If sliding glass patio doors served no purpose to your patio or your home’s overall aesthetics, you could probably get away with stringing up a sheet or some beads across the doorframe. It’s only a door, right?
That kind of thinking may have been okay when you were a college student surviving on pizza and stale beer, but as an adult homeowner in Salt Lake City, UT, surely you know that a patio door is not just functional, it also brings a room to life by providing natural light and expanding the view to the outside. The challenge is selecting the type of patio door that is functional, yet also stylish. Sliding patio doors and hinged patio doors are two of the most popular styles and each model offers its own advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s breakdown some functional basics that will allow you to make an educated choice when you’re up to the challenge of purchasing new sliding glass patio doors for your home!
Adaptability and Flexibility
Remember earlier when we spoke about functionality and style? The thing that makes sliding patio doors so versatile and flexible for meeting the needs of your room is that they have two or more panels with the ability to slide back and forth on a track. Sliding patio doors allow in the most sunlight and do little to obstruct your view of the outside. Sliding doors are usually inexpensive and fairly simple to install and offer a range of other benefits.
Your inner interior designer now has some guidelines to go by, but as a consumer, you want to know that the door’s thermal performance will help you with savings long term. Thermal performance means that not only does the hot or cold air stay on the outside of the door where it belongs, but the door framing doesn’t act as a conduit for the weather outside, either. For example, on “old style” doors, when the outside of the frame gets cold, so will the inside, which will form condensation internally and may lead to dampness inside and damage to flooring.
Keep in mind that PRICE and STYLE are two factors that will impact the majority of sliding glass patio door sales in Salt Lake City. It’s important to like the look of the doors, but also be satisfied with how they “perform.”
Go With the Pro’s
HomeStar Windows & Doors is one of the leading suppliers and installers of high quality and energy efficient sliding glass patio doors in Salt Lake City, UT and the surrounding area. Stop by in person (South 700 East Sandy, Utah 84070), give us a call 801-770-6835 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate today or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your home deserves sliding glass patio doors that are functional and deliver certain high quality functions. When it comes to upgrading and/or installing garden windows in your home, let some light shine in with HomeStar Windows & Doors.