Wednesday July 26, 2017

What’s the Benefit of a Double Horizontal Slider Window?

by Joann Whetstine

One of the most exciting benefits that comes from buying replacement windows is the chance to change how your current window operates.

What if you’ve been living with a picture window, but it’s located in a place where you get a lot of direct sunlight and it makes that area of your room or home really hot? Wouldn’t it be nice to get a cross breeze blowing through your house?

What is the Difference between a Slider and a Double Slider Window?

If you have decided it’s time to change your window operating style, you may be wondering what the difference is between a Horizontal Slider and a Double Horizontal Slider. Both styles are very helpful for allowing air to flow through your home, but, there are a few differences to consider as you determine what will work best for you.

Horizontal Slider

single horizontal slider window

If you do have a spot in your home, or a particular room, that could really benefit from some increased airflow, a standard horizontal slider window may be just what you need. This is a very popular window style and you can choose if you would like the sliding panel to move to the left or to the right. In this operating style, one panel slides and the other is stationary. A window with a smaller width works well with this solution.

how does a horizontal slider window open?

Double Horizontal Slider 

double horizontal slider window

With a double slider window, you will also enjoy the advantage of improved air flow, but now it’s on both ends of the window and not just one side. When you wish to open your window, you can decide to open the left or the right, or both, providing you with maximum control over the ventilation in your room. This is a great solution if you have a particularly wide window.

how does a double horizontal slider window open?

In both options, the sashes are easy to remove for cleaning and maintenance, so, make the choice based on how you plan to use the window, how much air flow you are hoping to gain and where you want to direct it. 



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horizontal slider window

I liked that you said that a horizontal slider window works well with a smaller width. My wife is wanting to replace our windows to the back patio this summer and we're wondering what kind of windows to get. This helped give us ideas.


I like that you said that a double horizontal slider window is a popular window style that can allow you to move the sliding panel to the left or right. This is something that I will share with my sister since she is looking to have new windows installed in her house. She particularly wants soundproof windows because she easily gets distracted by the outside noise when she is working or relaxing at home.

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