways for ventilation and can be tilted in for easy cleaning. Units can be ordered as double or triple sliders for additional light and ventilation. A wide variety of glass, grille, finish, and exterior trim options are available to complete your window design.

To learn more about our Signature Series sliding windows, click here .

Premium Series – Architectural-Grade Aluminum-Clad Sliding Windows

Architectural Sliding Window Weather Shield Premium Series™ sliding windows are an ideal alternative to casement windows when outside clearances are an issue. Units can be ordered as double sliders or triple sliders for additional light and ventilation.

To learn more about our Premium Series sliding windows, click here .

Find a Local Weather Shield Dealer in Your Area

If you are thinking about replacing your windows and are interested in learning more about our sliding window options, we have an extensive dealer network throughout the country. We make finding a reputable replacement window contractor easy and stress-free. Simply visit our dealer locator , enter your zip code, and choose from a dealer close to you!

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