Single- and Double-Sliding Windows: A Quick Comparison

Single- and Double-Sliding Windows: A Quick Comparison

March 13, 2020

Sliding windows are one of the most practical options for window replacement. Their sleek and minimalist design makes them perfect additions to both traditional and modern homes. While they’re a great fit in almost every room of your home, they can also be installed in busy areas of your home where windows that swing open may interfere, like a corridor or a stairway.

There are two types of sliding windows—one with a single sliding sash and the other with two sashes sliding together on a horizontal track. Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, your local contractor for your casement and double-hung window needs, provides a quick comparison between the two.

About Single-Sliding Windows

A single-sliding window is a popular window style among homeowners tackling window replacement. It consists of two panels, with one sliding on the track and the other being stationary. It has the charm of traditional windows but with a modern touch, making it a good fit for contemporary home styles.

If you are looking for replacement windows that can provide adequate airflow for a certain location in your home or a particular room, this window style may be just what you need. In addition to its majestic appearance, a single-sliding window is also easier to maintain because it only has fewer mechanical parts than conventional windows.

Double-Sliding Windows

A double-sliding window offers the same versatility and low-maintenance qualities as the one above. With this, however, you can enjoy the advantage of improved airflow, thanks to both sashes being operable. You have the choice to open the left or right panel, or even both. This flexibility allows for maximum control over your room’s ventilation.

Single-sliding windows are usually smaller in width, while the double-sliding windows come in a wider configuration. In both cases, however, you have the choice to customize the window size based on your home’s requirements.

Enjoy the benefits of sliding windows today with the help of the experts from Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee. To learn more about our other window offerings like specialty and picture windows, give us a call at (262) 522-3034. You may also fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Waukesha and the surrounding communities.

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Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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