You simply can’t go wrong with sliding patio doors. These doors have wide glass panels that allow for a generous amount of natural light into your home while giving you a beautiful view of the outdoors. They are also easy to use since you simply need to slide them, saving you square footage since you don’t need to swing them. However, there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding them.
They’re Hard to Use
This might’ve been true for older sliding patio doors, but thanks to modern advancements, door manufacturers have created them with ease of use in mind. For instance, in the past, you needed to align the door to the rails manually before pushing them so that you could open up the door. The bigger the door, the more weight you’ll need to apply to open it. Fortunately, modern patio doors are now top-hung, with the rails used to lift the door panels, making them easier to use.
Sliding Doors Aren’t Secure
Some homeowners might think that even if sliding patio doors are easy to use, they don’t provide as much security due to their appearance. However, your trusted door contractor would beg to differ. Modern sliding patio doors come with extra safety measures to serve as a deterrent to prevent intruders from breaking inside. They come with reach-out locking mechanisms that pull the door jamb tightly, keeping it locked securely.
Sliding Doors Are Ugly
Regardless of what kind of door you’re using, any door can become beautiful as long as it complements your home’s architectural style. You wouldn’t want to install wooden doors in an ultramodern home since it would look out of place. The same can be said when you’re installing a door with bright colors on a minimalistic home.
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