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Who’s Behind the Door

By May 29, 2017No Comments

As impressive as they look, traditional, old-model sliding glass doors are actually inconvenient and energy wasting. They didn’t do a heck of a lot for insulation and drafts when first installed and those old patio doors certainly aren’t re-writing the record books now. The wood was known to buckle.  The panes can crack. The list goes on and on. Over time patio door technology has improved and borrowed a page out the playbook for replacement vinyl windows. “Modern technology” has created energy efficient sliding glass doors that rely on PVC frames and double pane glass.

Conversely, double French and conventional patio doors are also options to consider.


HomeStar Windows & Doors wants to give you the best so we only work with the best. The Milgard Essence Series is one of our most popular offerings. Designed to perfectly complement the rich, warm wood interiors of Essence windows, the Essence Series sliding patio door is built with solid wood and a durable fiberglass exterior.

Not only is it beautiful, but you will enjoy the smooth operation and superior performance for years to come. And like Essence windows, this new patio door is backed by the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty, including Glass Breakage Coverage. Explore more benefits of the new Essence Series Sliding Patio Door to see if it’s right for you.

Close your eyes and picture this: a fiberglass exterior available in 16 powder-coated colors with interior solid wood frame and no visible fasteners. Engineered with quality rollers that provide an impressively smooth and quiet operation, it also has superior energy performance with SunCoat Low-e glass coating.

The optional screen is top-hung for smooth operation to minimize jams. Make it your own with grids, decorative glass or expand your view with transoms. Not only that, but the beautiful door handle comes in seven finishes and with an optional exterior keyed lock. Add the optional SmartTouch bolt for more security.


It doesn’t end there. If the Essense line doesn’t suit your needs, consider going Ultra. The Milgard Ultra Series fiberglass patio doors are built to last. Through a careful design process, Milgard introduces a patio door more resistant to heat, bugs and rot to help withstand the harsher sides of Mother Nature. Ultra Series patio doors stay true through almost any environment. Because it’s made from glass fibers, the frame expands and contracts at approximately the same rate as the insulated glass it holds. This puts less stress on the seals, reduces the chance for seal failure and allows for a clear, fog-free view.

HomeStar Windows & Doors is one of the leading suppliers and installers of high quality and energy efficient entry doors, patio doors, and French doors for homes in Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan, Murray, Draper, Holladay, West Valley City, North Salt Lake, and surrounding areas in Salt Lake City, UT. Stop by in person (12278 S Lone Peak Pkwy Ste 102, Draper, UT 84020), or give us a call 801-770-6835 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate today. Or shoot us an email at

When it comes to upgrading your Salt Lake City, UT sliding glass patio doors, there’s no mystery involved. HomeStar Windows & Doors takes the guesswork out of your home improvement.

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