Many years ago, sliding patio doors were bulky and heavy, and tended to get stuck in the track. You also needed to position the lock a couple of times so it would set. Because of their previous design, many people are still skeptical about getting them. However, modern sliding doors are sleek and easy to operate.
Today, we debunk common misconceptions about sliding patio doors.
Sliding Doors Are Hard to Open and Close
Old models of sliding doors have panels that are hard to slide. They usually simply slide the bottom gasket of the door through the track. As the size and weight of the unit increase, the harder it becomes to operate.
Thanks to the advancements in hardware and engineering, today’s units are lighter and easier to operate. New styles of doors like lift-slide ones are top hung with the panels lifting off the floor. They feature high-performance hardware, such as precision rollers, allowing you to open and close them smoothly. Moreover, by cleaning and regularly maintaining your sliding doors, you can keep it efficient for many years.
Sliding Doors Are Not Appealing
Modern sliding doors have sleek, narrow sightlines, giving them a sophisticated look. The frames around the glass can also be made thinner, which means more expansive views. They are also available in a wide range of materials, colors and finishes to complement every home.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri, we install durable, aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient windows and doors. Our experienced window replacement experts can help you choose the best windows and doors for your home’s architectural style.
Sliding Doors Leak When It Rains
Unlike what many believe, sliding doors don’t leak when it rains. Even units with tracks mounded with the floor are not prone to leaks. Today’s models are tested to withstand specific levels of protection against the elements and go through a certification process. Issues will only occur when elements, such as precipitation and wind speeds, exceed these levels.
Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri is a leading window installer in the area. You can count on us for high-quality and energy-saving doors and windows. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.