Sliding patio doors used to be bulky and heavy, a reason some homeowners still shy away from them. However, modern models are light, sleek and easy to operate.
In this post, a trusted provider of fiberglass window and door replacement busts common myths about sliding patio doors.
They Are Hard to Operate
Old sliding patio doors are indeed hard to operate but modern engineering and hardware advancements fixed this problem. Old units usually simply slide the bottom gasket of the door through the rack, which can be hard, especially since they were big and heavy. Moreover, newer styles, such as lift-slide, are top-hung or lifts the panels from the floor. They also normally use precision rollers for smoother and easier operation. Further, you can ensure a sliding opens and closes easily with regular maintenance and cleaning.
They Aren’t Appealing
Modern sliding patio doors feature sleek, narrow sightlines. Frames are also becoming slimmer, which means better outdoor views. They also come in a wide range of customization options and materials. At Skyline Windows of Richmond, we install Elegante Sliding Door by Okna, which will surely improve your home’s aesthetic appeal. Our experienced installers are also here to help if you need a composite window replacement.
They Leak When It Rains
Sliding patio doors are tested to stand up against harsh elements and go through a certification process. Still, you need to choose a material that’s ideal for your climate. To prevent your door from leaking, you must ensure that all of its components match each other. Proper installation also matters, so make sure that you hire an experienced contractor for your project.
Turn to Skyline Windows of Richmond for quality sliding door installation. We also offer composite, vinyl, fiberglass, and wood window replacement. Give us a call at (804) 270-4008 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.