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Advantages of Sliding Windows

When it’s time for window installation, many homeowners choose sliding windows. These are different from conventional single- or double-hung windows in that they open horizontally, or to the side, rather than vertically. Like other types of windows, they’re available in a choice of styles, colors, materials, and finishes.

Advantages Of Sliding Windows

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Why would it be better to have windows that open to the side? Here are several advantages of sliding window installation to help you decide:

Unobstructed View

Sliding windows easily frame the scenery. Larger than their double-hung counterparts, they give you more of that natural view. The outside world is therefore a part of your environment so you can appreciate it every day. With an expanded view of the outdoors comes more natural lighting, leaving a brighter room. You can also rely less on electric lights and more on the soothing, warming sun’s rays; hence, our next advantage.

Energy Efficiency

Heat from the sun reduces demand on your cooling system. Window glazing helps reduce energy bills by blocking the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. With a low-E coating, most UV rays are blocked, which can prevent flooring materials and furniture from fading over time. Non-conductive spacers and insulating gas between window panes help too. They work in summer and winter to manage a comfortable temperature level indoors.


Sliding windows provide a tight, firm seal. There aren’t any complicated parts to get in the way. A perfect fit and lack of extra moving components mean there’s less risk of air leakage and infiltration. This leads to a greater level of comfort and reduced demand on your HVAC system.


Sliding windows have fewer moving components, such as springs and pulleys, that can wear out. Since these parts aren’t present, they can’t fail and won’t need replacement. In fact, sliding windows are easier to operate. They usually have rollers on one side, allowing one pane to move while the other is stationary. There’s no complicated mechanism to deal with. Just push the window open with minimal effort.

Ease of Use

You don’t have to be especially handy to operate the window. The rollers and tracks are designed so that the window can glide open and closed with very little effort. Just release the latch, and the window is ready to open.

Low Maintenance

Fewer moving parts also means less maintenance. A properly installed sliding window can last many years. Just pop out the working pane of glass to clean it; some versions tilt to make cleaning a synch, inside and out. Sliding windows can also allow room for window air conditioning units


Sliding windows are also incredibly secure. They integrate heavy-duty cam sweep locks, which are perpendicularly mounted. While these are easy to unlock from the inside, unwanted guests from outside will find it very difficult to operate. Therefore, sliding windows can protect your home and family from break ins.

Let Window World of Boston Help You Find the Best Sliding Windows

Window World of Boston offers the best options in sliding windows. A wide variety of style, color, and materials options are available. Our sliding windows feature a durable mainframe and sash. Made of 100% virgin vinyl, it will not warp, chip, peel, or crack. A metal-reinforced interlock system boosts security and comfort while preventing air infiltration, while our windows feature high-performance insulation and double-barrier weatherstripping as well.

For more information, call our Woburn or Pembroke office and ask about our options, financing, and warranty, or request a free sliding window installation estimate online today!

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