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Benefits of Sliding Patio Doors

By Edited Apr 9, 2014 0 0

Patio Doors for Natural Lighting

Enjoy the View

Whether you call them sliding patio doors or gliding patio doors, homeowners have long used these dual-purpose doors/windows to better enjoy a view of the outside and allow additional natural light into their homes. Some would say it is unfortunate that all that additional natural light leads to a possible loss of privacy, but an alternative to this is an all-in-one door that includes built-in blinds for keeping control of your privacy. There are many other features and benefits to sliding patio doors as well. Protection from the elements, better insulation, and security against home invaders are some features that will depend on how much you are willing to spend to install premium brands of sliding glass patio doors. If you do not skimp on your purchase of patio doors, you will be able to enjoy better convenience and durability from your new glass patio doors.

What To Look For When Shopping For Sliding Patio Doors

Some standard features to look for when buying sliding glass patio doors are control of visual privacy and natural light, easy to clean, and heavy-duty locks for security. When controlling your privacy with the use of blinds, opening them exposes you to maximum light, but a good tilt control lets you precisely move the blinds to the position that best offers privacy and natural lighting in tandem. Many brands of sliding glass patio doors are easy to maintain because they resist dust and grime, meaning you never have to do any dusting to them. This also leads to a reduction in the number of allergens that you and your family are exposed to from opening and closing the patio doors repeatedly. Finally, heavy-duty locks and safety glass installed as part of your sliding patio doors gives you the security you need to prevent any burglaries.

Sliding Patio Doors Frame Design

Thinking About Your Decor

It is best when shopping for sliding patio doors to choose a clean design that will complement your connecting room and patio. Décor is important, but it is not the only thing to keep in mind when choosing a sliding patio door frame design. You might also want to think about obtaining tempered safety glass instead of regular glass for the sliding patio door, as this and a heavy-duty lock will decrease the possibility of break-ins. Overall, good frame design for your sliding patio doors will offer added strength and increased durability, not to mention a pleasing visual aesthetic.

Certain brands and types of vinyl sliding patio doors feature gorgeous, sturdy frame design and expanded views of the outside. You may be used to only 2 panels or frames for your sliding patio doors, but it is possible to choose from sliding patio doors with up to 4 glass panels. Other, fancier designs include between-the-glass blinds for privacy, multiple frame colors, and grilles between the glass in different patterns. Some designs even have environmental benefits, such as triple-pane glass used in some sliding patio doors to improve insulation properties.

The Inside Track on Sliding Patio Doors

More Options for Vinyl Patio Doors

Cat and Sliding Patio Doors

As has already been mentioned, using vinyl sliding patio doors offer a variety of benefits for improved home design. Vinyl is a material used for sliding patio door components, like the frame, that can deliver the best quality, consistency and durability for a good price. Search for vinyl patio doors that meet light commercial ratings, and your home will have sliding patio doors that are just as sturdy as any sliding patio doors used for businesses which have dozens or hundreds of people using them every day. These are standards set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). And of course, you will want to make a purchase of sliding patio doors that is covered covered by a warranty, preferably for the lifetime of the product. With a lifetime warranty, your sliding patio doors are a  worry-free purchase, and you won’t be considered even if they eventually warp, crack or peel, because the manufacturer will replace any faulty product.

Overall, what should you expect from your sliding patio doors? Ideally, if you get sliding patio doors that do not absorb moisture, you can depend on them to slide open easily in any weather. They should also be energy efficient, improving insulation around the house and keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Sliding patio doors should have internal-screen-reinforced glass. This may cost additional money and will have to be installed by professionals, but it will prevent any burglars from smashing the glass. In the event of inclement weather, this could also prevent the glass sliding doors from shattering due to high-winds. And since you will always want complete control of your privacy, blinds are a must for sliding patio doors, either between the glass panes or one side of the glass. Keep all of this in mind and you will be sure to purchase quality sliding patio doors for your home.



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