Sliding windows are comprised of a horizontal window that slides from side to side. They look like a single hung impact window, that has been tipped on its side. It can easily be opened by just sliding the right panel to the left or the left panel to the right. These windows are very common and can be found in all types of residential and commercial buildings. Since they tend to be more wide than tall, they work well in rooms with limited wall space or vertical height.
One of the main benefits of sliding windows are the ease in which they can be used. These windows exist on rollers, therefore, they easily slide open and shut. This is a major benefit in comparison to more traditional hung windows that need to be lifted up and then pushed back down.