VINYL SHOWER WINDOWS
Many window companies simply do not have the capability or desire to manufacture commonly used vinyl replacement windows in smaller sizes. Case in point…… It’s common to find small horizontal slider shower windows. These types of sliding shower windows are typically 3 or 4 feet wide with a typical height of 12 inches or so. They are excellent for ventilation, particularly in showers! This size window is a standard bathroom sized shower slider vinyl shower window and commonly available with aluminum new construction windows. This is NOT a common size with replacement vinyl shower windows.
Thick Frame Vinyl Shower Windows
There are a couple of reasons why vinyl window companies will not produce vinyl slider windows in 12 inch heights. First, vinyl frames are typically thicker because vinyl is simply a thicker material. Thicker vinyl frames, and sash parts, produce thicker frames, which leaves little room for glass in these small windows. Second, most of the manufacturing machinery is not able to make very small or narrow welds. So, most of these types of vinyl shower windows are replaced with very short fixed picture windows. Unfortunately, as in this client’s home, the window looks off balance because it’s all frame and very little glass. It’s NEVER a good idea to remove window ventilation in a small bath area with a shower. Put in a window that can provide ventilation!
Most likely, this narrow glass picture window was originally an aluminum operable horizontal slider. Unfortunately for this client, they were likely never offered the option of an operable venting window. Their window company did not have the capability to produce this size or type of window except in a fixed window.
“THE COMPETITION – TYPICAL THICK FRAME – VERY LITTLE GLASS”
IN STOCK AT RINGER WINDOWS – VINYL SHOWER WINDOWS
Here at Ringer Windows, we realized there’s a great need for small operable vinyl shower windows. So, we engineered a method to produce very small horizontal slider windows. We sell a ton of them! Our small horizontal vinyl shower windows program has been very successful. We receive hundreds of calls from all over America with requests to build and ship our windows to folks who need of these types of windows! Although we don’t ship, we invite folks to our shop in Taylor, TX to purchase and pickup in-stock vinyl shower windows in various sizes. Check our in stock windows prices and call for availability.
Here is a sample of our 4010 Horizontal Slider in our Performa 3300 Series. It features Obscure Privacy Glass. We actually stock this size window with three different types of privacy glass!
RINGER WINDOWS – PERFORMA 3300 48” X 12” HORIZONTAL SLIDER – OBSCURE PRIVACY GLASS
So, next time the other replacement window provider tells you “NO” to operable an operable shower window remember to call Ringer Windows and we’ll help you with “YES”! Ringer Windows…. Made locally, Texas designed windows, professionally installed, factory direct and affordable!