October 20, 2020

Advantages of Gliding Windows

Modern, functional and elegant — gliding windows provide many benefits for homes and businesses. They maximize the outdoor view, provide excellent energy efficiency, and are easy to slide and maintain.

Unlike more traditional double-hung windows, gliding windows open horizontally and draw the eye from side to side, maximizing the natural view. They’re perfect when you want to emphasize a particular view or brighten a living room or bedroom.

Gliding windows are also more efficient than other types of windows. They’re made with fewer moving parts so they can be closed tightly and firmly, which allows less air to enter your home. This feature results in a lower cost to cool your home in the summer and heat your home in the winter. Renewal by Andersen gliding windows also feature our exclusive Fibrex® composite frames and energy-efficient glass, such as our High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass that is 47% more efficient than ordinary dual pane glass in winter. 

Because gliding windows don’t rely on components like pulleys or springs to open, they are less likely to fail over time, providing unmatched durability. Gliding windows are also a cinch to clean for homeowners because they can be easily removed and are simple to operate. Instead of being pushed up, they easily slide to the side and are ideal for homeowners with limited mobility or for installing in hard-to-reach places. 

Renewal by Andersen’s industry-leading gliding windows come standard with an insect screen and our fully transferrable limited warranty covering parts, labor and installation. Browse our styling options and schedule a free design consultation today!


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