• Wood glider window in kitchen
  • Exterior photo of glider window
  • Glider/sliding window in kitchen
  • Glider/sliding window in wood-themed kitchen
  • Glider/sliding window in living room
  • Glider windows in living room
  • Exterior photo of large glider window that looks into the kitchen from the patio
  • White glider/sliding window in kitchen

Sliding Windows

Glider windows, which are also known as sliding windows, slide open on tracks for easy use and no lifting is required. These versatile windows have a smooth operation and offer a modern and streamlined look that’s classic and contemporary. Choose sliding windows for areas of the home when a swinging window won’t work or to save space in small areas with beautiful views.

AVI offers sliding windows and glider windows that work wonderfully over sinks and in any part of the home where extra ventilation and more natural light are desired.

Features of Glider/Sliding Windows
  • Easy sliding operation with no lifting required
  • Let in more natural light with a range of sizes
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • More glass for unobstructed views
  • Save space without the need for a swinging window
  • More ventilation for increased natural air flow
  • Many hardware options to choose from
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Types of Glider/Sliding Windows

Dual Sash 

Dual sash sliding windows can have two center windows that slide apart to create a pass-through or have a sash that glides to the left or right. This type of glider window creates a classic look that goes well with any décor.

Triple Sash

Triple sash sliding windows have a large center picture window in the middle of two side windows that open. This type of glider window allows more light to come in and creates unobstructed views you’ll enjoy.

Design Considerations

Materials
Wood material for windows and doors
Wood
Steel material for windows and doors
Steel
Aluminum material for windows and doors
Aluminum
Fiberglass material for windows and doors
Fiberglass
Wood & Fiberglass material for windows and doors
Wood & Fiberglass
Grid Options for Glider/Sliding Windows
Authentic divided lite grid option
Authentic Divided Lite (ADL)

For a traditional look, authentic divided lites create patterns in glider windows and are permanently applied with a spacer between the glass.

Simulated divided lite (SDL)
Simulated Divided Lite (SDL)

With simulated divided lite sliding windows, you’ll get the look of authentic divided lites in a modern and energy-efficient way. Many AVI customers choose this glider window option.

Grilles-Between-the-Glass
Grilles-Between-the-Glass

Grilles between glass have a bar design placed between panes of glass so that the surface of the glass isn’t obstructed. This makes cleaning easy and offers a modern appearance.

Screens for Glider/Sliding Windows

It is also a good idea to have screens on your gliding windows to keep the elements of the outdoors where they belong while enjoying the benefits of fresh air. AVI can help you choose a sliding window screen that fits perfectly and meets your needs.

Bright bronze wire screen mesh

Bright - Bronze

Bright aluminum wire screen mesh

Bright - Aluminum

Black aluminum wire screen mesh

Black - Aluminum

Charcoal aluminum wire screen

Charcoal - Aluminum

Charcoal fiberglass screen mesh

Charcoal - Fiberglass

Charcoal high transparency screen mesh

Charcoal - High Transparency

Glass
Dual pane window

Dual Pane

Tripane window diagram

Triple Pane

Low-E Coatings Stacked

Low-E Coating
The Low E coating is specially designed to take advantage of the angle of the winter and summer sun. The sun’s rays are absorbed in the cooler months to keep your home warmer and reflected in the summer to keep your home cooler.

Decorative Glass
Frosted glass

Frosted

Glue chip glass

Glue Chip

Obscure glass

Obscure

Rain glass

Rain

Sandblasted glass

Sandblasted

Grooved glass

Grooved

Beveled glass

Beveled Sound Abatement

Tempered Glass
Tempered glass in bathroom

Tempered Glass is often used in bathrooms for safety reasons. The panels are heated and then cooled rapidly in a controlled environment, making the glass several times stronger than regular glass.

Tempered glass in a bathroom

Tempered Glass is ideal for use over bathtubs and in showers where if glass were to shatter, it will break into small pieces so as not to harm any occupants. Tempered glass is used in cars for the same reason.

Installation Services
Window installation services
Window Installation Services
We offer hassle-free installation with experienced installers who know our glider windows well. Since we supply and install, we can help you streamline the replacement or initial installation process to save you time, money, and headaches.
Door installation services
Installation Quality Guarantee
What really makes our window installation services stand out is how we back all of our installations with a quality guarantee. We stand by every project we do and offer a 10-year installation warranty to give you peace of mind that the job was done right.
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Glider/sliding window in living room
Glider/sliding window in wood-themed kitchen
Wood glider window in kitchen
Glider/sliding window in kitchen
Exterior photo of glider window
White glider/sliding window in kitchen
Exterior photo of large glider window that looks into the kitchen from the patio
Glider windows in living room

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