Today's most popular window styles are sliding windows (a.k.a. a glider). Single Slider windows, as the name implies, are opened by unlatching and sliding one of the panes horizontally in a track. Sliding windows are installed both for their exceptional functional and aesthetic benefits.
Sliders provide superior visibility, with the most minimal obstruction across the center of the glass. They let in a flood of light, which few other window styles can match. Sliding windows also provide easy, smooth functioning with minimal framing and exterior hardware.
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- What Are Single Sliding Windows?
- Sliders #1 Choice for Energy Efficiency in Arizona
- Durable Sliding Window Styles in Arizona
- Advantages of Slider Windows
- How Do Sliding Windows Work?
- Best Company for Sliding Windows Replacement & Installation in Arizona
If you need new sliding windows perfectly suited to the Arizona climate, then look no further, Call Energy Shield Window & Door Company.
Best Replacement Single Sliding Windows in Arizona
The sliding or gliding windows in our Energy Shield series provide maximum comfort in the heat and dust of the Arizona climate and offer superb levels of energy efficiency in excess of federal government requirements. The money saved on your energy bills, and the likely increase in the resale value of your home, will make your new windows a great investment.
The Energy Shield 7000 Series single sliding window is the most popular and common window style for Arizona homes. This style of window can be manufactured so either the left or right side can open. The single sliding window includes a Half Screen.
- Heavy-duty metal rollers ensure the operating sash glides smooth and quiet
- Aluminum fixed meeting rails provide superior structural strength
- Lift out sash for easy cleaning
- Fusion-welded corners
- Various grid patterns are available
Sliders #1 Choice for Energy Efficiency in Arizona
Choose from a wide range of styles to suit your personal taste and perfectly complement the architectural style of your home;
An unbeatable combination of simplicity and versatility makes the single sash sliding window our most popular design. A choice of grids is available, using wood-clad, aluminum, or vinyl frames; and windows can be fitted to open with latches either on the left or right as required. A half-screen for the opening side is also included as standard. All our windows quietly “slide and glide” on near-frictionless aluminum rollers, and all sashes can be easily removed for cleaning when required. We use only top-quality, heat-reflecting glass and argon gas in our installations, and for your complete peace of mind, all our windows are of course fully securable.
Durable Sliding Window Styles in Arizona
Energy Shield offers windows in a wide range of materials, sizes, and functional features:
- Materials: Sliding windows frames can be manufactured in aluminum, wood, or construction-grade vinyl, and can be finished in a wide range of color options.
- Sizes: Sliding windows are available in standard sizes and can be custom-made to fit virtually any home construction needs.
- Panels: Sliders can also be designed with one side fixed in position and one side movable, or with both sides movable.
- Screens: Stationary or movable screens can also be designed into the sliding window.
The Advantages of Slider Windows
With today’s huge array of window design options, a large percentage of homeowners include one or more sliding glass windows in their home improvement plans for replacement windows. A fuller list of the many benefits of sliding glass windows on a modern home includes:
- Natural Ventilation: Sliders are usually larger than more traditional window designs and typically open wider than double-hung windows, allowing superior ventilation.
- Serves as a Picture Window: Sliding windows are typically wider than that their height, which gives them dimensions like a picture window.
- Larger Sizes: Sliding windows can be built in larger sizes than double-hung windows because the sliding direction of the window is side to side instead of up and down.
- Minimal Framing: There is not as much framing to clean and maintain or interfere with your view of the outdoors.
- Low Maintenance: Sliders are constructed with fewer parts than many other window styles have, making them lower maintenance and more cost-effective over time.
- Long-Term Durability: A sliding window does not rely on pulleys or springs that wear out over time. The glass glazing applied to sliders also adds to their great durability.
- Ideal Alternative: Where casement windows, for example, would obstruct movement on porches, decks, or walkways, a sliding window doesn’t cause foot traffic impediments.
- Easy to Use: Modern sliding windows are effortless to open because they slide sideways, vs. having to be pushed upward and pulled downward.
- Ideal Access: Sliding glass windows glide easily and they don’t take up space while they’re open, so they don’t block entryways or furniture.
- Visually Appealing: Frames a wide picturesque view of the landscape and complements contemporary home design styles.
- Energy-Efficient: Modern high-performance sliders feature Low-E glass for maximum energy efficiency. The special coatings reflect heat and damaging sun rays, keeping the home cooler in hot weather and warmer through cold winter months.
- Safety and Security: Today’s state-of-the-art models feature an upgraded sliding mechanism as well as a much more snug fit in the frame opening than older versions. This means maximum slider safety benefits as well as a tight seal for better weather protection.
How Do Sliding Windows Work?
Sliding windows are horizontal, with sashes that slide back and forth horizontally along the window frame. Single Slider windows, as the name implies, are opened by unlatching and sliding one of the panes horizontally in a track. For example, a casement or awning window is designed to open and close by turning a crank handle, and double-hung windows move by pushing the sashes up and down. But, sliders rest in a track and open by sliding them to the side instead of lifting them up vertically.
Frequently Asked Questions for Single Sliding Windows
Sliding or gliding windows are a common feature in homes nowadays. Rather than opening outwardly, sliding doors open horizontally or to the side. Sliding windows move along a wooden, metallic, or vinyl track fitted at the top and bottom of the window frame. The window is then suspended with rollers that glide onto the track thus moving the sash to the side. As the sash in such windows does not move outwardly, sliding windows are ideal for rooms that face the porch, deck, or a walkway.
When removing your sliding window’s sash, follow the steps below:
- Locate the window’s track which is visible when the window is closed and using a hook,pry it out from the frame
- Slide the moving sash all the way. Tilt it forward, lift, and swing the bottom out of the window sliding
- Reverse these steps to reinstate the sash and the track
NO! Only a single hung window should be installed vertically. Window manufacturers design the windows to be oriented and move in a specific direction or function in a certain way to be effective at preventing moisture and water from getting into your home. When you change the orientation of a single-window by installing it horizontally, water and moisture may leak into your home, resulting in property damage as well as mold and mildew growth. Besides, the wrongly oriented sill implies that your window has no sill, leading to the accumulation of dust and debris. You are also at risk of voiding your product’s warranty due to incorrect installation.
While it is tempting to try to fix a broken lock yourself, feel free to contact us as all replacement windows have a lifetime warranty against defects
Yes. Installing double glazed single sliding windows is recommended for HOT Arizona weather.
A double glazed window is made up of two layers of glass panels that are separated by a void that consists of a tight vacuum or inert gas. While their benefits have been particularly touted during the colder months of the year, double glaze single-hung windows also do a great job of keeping the heat out of your home. The void between the two panes acts as insulation, thus preventing condensation and heat transfer into or out of your home. Due to the ability to control the temperatures within your home, installing double glazed windows improves your home’s energy efficiency, which could earn you some tax credits.
To effectively clean your sliding window, you need to remove the sash by following the steps provided above. Lay it on the ground and wash either side with a solution of water and a tablespoon or two of distilled white vinegar. Gently scrub with a soft cloth and dry the window with a terry towel. Polish the glass with a wad of old newspapers to get rid of water streaks. Vacuum the sliding window’s track before reinstalling.
Contact Energy Shield for Single Sliding Windows in Arizona
If you need new sliding windows perfectly suited to the Arizona climate, then look no further. At Energy Shield, we’ve been designing, building, and installing top-quality single sliding windows in and around Phoenix for more than 20 years.
Don’t forget to check out our discounts going on now, PLUS we make it easy to get new sliding windows with $0 down, 0% financing available for approved credit for our replacement windows, so contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate!
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