A slider window is basically a horizontal window with sashes that slide back and forth, practically much like a double hung window that is turned on its side. It opens by moving the sashes to the left and right.
Slider windows are ideal to install on walls that have insufficient vertical height, but more than enough horizontal space such as over kitchen counters and sinks. They are also ideal in places where you don’t want your windows to protrude like next to walkways or patios.
Popular for meeting bedroom egress requirements, this type of windows is often the preferred choice for contemporary and modern homes rather than the conventional colonial style double hung windows. Slider windows can be single or double sliders. The former only have one side that can be slid to open or close while the latter have both sashes working. Double sliders are the more popular varieties as they offer excellent ventilation capabilities. They are the ideal choice especially in rooms with limited space and can only often accommodate a single window.
Sometimes, single or double sliders, especially the more expensive types, can also be tilted in or out to allow them to provide even better ventilation. You may also choose to add some useful features such as unique frame finishes, insect screens, wooden grills, and even a specific type of glass. For instance, you can choose to have tinted glass that can offer better protections against UV light, or one that has a specific shade.
Basically, slider windows are designed with quality and ease of operation in mind. They provide a number of benefits that make them the ideal choice for many homes.