Nowadays, one would be hard-pressed to find a home that doesn’t have sliding doors. After all, not only can they increase property values but they can also make your home more energy-efficient by reducing your reliance on artificial lighting. However, some homeowners who don’t have sliding patio doors are reluctant to have them installed due to the common myths that surround them.
In this post, exterior remodeling pros from Lincoln Exterior Renovations debunk the myths that tend to surround sliding patio doors, revealing the truth behind them.
Sliding Doors Are Air-Tight
One of the common myths that surround sliding patio doors is that they’re air tight, preventing air from coming in and out of your home. However, this is far from the truth as it’s impossible to make any door completely air tight. The reason for this is because manufacturers must adhere to the minimum standards that were set forth by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, which prevents doors from being completely sealed. This shouldn’t be a problem though because sliding patio doors today are designed to be energy-efficient, insulating well when they are closed.
They’re Not Aesthetically Appealing
Again, this myth may have been true in the previous decades. However, modern day sliding doors have sleeker and narrower sightlines with their frames getting smaller and smaller, allowing for increased views. They also come in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and even hardware options. To install a sliding patio door in your home, simply turn to the entry door installation pros of Lincoln Exterior Renovations.
They’re Hard to Operate
This misconception actually has a grain of truth to it as older sliding patio doors did require a bit of work to operate due to their size and weight. Nowadays, however, the advancements in hardware and engineering have made it easier to operate sliding patio doors as they are now hung from the top, lifting the panels off the floor. Apart from that, they also have high-performance hardware like precision rollers to create a smoother operation.
Make your search for door installation and roofing contractors easier by turning to Lincoln Exterior Renovations, your number one expert when it comes to roof and door replacement services. Give us a call at (403) 275-4871 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.