Slider Windows vs Awning Windows: Pros and Cons

Slider windows are quite common, but awning windows have gained in popularity in recent years. Read on to learn more about each type of window and the unique advantages and disadvantages they offer.

Slider Windows

A number of companies make slider windows in a wide variety of materials, so it’s easy to pick up something that fits both your house and your budget. They also come in standard sizes, so it’s easy to find one that will replace your current window.

Many slider windows have screens built in outside the slider. They’re easy to lock for security, and there are hardly any parts that can go wrong. This makes maintenance easy.

The downside is that when the slider goes in a slider window, you will often need to replace the entire unit and this can be costly and time-consuming.

Awning Windows

Awning windows can draw in air more than slider windows, thus making them a better option for summer. They do, however, need enough clearance to be able to open all the way in order to be effective.

There’s more that can go wrong with awning windows than with slider windows, but usually, problems can be fixed with replacement parts. Awning window are easy to fit in place and are usually very resilient so they’ll rarely need to be replaced.