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Sliding with Style: Innovations for Replacement Windows and Doors

Posted on March 01, 2023 in Pella Windows & Doors of Harrisburg

Interior view of four-panel, black sliding patio door in-between living room and patio

At Pella of Harrisburg, we strive to provide innovative windows and doors that can meet your diverse needs. When it comes to easy usability and increased functionality, sliding windows and sliding doors are great options for Harrisburg homeowners to consider.

Curious about the sliding doors and windows we offer at Pella of Harrisburg? Keep reading to check out example projects and find out how sliding windows and doors can benefit your home!

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are easy to use and offer a contemporary look. These patio doors also provide lots of glass space, which enables natural light to brighten up the home.

Sliding patio doors are made with panels of glass that slide open horizontally. Since these doors slide open from one side and do not swing open, they require less space to operate and ultimately give you more flexibility with your space both inside and outside.

At Pella of Harrisburg, we offer sliding doors in wood, fiberglass, and vinyl materials. You can also choose from panel configurations of two, three, or four. With their variety of customizations, sliding patio doors can easily fit with your home’s aesthetic, whether that be traditional or contemporary. For example, a wood sliding door with a natural stain can bring warmth to your home, showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the wood, and enhance the traditional style of your design.

In contrast, you can achieve a more contemporary look by choosing products such as a black, fiberglass sliding patio door. Our fiberglass frames are extremely durable and sleek, allowing you to maximize the glass space and, in turn, achieve a modern aesthetic and bring in natural light. If you are looking for a larger patio door option that stays true to this contemporary look, try our multi-slide patio door. These doors blur the lines between inside and outside, and are great for entertaining guests in your back patio area.

So, when this Lancaster, Pennsylvania, homeowner was ready for new contemporary patio doors, Pella of Harrisburg was happy to help. While there were a number of door replacements, the featured black, four-pocket sliding door enabled the homeowner to achieve a more seamless transition between their indoor and outdoor spaces. The black finish enhances their overall aesthetic, making certain that these sliding patio doors are a hit at every social gathering. 

Exterior view of Pella's white sliding windows on second-level sunroom with tan side panels

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows open horizontally from one side to the other. These windows slide on a track and do not require any extra space to operate, which is why they're a popular choice for patios, porches, tight walkways, and anywhere that you wouldn’t want an outward swinging window. Sliding windows offer easy and controlled access to fresh air, and provide your home with excellent energy efficiency when closed.

Like sliding patio doors, sliding windows are frequently chosen for contemporary homes in Harrisburg because they feature clean lines, sleek designs, and large panels of unobstructed glass to fit spacious horizontal areas on the wall. To pair sliding windows with your traditional home, you can add grilles to create a sophisticated and timeless look.

This Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sunroom got an upgrade with new vinyl windows! To illuminate the room with natural light and warmth, we installed a mixture of fixed windows and sliders. The sliding windows will help to provide ventilation to the room, letting fresh air in during the warmer Pennsylvania months.

Interior view of white sunroom with black awning and casement windows in a modern farmhouse style

Easy-Slide Operator

At Pella, we've also worked to provide innovative solutions for your needs. For example, our fiberglass casement windows and awning windows don't have the old, hard-to-use crank. Instead, we provide our easy-slide operator to seamlessly open and close your windows.

Awning and casement windows also offer a large amount of glass space and are operable, so you can get amazing airflow and natural lighting. The difference between awning and casement windows is simply where they’re hinged. Casement windows are hinged on the side, while awning windows are hinged from the top. Both can be used in combination with other window styles to create custom windows and achieve a unique look.

With Pella of Harrisburg, we make it easy to find replacement windows and doors that fit your needs. Schedule a free consultation to talk to one of our window and door experts at Pella of Harrisburg about the best options for you.

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