6 Reasons a Gliding Window May be the Perfect Solution for your Home



Whether you’re creating a new look or matching the original style of your home, a gliding window is ideal for homeowners looking for a contemporary, ventilating, easy-to-use, and versatile solution. Gliding windows, often called sliding windows, have some key benefits and features that set it apart from other window styles.

Space Savers

Because the sash do not open outward, gliding windows are the perfect solution in a room where a projecting window (open or closed) may interfere with walkways, patios, decks, or landscaping. A gliding window sash operates in a horizontal fashion to allow for full top or bottom ventilation.


Both sash of a gliding window can slide, so you can open the left side, the right side, or a portion of both for maximum ventilation. Gliding windows are also available with a stationary sash, where one sash is not movable.

More Light

The narrow, contoured frames of our gliding windows (made with Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex® material) allow more glass viewing area! In fact, the gliding window has the maximum glass area of any of our operable windows.

Various Styles

Find a gliding window that functions for your lifestyle and space. Choose a Gliding Fractional Vent window when you want a smaller opening or go with a Gliding Triple window to maximize the ventilation on both sides. Our options don’t stop there—combine this window style with a picture window or specialty window to make the most of any large window opening! Thanks to Andersen’s strong and exclusive Fibrex® material, we’re able to custom craft very large gliding windows with maximum viewing area to fit an exact opening in a home.

Reliable and Easy to Use

The design of the gliding window incorporates a dual mono-rail system and weather stripping to ensure proper weather performance. They open on smooth, easy-to-maintain tracks, and lift out so you can easily clean the exterior glass from inside your home.


Like all of our Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows, you can customize the color, the hardware, and the grilles for your windows to match the rest of your home.  


Want to see what a Renewal by Andersen® gliding window might look like on your home? Download our 3D app and find out! To learn more about options, features, and benefits of our gliding windows, have the chance to get all your questions answered, and receive pricing information, schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our design consultants. 


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