Slider Windows: Easy to use, easy to clean – Why this style is so popular

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Why sliding windows are so popular

Offering a more contemporary look, sliding windows are often used in modern and new homes. But they are popular with homeowners who are remodeling or simply replacing windows, on older homes as well. And it’s not just the modern look and feel of sliding windows that makes them a favorite among homeowners, as you’ll see below.

Slider windows, also known as sliders, are a popular window style known for its ease of operation, wide sightlines and flexible design options. And in Omaha – when spring and fall morning temperatures can begin in the 40s and rise to the 70s by the afternoon – these are convenient features to have in the windows of your home.

How they work

The sliding window is a horizontal window with sashes that slide back and forth rather than up and down. They are essentially double-hung windows turned on their side. The horizontal design makes these beautiful windows ideal for increasing ventilation. And they’re easy to clean, too.

Low maintenance, durable

Sliding windows have fewer parts than conventional windows, making them a low-maintenance and cost-effective choice for homeowners who want to install new windows.

They aren’t heavy and they glide easily along the window frame. Just unlock and slide them open with ease.

Where sliding windows were invented - read hereSliding windows are generally believed to have been invented in the 17th Century in Holland, and were originally known as Yorkshire sash windows. The have certainly evolved over the years. The basic operation is still the same, but today’s sliding windows use low-friction rolling sliders, which result in easy open and shut operation. Close them with just one finger!

Ready to slide?

Pella Omaha has a wide variety of styles of sliding windows. Take a look at what we have to offer:

Pella® Impervia®

Incredibly strong fiberglass

  • Duracast® ‒ the strongest, most durable material available in windows.
  • Excellent Performance.
  • The quality look of a painted wood window.
  • Exceptional energy efficiency.

Pella® 350 Series

Distinctive vinyl windows with superior performance
Exclusive SmoothSeam™ welded corners are virtually invisible.

  • Robust, detailed frame profile.
  • Stronger and more durable than typical vinyl windows.
  • More energy efficient with triple-pane glass than single-pane.

Pella® 250 Series

Exceptional vinyl performance and style
Pella’s durable frame design that resists warping and twisting.

  • More of our most popular design features and options.
  • A higher quality look than ordinary vinyl.

Encompass by Pella®

Competitively priced, easy-care vinyl

  • Quality craftsmanship backed by Pella.
  • Styles and options to fit most any budget.
  • Low-maintenance vinyl frames. No more painting!
  • Exceptional energy efficiency.

Call us for more on Sliding Windows

Are you ready for a new set of Sliding Windows from Pella Omaha? Contact our Omaha stores at 402-493-1350 or online at

Shawn Huyser

About The Author

Shawn is a Pella, IA area native and worked in marketing at Pella’s Corporate Headquarters for 5 years before joining the Pella Omaha and Lincoln team in April of 2015. Prior to Pella Corporate, he worked for Pella’s national ad agency, The Integer Group, in Des Moines, IA for nearly 5 years. Shawn has a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is married with 4 children.

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