Sliding doors are an attractive feature in any home, opening up the interior to natural light and making your home feel more spacious. Their large glass panels coupled with sturdy framing can bring a touch of simple, modern style to your home that other door types cannot match.
Nevertheless, you need to understand its suitability for your home as choosing the wrong ones can be costly. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, the top dealer in entry and patio doors in Phoenix, discusses four points to consider when choosing sliding doors.
This is a key factor since the door will most likely be a focal point of your home. Consider the functionality and access limits of the door in relation to the structural design of your home. Typically, sliding doors are highly suitable for homes where there isn’t much space around the entryway. Since these only glide sideways, you are less likely to worry about the furniture and wall placements.
Consider the maintenance ease and durability of the materials in a sliding door. We utilize Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass for our sliding doors. These materials offer unrivalled resilience and minimal care requirements for years to come. In addition, our Fibrex frames come in various colors to match the design of your home.
When choosing a door, it’s always a good idea to make energy efficiency a priority. Since glass is a key element of sliding doors, you’ll want to select the Low-E glass options that lower your energy bills and protect against UV rays. The High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass in our doors are 56% more energy efficient in summer and 45% more energy efficient in winter as compared to ordinary dual pane glass.
4. Outdoor View
Sliding doors offer some of the most unobstructed views, but if you live in a neighborhood with unflattering sceneries, you may not enjoy the view so much.
If after considering these factors, you decide that a sliding door is for you, then we are happy to provide you with a range of options to suit your style. Choose from sliding patio, French, and contemporary doors. You can also go for a hinged French door in Phoenix if a sliding door doesn’t suit your home.
Call Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix today at (602) 772-5059 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation for your door needs.