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Common Sliding Window Issues and Their Solutions

Sliding windows are a popular choice among homeowners due to their elegant design, ease of operation, and capability to provide natural lighting and ventilation. However, like any other window type, they can develop issues that compromise their performance and efficiency over time. Fixing these concerns quickly is essential to keeping your home comfortable and attractive.

Common Sliding Window Issues

Trusted window contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming discusses some of the most common problems that beset sliding windows and the solutions for each.

Drafts and Energy Loss

Drafts and energy loss can result from gaps and cracks in old or poorly maintained sliding windows. Your home’s energy efficiency may suffer, raising your monthly energy expenses. Replacing your windows with new, well-insulated ones may improve energy efficiency and comfort.

Condensation and Moisture Issues

Mold around the windows, rot on the frames, and water stains on walls can happen if condensation on sliding windows is left unaddressed. Make sure to improve room ventilation to lower such risks. When investing in new windows, pick those with at least two glass panes equipped with thermal breaks to reduce moisture and improve insulation.

Stuck or Difficult Operation

A typical sliding window issue is difficulty opening or closing. Possible causes include track debris, damaged rollers, or misalignment. Remove obstructions and clean tracks periodically. When the problem persists, have a professional window expert come over and inspect the window to determine the fix.

Security Concerns

Old sliding windows with weak locks and security systems are easy to break into. Newer windows include stronger frames, multiple-point locking systems, and laminated glass, protecting your home and family from potential intruders.

Deteriorating Aesthetics

Faded frames, peeling paint, and worn sliding windows may detract from your home’s appeal. Upgrade to replacement windows that can stand the test of time even in the midst of fluctuating temperatures and other weather conditions. Renewal by Andersen offers windows equipped with Fibrex® frames that are guaranteed not to rot, flake, warp or chip when exposed to the elements.

High Maintenance Requirements

Some sliding windows require frequent maintenance, which can be time-consuming and costly. When choosing replacement sliding windows, choose those with durable and low-maintenance materials. Our Fibrex® windows, for instance, feature easy-to-clean surfaces and finishes that resist fading, reducing the need for regular upkeep.

Let Us Help!

Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming is a leading window and doors company specializing in high-quality window products and installation services. Schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about our sliding windows and other window options. Call (307) 472-2199 or fill out our online form. We serve clients in Wyoming, including Douglas and Casper, WY, and the surrounding communities.


"We love our new windows. The install was painless even with moving around 3 dogs as the crew worked through the house. So glad we went with Anderson windows."

Apr 11, 2019

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