These are the type of window that open horizontally. You move one section of the window to the left or the right and you have an exposed opening. A Double Hung window on its side. The sashes move back and forth from the left to right or right to left. Normally they are wider but shorter. Sliding windows are often used because they make the room seem taller than it is. They work best in a shorter wall
Sliding windows normally ride on rollers. The best or made up of stainless steel rollers for a simple design, making them easier to operate and less likely to break.
Maintaining the windows is as easy as lubricating the slides once and awhile and cleaning debris out from the. Also because of the design they tend to outlast other types of new windows. No cranks to break off. No balancers to replace. They are also relatively easy to close and open because of this.
Great for Walkway or Back of the Home.
The Right Replacement Windows
Because they do not open outward they do not pose a hazard of people running into or hitting their head. I remember bumping my head while weeding the garden when I was a kid. Casement and awning windows open outwards and can pose a danger to those around them. They can create a potential hazard for the people walking around outside your home. Sliding windows do not pose this hazard because they do not protrude out into the walkway or yard giving you more space in those areas.