A sliding patio door is a timeless addition to any home. It features wide glass panels that allow a generous amount of natural light in while granting a wide view of the outside. It is easy to operate since you only have to slide it, while saving some real estate. However, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the sliding door.
In this post, your local doors and windows specialist, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City debunks three popular myths about sliding patio doors.
They’re Hard To Operate
While this may have been true in the past, door manufacturers have made significant improvements to make sliding patio doors easier to operate. For example, back then, you had to align the door on the tracks before pushing them to open the patio doors. The bigger the door was, the more you have to put your back into it. Thankfully, modern patio doors are now top hung- the rails lift the door panels, making them easier to operate.
Sliding Doors Aren’t Secure
Some homeowners think that even if sliding patio doors are easy to use, intruders can easily exploit them to access your home. However, with the improvements made by manufacturing companies, they’ve added extra security features to serve as a deterrent against home invasions. In fact, our sliding doors come with a reach-out locking mechanism that pulls the door jamb tightly, keeping it locked airtight.
Sliding Doors Are Ugly
Regardless of your door’s style, what dictates if it’s ugly or not is if it complements with your home’s architectural style. You won’t be doing your home any good by installing a wooden sliding door in an ultramodernist home. The same thing goes with installing a door with loud colors or finishes in a generally minimalistic home style. To remedy this, we offer highly-customizable door options to fit your needs and style.
Looking for a capable home improvement company for your next project? Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City. We provide our customers with the highest quality of windows and doors on the market. Trust in our windows and doors and you won’t have to worry about replacing them for the years to come. Call us at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to request a quotation. We serve clients in Kansas City.