Now that you’ve made the decision to invest in new windows for your Toledo home, it’s time to decide what kind of windows you want as your replacements. There are many choices for today’s homeowners when they invest in window replacement, and slider windows are one of the most popular styles right now. Would slider windows be a good choice for your home?
What are Slider Windows?
Slider windows open horizontally instead of vertically. Slider windows do not use springs and pulleys to operate. They glide along a track in either direction and lift out for easy cleaning. Most of the time slider windows are larger than double-hung windows, and they give homes a fresh, updated look and can blend well with many styles.
Slider Windows Provide a Great View and Excellent Ventilation
Slider windows offer an unobstructed view of the outdoors. They provide a maximum amount of natural light to spill into your living spaces. If you like fresh air in your home, slider windows allow for maximum ventilation, too. Large spaces are ideal for slider windows, and can be a welcomed change in a room with a large outdated picture window.
Slider Windows are Durable
The springs and pulleys that operate traditional vertically hung windows will wear out or fail over time. Because slider windows don’t rely on springs and pulleys, they are more durable and generally last longer than hung windows as they are much less likely to fail over time.
Slider Windows are Easy to Use
Slider windows require very little effort to open and close. They aren’t heavy and they glide smoothly along the frame, meaning that they don’t need to be lifted when opening. Once you release the latch, you can open them by gently sliding along the frame. This style of window is excellent for windows that aren’t easy to reach and open, such as over the kitchen sink, or up high in a bathroom. For children and elderly who may have trouble opening and closing double-hung windows, slider windows are a great replacement since they are generally easy to operate.
Slider Windows are Easy to Maintain
Slider windows have fewer moving parts, which means there are fewer parts to maintain. If the windows are good quality and installed correctly, all you will need to do is regularly keep the track clean of debris with a cloth or vacuum. While double-hung windows often tilt for ease of cleaning, slider windows are able to be lifted out for cleaning.
Slider Windows are Energy Efficient
When it comes to energy efficiency, slider windows that use high quality glass are just as efficient as double-hung windows. Where slider windows have the edge is the seal that they are able to make when they are closed. The less complicated design of these windows means that they can close completely with a tight seal. This seal means that you will save even more money on your energy bills, since less air will escape through the seal.
Slider windows are a good choice for any home. They are durable, easy to operate, provide an unobstructed view of the outside, and blend seamlessly with many styles and decor. When replacing windows in your Toledo home, slider windows are a great option to consider. Armorvue Home Exteriors has been a one stop shop for home exterior improvements in the Toledo area for decades. Our high quality products coupled with our expert installers have made us an industry leader you can trust. Contact us for a virtual appointment to talk about your next exterior home improvement project today!