Replacing broken or worn out windows in your home is a great way to save money on your energy bills while at the same time, updating the look of your home. There are several different types of Energy Efficient Windows from which to choose. Once you have made the decision to purchase replacement windows, your window contractor can help you make the right choice as far as style, brand, color etc. Having a little information ahead of time, you will be able to make your final decision easier and more appropriate for your tastes.
Sliding windows, often called sliders, are a popular choice for window replacement. They are in the same family as the double hung window, the only difference is that the sliding window opens sideways instead of up and down. These windows are on rollers for easy opening and closing. Sliding windows offer a beautiful, elegant, modern view of the outside world as well as being very attractive from the curb. One thing that makes
this type of window popular is the fact that they are very easy to clean. They can be easily lifted out of the track or sometimes, on certain models, they can tilt in for easy access and cleaning. Because the sliding windows slide as opposed to cranking out, they are space savers. Therefore, they don't interfere with walkways, patios or landscaping. They have a range of sizes from small windows for bathrooms all the way up to sliding glass patio doors.
Sliding windows are made from a few different materials, most commonly wood, aluminum and vinyl. The wood windows come in pine, fur and pre-primed to be painted or stained to match your decor. Vinyl and aluminum offer a clean appearance and are easy to clean and can come in a variety of colors that can complement or contrast with your room colors.
Most sliding windows slide horizontally and will open the full length of the window. These windows can come with insulated glass and weather stripping for a tight fit. If properly installed, the window will hold the temperature that you desire in and will help prevent drafts, saving on energy bills. So look into sliding windows to add beauty and functionality to your home.
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