Measuring for Sliders

Has someone stolen or thrown away your sliding section of your window ?
if so before you pay the high cost  of getting a whole new complete window
Cottles might have what you are looking for
we dont have them all, but we have a large selection

Measuring windows to replace your slider requires some thinking
most sliding windows have channels that the sliders go into
but then there are the exceptions, the windows
without channels, we'll talk about those in a minuite
the channel windows are pretty easy once you catch on

If you have a slider that is the same size or most important maby a
different size but the same type , then you've got it made, you have a sample
but if you don't have a sample then you have to do it the hard way

First you must measure for the thickness of the slider that was there,
to do this you want to measure the channel width, not the depth
you measure all of the channels and less your measurment 1/16th of an inch

For the width of the slider you measure from the deep channel on one side
to the center of the center bar in the middle, you will sometimes see where
the lock/handle has been hitting or rubbing

For the height you measure from the deep channel on the top
to the edge of the channel on the bottom less about 1/8th of an inch


Sliders "without channels" run on the flange, there are very few of these kinds of windows around, they are also hard to fit or  (use other slider types in there place)

For the width you measure the same as a regular slider

For the height you measure from the inside of the  flange's, "the daylight measurement"
plus about 3/4 half of an inch (which may vary)


Installing Sliding Window Sections
You simply lift the sider up and out, or sometimes there are anti burglar devices on the top and you have to open the slider all the way and then you lift up and out, you simply reverse the processes to install the slider.

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