Jan 31, 2019

What is a Sliding Window and How Can it Benefit Your Home?

A home window replacement can be a daunting task.  Understanding how to choose a window while finding the perfect fit for your home takes research. Finding a reputable contractor to go through your options with you and gathering referral information will help validate their expertise. Check with the BBB, friends and family and do some research before starting your new project.

What Is a Slider Window?

A sliding window is horizontal and opens by gliding from side to side joining at the sash in the middle. Acting as a double hung window turned on its side, a sliding window is an admirable choice for your home. Their installation allows for increased ventilation because both sides of the window can be opened at the same time.  In addition, they provide panoramic views.  The slender vertical lines provide a chic look to your abode.

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What Is The Best Placement For A Sliding Window?

Sliding windows best fit in places where there is more horizontal space than vertical space on your walls. Contributing a contemporary look will have you relishing in your new view. Sliding windows work terrific for rooms that require enhanced ventilation without restricting your view. Typically put in harder to reach places, sliding windows are versatile in any home design.

Pros and Cons of Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are easy to maintain. With the ability of dropping down, the window can come inside the home. This allows easy access to its entirety giving you reach to clean. The hardware for a sliding window is durable and rarely need replacing, making these windows super cost efficient. Another point of convenience is that the locking mechanisms are extremely easy to use.

One problematic issue with slider windows is that if the sash in the middle does not seal correctly, air infiltration can take place.  It’s a common sign that your home’s windows were installed incorrectly. Having this gap in the sash can also end up creating a rattling sound if there’s a strong wind.  Lastly,tracks on the sliders tend to collect dirt quicker due to exposure, which requires more attention to maintain. 

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Susan N.
MInneapolis, MN
April 6, 2022

I had all my windows, screens and trim replaced in a 3rd floor corner condo. The new windows are fantastic. In cold weather my unit is now about 7 degrees warmer with no drafts. The installation occurred in below zero temperatures and the crew did a tremendous job. A follow-up visit by their quality assurance inspector insured that everything was done to their high standards. I would recommend this company without reservation.

Pat H.
Roseville, MN
February 18, 2022

"I've used Lindus Construction many times: roof, windows and recently an egress window. I would never hire anyone else. I know I can trust their work. The best."

Kathie R.
Eden Prairie, MN
February 14, 2022

"Lindus Construction was selected to replace six windows in my home. The crew arrived on schedule and performed the installation in two days. The workers did a great job and were very careful in cleanup and avoiding the tracking of snow into my living space. The work was carried out in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to others."

Tom N.
Apple Valley, MN
February 10, 2022

"Great attention to detail. The finished product looked beautiful and they wasted no time finishing the project."

Margaret C.
Rosemount, MN
January 27, 2022

"I am VERY happy with my experience with Lindus.  The crews sent were friendly & did great work. I LOVE my block windows in the basement and the doors they installed."

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Shorewood, MN
January 6, 2022
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