Slider Windows

Slider windows are thought to have been first developed in Europe over 300 years ago, and are another very popular window type found throughout the U.S. These are typically rectangular windows with a traditional look, and they open and close just as their name implies – by sliding!

Slider Window Design & Features

Slider windows are somewhat similar in appearance to vertically-hung windows, but they’re different in that they open and close by sliding horizontally. Unlike single-hung and double-hung windows with their grid of smaller panes, slider windows typically offer larger, more unbroken views. Single-slider windows have one fixed and one sliding sash, while double-slider windows feature two sashes which can be opened and shut independently.

Here are a few more key features of slider windows:

  • Make use of low-friction rolling sliders, so they’re easier to operate than traditional up-and-down windows
  • Offer wide sightlines and unimpeded views
  • Well-suited for harder-to-reach areas, like behind a kitchen sink or other areas where raising and lowering a vertical window is impractical
  • Modern slider windows are very energy efficient
  • Great solution for ventilation
  • Can be paired with picture windows or other fixed window styles for added functionality
  • Available in many custom shapes, sizes, grille & grid patterns, and colors
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Some Smart Choices for Slider Window Products

There is no shortage of window manufacturers on the market; how do you decide which product is best for your slider window needs? If you’re looking for an affordable vinyl window that still performs well, you might consider the Aspect vinyl window series from ProVia. These windows are extremely durable and energy efficient, and Aspect Slider windows come standard with patented SunShield Vinyl, brass rollers, and dual weatherstripping. Looking for a window with one of the most proven track records in the business? You can’t go wrong with slider windows from Pella. For vinyl, their Encompass, 250 Series, and 350 Series offer style, performance, and quality craftsmanship. Or would you rather opt for the strongest, most durable material available in windows? Choose the incredibly strong fiberglass option provided by Pella’s Impervia product line.

Skywalker Offers and Installs a Full Selection of Premier Slider Windows

At Skywalker Windows & Siding, we are happy to provide quality windows from top manufacturers like ProVia, Pella, and the West Window Corporation (located in nearby Martinsville, VA). Slider windows look great, are energy-efficient, and are amazingly easy to operate. All of our slider windows can also be customized with various frame, hardware, and grid options to match your preferences and needs.

No matter what type of material or style of window product you’re considering, Skywalker can offer you a range of solutions that will exceed your expectations. How do we know? It’s not just about offering great products; we also have all the tools, know-how, and experience to provide you the BEST window installation and workmanship within our service footprint of NC and VA. Got questions? Ready to get started? Reach out to us today! We’d be glad to give you the opportunity to experience the Skywalker difference for yourself!

More Features & Benefits of Slider Windows

While casement windows are fairly easy to navigate with their built-in crank operation, modern slider windows glide open almost effortlessly with the simple push of a finger. Very user-friendly for children, senior adults, and those with physical impairments! Slider windows offer great ventilation and outdoor viewing possibilities, but what if you prefer a more “classic” look? Grilles can be mounted internally between the panes, and/or externally if you prefer. Slider windows come in many popular frame materials, including wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and combination clad options.

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