What is a sliding window?

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

Two-lite sliding window
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.

Safe and Easy Cleaning

Window removal-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