Like windows, sliding patio doors come in many styles and configurations, so it’s important to look at all the options you have before choosing what you think is best for your home. However, you may have heard a few myths about sliding doors, deterring you from putting them on your list. Before you completely pass sliding patio doors over, let our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Denver debunk some of these myths.
1. Sliding Patio Door Panels Are Hard to Slide
While this may have been true with older types of sliding patio doors, modern and technological innovations have since eliminated this problem. Typical older-style sliding doors only slide through the bottom gasket of the door through the track, which can be difficult, especially as size and weight increases.
However, there are now more updated styles like lift-slide doors which are top hung, so it actually lifts the panels off the floor. These use high-performance hardware like precision rollers to create smooth and effortless operation. You can consult with your professional on sliding doors and double-hung windows to know more about this type of sliding door.
2. Sliding Patio Doors Leak When It Rains
Whether it’s a window, door or sliding door, any opening can leak with enough wind and rain. Our sliding doors, for instance, are tested to withstand certain levels of protection from the environment and undergo a certification process. But when certain weather elements become too extreme, they exceed these levels and it can become a problem. Make sure to consult with a professional so you’ll know which sliding doors are best suited to your local weather.
3. Sliding Patio Doors Aren’t Visually Appealing
This myth probably came from older sliding patio doors, so it can be true for some homeowners. But modern sliding doors have sleeker and much more narrow sightlines. In fact, the frame of a typical modern sliding door offers a wide variety of materials, as well as colors and finishes. You also won’t have a difficult time finding the right kind of handle and lock to go with your new sliding patio door.
When it comes to installing sliding patio doors and replacement windows, hire only the most trusted: Renewal by Andersen® of Denver. Call us today at (303) 823-4312. You can also conveniently fill out our form online. We serve Denver, Colorado Springs and nearby areas.