They've been around for a long time and are popular because of how easy they are to open and to clean. They're perfect for renovations which have a tight budget or areas that require a window that is unobtrusive to walk ways, decks or patios. Sunview Windows and Doors in Edmonton will send a window expert to explain your options and what will work best to achieve the results you're looking for.
Sliders are available in a single slider, which means opening on one end. Double sliders which open on both ends. Finally, an end vent slider that are installed in larger openings, which consist of a slighter on each side and a fixed non-operating portion in the center. Edmonton can be very dusty, so Sunview's sliders all come with a tilt option. This allows the slider to unclip from the track and be swung to the interior. Now you can clean your glass from the inside of your home!
Another main reason that sliders are so common in Edmonton, is their price point. They are the most economical choice since they require less material and less complicated hardware. One thing to consider though, is how they seal. Because sliders sit in a track, they allow more draft than a window that closes against compression seals. Also consider that since the screens are on the exterior, they will affect the homes curb appeal and collect more dust from the street.