Sliding Window Replacement
Replacement sliding windows are a very popular option for bedrooms as well as sliding glass patio doors. These windows open horizontally, sliding from side to side. Think of them as sashed gliding windows set on the side that slide through built-in tracks designed for smooth operation and simplicity.
How Much Do Sliding Windows Cost?
On average, the cost to install new sliding windows is $415 to $890 per window for most homeowners. This price includes the cost of the window materials, such as the frame and glass, as well as the cost of installation by a professional window contractor. Remember that the more sliding windows you need to replace, the higher the total cost of your project will be.
Replacement Sliding Windows
Average Installation Cost $415 - $890
- Materials 91.9%
- Labor 8.1%
Sliding window prices will vary by material and frame types installed. One of the major factors that impacts cost is the window manufacturer brand. While most brands offer affordable price tiers for replacement sliding windows, you can also spend more if you want a premium window with beautiful features offered by brands such as Andersen, Pella, or Loewen.
If you need to get a price quote on sliding windows as well as other costs for new windows, use our Windows Cost Calculator to get a full estimate before contacting a local window contractor. Here are some average sliding window prices by brand listed out below:
|Sliding Window Brands||Sliding Window Prices||Installation Costs|
|Andersen 200 Series Vinyl||$325||$435|
|Pella 350 Vinyl Sliding Window||$248||$350|
|Milgard Tuscany Series Vinyl||$250 to $438||$380 to $598|
|Simonton Sliding Prism Series||$328||$452|
Sliding Window Sizes
Sliding window sizes will vary depending on how large of a sliding glass window pane you want to install. These windows can come in smaller sizes for bedrooms or larger sizes for living room areas.
The horizontal width of a sliding glass window can be 36 inches, 48 inches, 60 inches, 72 inches, and even as large as 84 inches. Your sliding window’s height can be as small as 24 inches, 36 inches, 48 inches, or as large as 60 inches tall. See our average size chart for gliding slider windows below:
Sliding Windows and Short Walls
When you live in a home with shorter walls, sash or casement windows can often take up most of the space of your walls. This is not always aesthetically pleasing and can make the room seem smaller.
Replacement sliding windows are often used in manufactured homes for this reason, since they make the room seem taller than it is. The windows take up more of the wall horizontally, but they do not extend down very far on the wall. You get a seemingly taller room overall with the same standard sized window openings that you would have had.
Sliding Windows in Living Rooms
Casement windows tend to take up most of the wall that they are mounted on. This means that your couch, TV stand and all other furniture shows through the windows if you position it in front of them.
Horizontal sliding windows are wider, but shorter, and are often mounted higher on the wall so your furniture can sit under or in line in line with the windows. You can put your couch, table, and anything else exactly where you want it without worrying about the windows.
However, they are not as weatherproof as casement or awning windows. This is because you have to seal around the slides themselves, which can interfere with the function of the windows if not done properly.
Hinged windows tend to be more energy efficient than sash or sliding windows because they close tight against the frame when not in use forming a solid air-resistant barrier. If you are unsure which windows will work best for your home’s layout, it is best to contact local replacement window installers in your area.
Simple Design and Maintenance
Sliding windows rely on simple mechanics to open and close, making them easier to operate and less likely to break. The windows with two movable sections are more flexible because you can open either side of the window, or in some instances both sides of the window partially for improved ventilation.
Since sliding windows are so simple in design they tend to outlast other types of windows. They do not break often or suffer from most of the common issues that you will see in other windows. Worn out hardware is not common. Maintaining the windows is as simple as lubricating the slides once and awhile and vacuuming the dirt out before it can accumulate too much.