This type of window has two parts that slide from left to right. On this type of window, the screen is on the outside. They are very common in buildings built since the fifties and are often used as basement windows.
With simple to use mechanism and requiring little long-term maintenance, sliding windows are an economical solution. In addition to being energy-efficient, sliding windows are available in various materials.
Models that include a row of single glass panes on the outside and double glass panes inside offer a higher level of soundproofing appreciated by people living in areas with heavy traffic.
The maximum dimensions for a window with two components are 80 inches wide by 60 inches tall. If the size of the opening is larger, a window with three sliding panels can reach a width up to 144 inches.
When buying large sliding windows, you must pay particular attention to the mechanism that ensures the sliding of panels on the frame. Indeed, the weight of major components adds pressure on the hardware, which must be of superior quality to ensure ease of operation and durability.
All current sliding windows have a full or half-width screen and tilt-in panels for easy maintenance. Sliding windows are most often manufactured with two or three panels, but can also be combined with fixed panels.