Each home has its own set of requirements. When it comes to replacement windows, several factors like room type, architectural style, and living space are considered by most homeowners. If you want to improve daylighting in small rooms but need space-saving units, Renewal by Andersen® recommends gliding windows.
What Are Gliding Windows?
Sliding windows are similar to double-hung windows. Instead of up-and-down operation, sliding windows open from side-to-side, running on tracks. This type of windows does not need a locking mechanism to keep it open. Since sash weight isn’t as crucial for it to comfortably operate, you can have much bigger sliding windows made.
Renewal by Andersen gliding windows are durable and come with specially-designed tracks that ensure smooth operation, requiring minimal effort to operate. We also use the same concept on our contemporary sliding patio doors.
What Are The Benefits?
If your room has pathways or other busy areas with high foot traffic outside, you cannot install operating windows that open outward. This type of windows could block the path every time. You could compromise by only slightly opening the casements every time you need ventilation, but you couldn’t optimize your new windows this way. Double-hung windows are certainly an option, but the size would be limited.
This is where gliding windows work best. They take minimal space because of their orientation and can provide maximum ventilation regardless of size. The lack of joints or cranks also make it much easier to maintain, and you can place furniture or window treatments in front of it without worrying about swing space.
Why Choose Renewal by Andersen Units?
We create replacement windows to fit the wall opening perfectly to reduce air leaks. With energy-efficient materials such as Fibrex® material frames and dual-panel High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options, you can also enjoy more savings on your energy bills.
You can also improve your home’s aesthetic appeal because of our customization options. You can choose your own colors and finishes and pair them with stylish hardware. You can also have grille patterns installed on your windows for added curb appeal.
If you would like to know more about our gliding windows, call Renewal by Andersen of Orange County today. We have helped CA homeowners around Mission Viejo and Orange County through our window options. To schedule a free in-home consultation, you can call us at (949) 216-7711. You can also fill out our contact form. We’ll be happy to give you a free quote.