If you’re weighing up options for your new windows then you might want to consider installing sliding windows. They have a classic appearance, are easy to operate, and also give you a wider view of your garden or of the surrounding countryside. So to help you make a decision, let’s take a look at them in a little more detail.
What are sliding windows exactly?
A sliding window consists of one fixed pane together with another sliding pane. In order to open or close the window, the pane slides along a track that is fitted inside the window frame itself.
So what about the benefits?
Sliding windows offer numerous benefits including:
Easy to use
When it comes to opening or closing your windows, then a sliding window has to be the easiest of all. Simply unlock it (that’s if you have a lockable window) and then slide the glass pane along to as far as you want it to be. To close it, simply slide it back again and the latch will click back into place.
Hard wearing and low in maintenance
Very little can go wrong with a sliding window since it is made up of just a few components and doesn’t require any pulleys or springs for its operation. In fact, mechanically speaking, all there is are the tiny wheels inside the track which the window uses to glide along. Since there are so few components, then maintenance is really low key and involves little more than lubricating the slider from time to time and cleaning out any dirt or debris from the track using the pointed nozzle of your vacuum cleaner.
Another redeeming feature of sliding windows is that compared to other styles of window they’re a very cost effective solution. Not only is the price lower but they’ll last longer and need considerably less maintenance, so you shouldn’t be hit with any repair bills or need to replace them in the foreseeable future.
Sliding windows can be opened as far as you want to let the fresh air into your home and can also be fitted with insect screens to keep pesky bugs out while still allowing the air in. They can also be fitted with a variety of glazing including standard single glazing as well as low e-glass, double glazing, and safety glass. In fact you can improve the energy efficiency of your sliding windows enormously by installing double glazing or low-e glass and this in turn will reduce the need for heating and cooling, lowering the costs of your energy bills.
Here at Down Under we can combine sliding widows with fixed windows to give you total flexibility in your design. Or if you prefer we can design a widow and door concept that will give your home a makeover. Manufactured from aluminium with a choice of coloured powder coating, your property will be the envy of your neighbours. Why not contact us today on 07 3807 3355 and we’ll measure up and give you a no-obligation quote for free.