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Gliding Windows

Gliding windows (or sliding windows) never get in the way since they slide open from side-to-side instead of inward or outward. This makes them one of the best windows for patios, porches, walkways, or decks (a trait shared by single- and double-hung windows). Since they have a horizontal orientation, they’re also a perfect fit in single-story homes with lower ceilings, or any spaces with a wider orientation. Find the best gliding window for your home below.

What is a gliding window?

Opens – slides from left to right or right to left with one stationary panel. Where it goes – great for patios, porches, walkways, decks, kitchens, indoor/outdoor spaces Home Style – great fit for a modern look

Find the best gliding window for you

Gliding

400 Series

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400 Series Gliding Windows
  • Low-maintenance fiberglass exterior.
  • Unfinished pine or prefinished White, Dark Bronze or Black interior.
  • Innovative glide system provides years of reliable operation.

Exterior Colors

white color swatch option for andersen windows
sandtone color swatch option for andersen windows
Dark Bronze
+4

Gliding

100 Series

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100 Series Gliding Windows
  • Made with composite material known as Fibrex® .
  • One stationary sash and one that opens.
  • A three-sash option, where two sash glide past a center sash, is also available.
  • Available as replacement insert window.

Exterior Colors

Black
Dark Bronze
white color swatch option for andersen windows
+2

Gliding

200 Series

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200 Series Gliding Windows
  • Raised track system for continually smooth performance.
  • Prefinished White interior or unfinished pine interior.
  • Exterior vinyl frame in Sandtone or White.

Exterior Colors

white color swatch option for andersen windows
sandtone color swatch option for andersen windows
Pine

Gliding

E-Series

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E-Series Gliding Windows
  • Sleek lines make this window the right choice for tight, hard to manage spaces.
  • Wood protected by aluminum exterior.
  • Custom colors, interior woods and stains.

Exterior Colors

white color swatch option for andersen windows
sandtone color swatch option for andersen windows
Black
+55

Design your own gliding window

Why choose gliding windows?

Never in the way

They stay flush against the wall, so they never get in the way, making them one of the best windows for patios, porches, walkways, or decks.

Easy to open

Since they slide open with little effort, they’re great for places where you need to reach, like above kitchen sinks.

Single-story friendly

They are a great window for single-story homes with lower ceilings thanks to their wide profile.

FAQ

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