Sliding and gliding windows stay on track — literally. Each sash is mounted on a horizontal guide track, allowing the operator to simply slide one past the other. They're a terrific choice for any room; but they're especially well-suited for walls that face outdoor common areas such as decks, patios, and walkways since they do not swing outward.
Glide into your next home improvement or window replacement project with Hodges Windows & Doors.
Simply slide these windows from side-to-side to open and close. Their accessibility makes clean-up a breeze.
Install short and skinny sliding and gliding windows where privacy is your priority; install taller and wider sliding and gliding windows facing the backyard or patio and take in the scene.
Each sliding sash pulls away from the frame, allowing top-to-bottom airflow through the resulting opening.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sliding windows?
The main advantages of sliding windows are their durability and ease of use. Sliding windows are constructed with fewer moving parts than those that operate with cranks or hinge mechanisms, such as awning windows and casement windows. Furthermore, they do not have gravity working against them in the same way as double-hung windows, which rely on balances and springs to prevent dropping.
A notable disadvantage of a sliding window is that it can be notoriously difficult to clean from the outside. Unlike double-hung window sashes that tilt inward for easy access to both sides of the pane, removing sliding window sashes from their tracks is a much more cumbersome task.
Where is the best place to install sliding windows?
The best places to install a sliding window include above kitchen countertops for easier operation, in bathrooms or bedrooms for privacy, and in rooms that face outdoor common areas such as decks, patios, and walkways — because they do not swing outward, there's no risk of anyone bumping into them while they're out working in the yard or hanging out with friends!
How do I prevent a sliding window from getting stuck?
To prevent a sliding window from getting stuck, cleaning and lubrication of the tracks are of utmost importance. Vacuum any debris from the rails, then clean with a cloth dampened with furniture wax (wood) or household cleaner (vinyl). Check to make sure there isn't any dried or chipped paint along the tracks as well, as this can obviously interfere with their operation.
When lubricating, use common wax (wood) or silicone lubricant (vinyl) — once a year should ensure your sliding windows work smoothly for years to come.
How much do sliding windows cost?
As of 2020, the cost of sliding windows ranged between $378 and $1,285 fully installed, depending on the size of the window and the framing material chosen. The average cost of a replacement sliding window was $832.
Are sliding windows energy efficient?
Yes, sliding windows are among the most energy efficient windows on the market, especially compared with other operable window varieties. This goes back to their simpler construction that allows the sashes to create an airtight seal against the frame when closed and locked. As with other window types, low-e glass coatings and insulated dual- or triple-paned technologies can further enhance their ability to filter out harmful UV radiation and prevent heat loss or gain.
The deck door is fabulous and the installation is super!!! I love how wide it is, and how easily it opens and it actually locks! thank you for the expert product and installation.
All in all a really fantastic company - they've been in business a long time and it shows based on how they treat the costumer. Am planning to do windows next year, and they will be my first phone call.
Everything was excellent. The salesman offered good advice and provided examples of how the end result would look. Hodges' workers arrived on time and worked quickly. The lead installer was quite knowledgeable as well, so the job was done neatly and without incident.
Hodges had very knowledge salespeople, highly skilled installation crews, and the product lives up to expectations. You can't ask for better than that.
We love our new door. The installation work was timely, quick and well-done.
The installer, who I think was Tom Langworthy, did excellent work. He was respectful of our space and cleaned up after himself. He always conducted himself in a professional manner. He seems highly competent and he engenders confidence in his workmanship.
Your guys did a great job. The temperature in the house is up by 3 degrees and the heat pump is running half as much.
I think they did a very good job. I will go back to them in a heartbeat.
The whole process from initial meeting to installation was painless and quite surprisingly, a lot less expensive than we thought it would be... Thanks again for taking such good care of us. If anyone I know is looking for new windows, I will certainly recommend your company.
We will definitely be using Hodges again when we look to replace some windows in our house
Throughout the entire process - from our first meeting to the on-going daily supervision - by you of the job, the professionalism, the quality of the products, and the workmanship
Thank you so much for fixing my window today! Thank you for coming even though these windows aren't yours......No wonder the management office here thinks you guys can do anything and are the most helpful window company around.
I wouldn't deal with anyone else. Working with Hodges, I know I can get anything I want, and my imagination can run wild.
Your craftsmanship made all the difference, and it was nice getting to know you. We hope to hire you again.
We are so very, very happy (once again!) with the Hodges Company....this is the third time we have had a project completed, and each time we've been so pleased.
I couldn't be more pleased with both my windows and the installation and now "on a clear day I can see forever". If you would like to use me as a reference I would be more than happy to cooperate.
I just wanted to express my appreciation to the team your company sent to install a few doors and repair windows in our house. They were professional, caring, cooperative and extremely courteous. They are a major asset to your company. On the whole, our experience with the Hodges Company has been very positive and we happily recommend your services to others.
Tom is definitely a master craftsman and did an excellent job. Just want you and the company to know that both Tom and Larry did an outstanding job and we are very pleased with the results.
I am so pleased with my windows, your installers and staff. I would indeed recommend your company to anyone and everyone. They were quick, efficient and very polite.
I must tell you that Mark Russow and everyone at The Hodges Window Company are nothing less than a great representative/distributor for your company and we will not hesitate to recommend both companies to our friends and family.
We enjoyed meeting with Brian Whitehouse and were impressed with his ability to explain our options, always respecting our wishes and never annoying us with hard-sell tactics...It was such a pleasure to deal with people who know their job and do it well.
Before, we could never keep up with the cold. Now we just turn the heat on, and it stays in the building. Complaints are way down, and we're very happy.
I want you to know that your two colleagues who installed the windows did an outstanding job...Jean and I could not be more pleased.