What Is Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are designed to allow superb ventilation from floor to ceiling, tilt in or lift out for easy cleaning, and with few moving parts, are one of the best low-maintenance styles available.

Types Of Windows

Horizontal

Single Tilt

Single tilt slider windows operate along a track and allow the windows to move side to side. They include one stationary and one operable window sash for maximum glass area and exceptional ventilation. The windows tilt inward for easy cleaning.

Double Tilt

Double tilt windows are designed with two operable sashes. They slide along a track horizontally and can be used together or independently for maximum ventilation. The tilt feature is available on both sashes for simple cleaning.

End Vent

End vent sliding windows are often used for window openings wider than 74 inches. They include two venting sashes and a low, fixed centre sash. These offer a large glass area for unobstructed views and superior ventilation capabilities.

Single Lift Out

Single lift out windows move side to side along a track and include one stationary and one operable window sash. They offer exceptional energy efficiency while allowing the maximum amount of light and air into the room. The sashes lift out for effortless cleaning.

Double Lift Out

As the name implies, double lift out sliding windows include two operable sashes. They slide along a track horizontally and open wide for maximum ventilation. Both lift out when cleaning is required.

Vertical

Hung windows are very versatile and match most home styles. Ecoline’s vinyl hung replacement windows come in many shapes, sizes and colours.

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Case Studies

Sliding Window in a Basement
Replacement of old wood basement windows with new Sliding vinyl Double Pane, LoE + Argon
Window Type Sliding Vinyl Double Pane
Location Basement
Budget (range) $735-$840 per sliding window
Timeframes 6-8 weeks
Sliding Window in Kitchen
Replacement of old window with new Sliding vinyl Triple Pane, LoE + Argon
Window Type Sliding Vinyl Triple Pane 34″ x 34″
Location Kitchen
Budget (range) $472-$577 per sliding window
Timeframes 6-8 weeks

Size

Window Style Double Pane
DescriptionMin WidthMin HeightMax WidthMax HeightAbs Max WidthAbs Max HeightMax Sqft
Single Slider Tilt21”11 3/4”78”58”78”60”24.5”
Single Slider Lift21”14”78”58”78”60”24.5”
Double Slider24”14”78”53”80”53”22”
End Vent58”14”110”58”110”58”40”
Type Common Size for egress
Single Slider46×38
Double Tilt46×38
End Vent80×38
Single Lift Out46×38
Double Lift Out46×38

Replacement & Installation

Sliding Window Installation

A sliding window opens by sliding left or right. They are more comfortable to operate and have fewer parts. Sliding windows also allow wider installations, so it is possible to design bigger windows for a broader view. All our sliders are made of vinyl that requires low maintenance and lasts for many years. Ecoline Windows experts have already completed more than 40,000 installations and are ready to help you with a new project.

Sliding Window Replacement

Sliding windows is a top replacement option for areas with a limited reach. It often goes best for big openings that are wider than they are tall.  Sliding windows allow great unobstructed views and provide excellent air circulation. The windows are easy to clean and require little-to-no effort to open and close. With an opportunity to choose glazing, custom colour, and hardware at Ecoline, you are sure to get the best full frame replacement with 7-10 weeks delivery.

Manufacturer

Ultimate process control

For the ultimate process control, Stage Windows and Doors has equipped their manufacturing facility with all the key component fabrication processes needed to make the most energy-efficient and reliable windows on the market. With everything under one roof—from the insulated glass unit fabrication to PVC profile bending to painting—all quality and service levels can be managed seamlessly and proficiently.

Lifetime of experience

With a lifetime of experience in the window and door industry, the managers of Stage Windows and Doors have a unique understanding of the complexities and intricate details associated with designing and manufacturing window and door systems for the replacement, new construction and custom home markets.

NFRC

Stage manufacturing facility operates under stringent quality processes imposed by NFRC certification programs. This ensures that your windows are made with highest quality standards all the time and are made exactly as the ones tested.

NAFS-11

Stage windows are among the few lines that meet NAFS-11. These high standards can be met when combinations of windows (two or more windows assembled together) meet certain performance grades. This is difficult to achieve.

Installer Team

When getting new sliding windows, you have to be sure that installation is perfect. Ecoline always guarantees to meet the individual preferences of all our clients, so we customize every slider according to your requirements and architecture style. All our sliders are made of high-quality materials that last for many years to come.
All our sliding windows are Energy Star rated and NAFS-11 tested. Our in-house installers are skilled and always follow Canadian Standards Association (CSA) guidelines as well as your local building codes.

Ecolines has an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau (A+) and HomeStar (98% positive reviews). We always strive to set a benchmark in the industry and ensure you are happy with the final results. When the installation is complete, our installers make sure your residence is left clean. In addition, our dedicated service team is there to assist with your sliding windows if any problems arise; it comes as a part of our warranty.
To safeguard our customers and employees from potential dangers, all workers are covered by WCB (Workers Compensation Board), and every installation project carries liability insurance.

Colour

* Colours may vary from those illustrated due to printing process.

Privacy Glass Options

At Ecoline, we offer our clients a wide choice of colours when painting sliding windows. Not only can you choose from existing options like White, Commercial Brown, Black, Chestnut Brown, Sable, Slate Grey, Cream, but we can also make it fully custom to match your existing décor. We use only high-quality paint that guarantees your sliding windows will stay long-lasting, look amazing, and require minimum maintenance. Your new sliding windows can be painted in different colors from inside and outside.

More about different options when it comes to privacy glass

Window Frame Colours

With Ecoline’s large selection of exterior standard, paint-to-order, and interior colour matching program, the possibilities are endless for coordinating window colours with the home’s decor. Choose from Slate, Sandalwood, Sable, Pebble, Iron Ore, Forest Green, Dover Gray, Cream LG, Commercial Brown, Chestnut Brown, Cashmere or Black for Ecoline casement, hung, slider, awning, hopper, bay and bow, or custom shape replacement windows.

More about customization options for new vinyl windows

More about picking the right windows for different rooms in your house

Black
Chestnut Brown
Commecrial Brown
Sable
Slate

Locations

*Note that the prices given in the table are approximate.

Double & Triple Pane

Glass panes are the largest area of any window and the most vulnerable to heat loss and gain. To provide adequate thermal performance and save up your money on energy bills, a minimum of 2 panes are required. Traditional 7/8″ double glazing options are used and can accommodate 1-1/4″ for all sliding windows

In areas with a harsh climate, triple pane sliding windows can be especially profitable. Ecoline triple glass packages qualify for high energy-rating standards with 1-3/8″ and 1-1/4″ options available. It can be used in combination with gas injection and/or LoE glass coatings but are not necessary.

Find out more benefits of triple pane windows over double pane

F.A.Q.

What are the best sliding windows?

At Ecoline, we consider the triple pane sliding windows that go with LoE and Argon as an optimal configuration for energy efficiency and daily usage.

Awning vs Sliding Windows: What is Better?

Both window styles are great. While sliders are super easy to operate, do not need much space and are easy to clean, awning windows are great for hard-to-reach areas and provide good ventilation.

Casement vs Sliding Windows

Casement windows are superb when energy efficiency is concerned and can be placed strategically so that even a 2 to 3-inch opening would bring fresh air inside. Sliders, on the other hand, provide an unobstructed view outside, bringing more natural light to your space.

Single Hung vs Sliding Windows

Well, hung windows are usually less energy-efficient, and what is more critical, have a check rail, the horizontal bar in the middle where the two sashes meet and obstruct the view outside. It is no problem when you choose sliders.

Sliding Windows vs Double Hung: Cost

Sliders are usually more expensive since they come in a bigger size and have more glass area.