Sliding windows offer certain advantages over other window styles, which makes them worth considering when planning on having your windows replaced. In today’s post, local residential windows replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City shares a look at the advantages of sliding windows.
Sliding windows feature sashes that open sideways within its frame. It’s the ideal window style for areas where hinged or projecting windows might get in the way, such as on walls adjacent to footpaths or close-cut landscaping. Sliding windows also allow more flexibility with furniture placement, both indoors and on patios.
Bigger Glass Areas
The weight of sliding window sashes rest on tracks at the bottom of the frame. Allows switching from a large fixed window style without compromising structural support and long-term performance. This allows bigger glass areas that provide better views and more natural lighting. In addition to all of this, sliding windows provide ventilation when you need it.
Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
Sliding window sashes can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. All you need is to push the unlocked sash upward until it’s free of the bottom track. Once removed, you can lay the sashes flat on a bed or carpeted floor, and clean them with ease. Removing the sashes also lets you access tight corners. The window tracks, in particular, require thorough cleaning because dirt and grit can make the windows difficult to open and close.
Sliding windows can be opened, closed and locked using one hand. In addition to ease of use, one-handed operation is an essential feature for people who have limited use of their hands. When choosing sliding windows, it is important to choose frames and sashes made with material that expands and contracts evenly: this prevents window sashes getting stuck during seasons with extreme outdoor temperatures.
Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen replacement window frames and sashes are made with Fibrex® material, an exclusive composite that requires minimal maintenance, and remains stable even when it’s too hot or cold outside.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City is your leading provider of sliding and double hung windows, as well as other popular window styles. Give us a call at (913) 385-1300. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Olathe and Independence, MO, as well as the surrounding communities.