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Do You Need Sliding Windows? Questions to Ask Yourself

Sliding windows have unique features. While they might seem attractive, should you consider getting these windows? Here are a few questions to ask yourself. Do You Need Sliding Windows? Questions to Ask YourselfDo I Have Enough Space?

One immediate benefit of sliding windows is that they save space. Whereas other windows need space to swing open or have protruding window sashes, sliding windows operate within the width and depth of its frames. This feature gives you more flexibility with decor and furniture placement.

Do I Need Big Windows?

Sliding windows are unique in that the weight of the sashes rest on the bottom of the frame. It provides better structural support for big and heavy windows, which lets you combine two regular windows into one large one. Large windows create an open look, frame a beautiful view and allow for more natural lighting. If you’re concerned about the potential increase in your indoor cooling requirements, Renewal by Andersen® offers ENERGY STAR® windows that can block ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat from the sun without compromising natural light.

How Difficult Are They to Open?

If you or your loved ones have accessibility limitations, you need windows that can be easily opened. Sliding windows certainly fit the bill: the handles let you open and close the sashes in one motion while the window locks can be operated with just one hand.

The rail under the sashes are crucial to its smooth operation. Traditional materials like wood have high expansion and contraction rates, which cause windows to become stuck or difficult to open. Renewal by Andersen knows and understands the need for frame and sash material that overcomes these problems, which is why our window frames are exclusively made of Fibrex® material. This material combines wood fibers and polymer to help maintain its shape when exposed to temperature extremes.

Am I Exerting Too Much Effort Cleaning My Windows?

No matter the style, windows are notoriously difficult to clean, with tight spots where dirt can get stuck. Dust and grit can get stuck in sliding window rails. If window cleaning is something that you dread doing with your existing windows, then you need to pick replacement windows with features that allow for easy cleaning. Renewal by Andersen sliding windows have just such features: removable sashes, low-maintenance frames and exterior metal oxide coatings on the glass, which removes up to 99% of water spotting when activated by sunlight.

Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri is your leading provider of energy-efficient windows. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

Reviews

"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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