At Fremantle Door & Window Company, we have built hundreds of custom built windows for our Perth area clients. People who are used to more conventional windows tend to ask us, “Why sliding windows?” We would like to tell you a few of the reasons that so many homeowners in the Perth area are opting for sliding windows.
What Are Sliding Windows?
Sliding windows have two panes: one that slides and one that stays still. The sliding frame slides on a track located at the bottom of the window.
Sliding windows require a very small amount of maintenance. They have almost no moving parts. This means it is much more difficult for something to go wrong. If you vacuum the dirt out of the track and lubricate the slider periodically, your sliding window will provide years of service.
A side effect of all this simplicity and low maintenance: sliding windows are extremely durable.
Ease of Operation
A perfectly built, well maintained sliding window is one of the easiest windows you will ever move. The window moves from side to side, which is very efficient, especially if you have kept up on maintenance. All you do is slide the moving pane from side to side. That’s it.
Not only are sliding windows very functional, they are also very versatile. They can be opened wide with or without flyscreens to let in fresh air. They can be glazed in different gradients from standard glass to safety glass. If you can use low-e or double glazed glass, it can help you save a lot of money on energy for heating and cooling.
Sliding windows are simple and not as expensive as you would think. Because they are so simply built, they are cost effective in three ways: inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to maintain and they have a long shelf life compared to many other types of windows.
To learn more, call Fremantle Door & Window today: 1300 308 323.