A guide to truck slider glass

This type of auto glass is found on trucks and are also known as truck slider windows.  Some types of truck slider windows are made of safety glass. These auto glass windows are held in place and secured by metal or plastic latches inside the vehicle.


What are truck sliders?

When making a comparison to other types of auto glass, truck slider windows most resemble a rear windshield. This provides a rear viewport for truck drivers whose passenger cabins are shorter than the typical passenger cabin of sedans, coupes, SUVs, and other vehicles. It also acts like a rear windshield in that the panes are fully contoured to the shape of the vehicle with aluminum frames, providing structural support to the roof of the truck cabin. However, truck sliders are typically sealed in with rubber seals that are air- and water-tight to keep out the elements.

What are some features of truck sliders?

Truck sliders are customizable for each vehicles’ make and model. Customization comes from the number of window panels and how many slide open to vent the truck, as well as how the panes are secured and latched.

  • Tri-panel truck sliders typically have one window panel that slides open to vent.
  • Four-panel truck sliders have two windows that slide along the track, what’s known as “duo-venting” truck sliders, and gives the widest possible opening.

The type of tempered or safety glass used in truck sliders can be customized as well, allowing drivers to choose from solar privacy glass which helps reduce interior heat build-up or privacy tints.

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