Sliding windows are a great addition to any home. They save space, provide unobstructed views and are easy to use and maintain.
What are their other advantages?
1. Ease of Use
Sliding windows have simple opening mechanisms that are easy to use. Thanks to their ease of use, sliding windows are often installed in hard-to-reach areas, like the area above the kitchen sink.
2. Ease of Maintenance
Sliding windows’ simple opening mechanisms are also easier to clean. Simply take the windows off the tracks and then vacuum off dust and brush off grime. Renewal by Andersen® also added a few features to lower our windows’ maintenance needs. For instance, a Renewal by Andersen sliding window replacement has rust-resistant Fibrex® tracks shaped for easier cleaning.
What Is Fibrex?
Fibrex is an exclusive proprietary composite that combines the best qualities of wood and vinyl. This material is exceptionally durable (it’s two-times stronger than vinyl and doesn’t expand or contract in extreme temperatures) and resists common window issues such as rot and corrosion.
3. Space-Saving Design
Sliding windows are a great choice if you want to free up space in your home. Since sliding windows, as the name suggests, slide instead of swinging open, they take up less space.
4. Unobstructed Views
Thanks to their simple frame designs, sliding windows have wider glass areas that can give you better views of the scenery outside.
Important note: Windows with wide glass areas can improve indoor natural lighting and brighten the mood inside. However, sunlight can be too much of a good thing. To prevent your home from becoming too warm, we recommend installing energy-efficient windows with glass glazing. Renewal by Andersen offers a wide variety of energy-efficient glass options. One of them is our High Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™glass, which is 45% and 56% more energy-efficient than a dual-pane glass unit in summer and winter respectively.