The door to your home allows friends and family to come into your home and be a part of the goings-on inside. You may not think the type of door you have matters in the long run, but it can make a big difference. More people who know better are choosing frameless sliding glass doors. Here are just some of the benefits of sliding glass doors.
One of the main benefits of sliding glass doors is that they simply look good. Made of glass, they usually offer a modern, minimalist look. Of course, they can be dressed up to give them a more classic look as well, allowing them to fit any style home. The glass windows also offer a great view into your yard. This makes the doors that much more attractive when they look out into flowers and a manicured lawn. The only downfall is that you have to keep up on the yard work!
Some people belief sliding glass doors aren’t as energy efficient as other options. However, that’s simply not the case. In fact, they are a top choice if looking for efficiency. Energy efficiency essentially means that the door helps keep inside door inside and outside air outside. This means you can control the temperature of the air in your home more easily, saving you money on utility bills. For optimal efficiency, get doors with composite gaskets and double-pane glass. Since you aren’t using your HVAC unit as often, you aren’t putting as many toxins in the air by using electricity. This makes it a good option for the environment as well.
You may think that glass doors allow for a security breach. Can’t someone merely break the glass to enter your home? Well, glass is much stronger than you might belief, making it almost impossible for an intruder to break it. This is especially true today since almost all sliding doors are made from shatter-proof safety glass. Incorporated gaskets, aluminum seals, and fixed leaves only add to the safety features. For added security, it’s a good idea to get advanced locks and even a security system to ensure the safety of your family.
4. Natural Light
The large windows of sliding glass doors allow natural light to come into the home during the day. Natural light makes a home feel more inviting than artificial light. It makes it look much more attractive, too. When a home looks better, it can increase its value. Sliding glass doors give you the opportunity to let the natural light shine in. This means you won’t have to keep the lights on as much, saving you money, too. Of course, you can always put blinds or shades over the doors for when you want to keep the sun out.
Big, bulky doors take up way more space than you might realize. Everything must be cleared in the path of its swing. Imagine all of the items you can put in that area! This is especially important if you have a rather small home and want to make it appear larger. People will also be more comfortable while in your home since they will have more space.
6. Air Circulation
When the house gets a little musty smelling for whatever reason, you can’t simply spray some Febreeze to eliminate the odor. The best way to really get rid of it is to attack the problem at its source and then let the affected area air out. Sure, opening the windows helps, but the best solution is to open up the nearest doors. A sliding screen door allows fresh air to come in when necessary. This is also great for people who just prefer fresh air when it’s nice outside, and who doesn’t?
You have options when it comes to your doors. Be sure to pick something that not only looks good but keeps your home insulated and safe. Your choice can make a big difference in the appearance and the feel of your home, so go with the option that does this. Sliding glass doors are a great option for just about any home, particularly for the back door. Call your local contractor for more details today.
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