Why Choose Sliding Windows?

October 29, 2021 by


Why Choose Sliding Windows?

There are many reasons why our customers choose sliding windows. Sliding windows are extremely easy to use. They provide maximum ventilation and durability. Sliding windows are aesthetically pleasing and become a value booster for your home. All of our windows at United Builders feature energy efficiency and an elegant look that is customized to your home and personal style.

What Are sliding windows?

Sliding windows, also known as gliding windows, are built with long strips that smoothly move left or right in either direction. The windows slide along the window frames to open or shut in a convenient way. This feature makes the windows super easy to use. At United Builders, we offer a wide variety of sliding windows to fit your needs. We are partners with the best window manufacturers offering top-notch window quality.

Sliders offer several benefits over conventional windows which open outwards.


Sliders don’t incorporate the springs and pulleys that conventional windows use. These components often fail with time or wear down. This necessitates repairs or replacements which adds to home maintenance costs. Fewer components help to make sliders more durable than ordinary windows. Sliders also generally incorporate window glazing which adds to their durability.

Easy to Operate

It is easy to operate sliders. Simply release a latch and slide the window open or shut. Ordinary windows sometimes entail considerable effort to open and close. This is especially so when component parts get jammed or faulty.

Low Maintenance

Fewer component parts for sliders make them low-maintenance compared to ordinary windows. This makes sliders a cost-effective window choice for residential homes.

Higher Functionality

Most sliders incorporate window glazing. This improves insulation and energy efficiency for your home. You’re assured of lower energy bills over time. Window glazing reduces UV ray infiltration into your house which helps safeguard the health of your family. The sliding design also makes it easier to install insect screens. Additionally, the windows enable improved ventilation because they let in more air when fully opened.

Sliding Windows are Economical

Sliding windows are one of the most economical types of windows that you can buy. They are more cost effective than most other types of windows and not only are they cheaper to purchase, they will also last for much longer with much less maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of repairing or replacing your windows down the line.

Are Sliding Windows Really Energy Efficient?

While sliding windows are preferable for their ease-of-use, they are not able to provide as tight a seal as the casement window, which is similar in style. Consequently, normal U-factor (the insulation value) for a sliding window is around 0.18. Sliding windows’ SGHC (solar heat gain coefficient) values fall somewhere between 0.19 and 0.23. Homeowners should note that the lower these values are, the better the window’s seal and the more insulation their window provides.

The Best Window Contractor

United Builders can help you with every step of the replacement window process. We’ll never upsell, and will stick to providing you with what you need. Our goal is to make window replacement available to all of our customers by providing high-quality energy-efficient windows. To get started with your window or door replacement project, give us a call at (619) 583-7171.