What is a horizontal sliding window?

Sliding windows, also known as gliding windows, slider windows or pocket sliders operate horizontally with one sash sliding in a pocket past the other to provide ventilation. Many ranch style homes are designed around the look of the horizontal sliding window. The Window Source has both two and three-lite sliders to maintain the unique appearance of this architectural style. Sliding panels glide horizontally and lift out for cleaning. The center fixed lite of the three-lite model can be either one half or one third width

Two-Lite Sliders

A two lite slider also referred to as a two section slider has two equal size sashes. Each sash operates to allow for ventilation from either side of the unit.

Three-Lite Sliders

A three lite slider also referred to as a three section slider has a fixed center sash with an operative sash on both sides. The fixed center sash may be twice the width of the two operative sashes in a 1/4 – 1/2 – 1/4 configuration. Alternatively, all three sashes can have the same width in a 1/3 – 1/3 – 1/3 configuration.

Safe and Easy Cleaning

sash-lift-outWhen not in the locked position the sashes may be lifted out for safe and easy cleaning eliminating the need for exterior cleaning with a ladder.

Slider Window Features

  • Multi-chambered vinyl frames
  • Fusion-welded sashes and mainframes
  • Sashes lift out for safe and easy cleaning
  • Warm edge spacer system
  • Double insulated glass
  • Meets Energy Star requirements with LowE/Argon