The summer season never seems to last long enough in Burlington, so, naturally, many residents do their best to maximize the season by spending time outdoors on their deck or patio. While there are many important design factors to consider if you are building such an outdoor space, it is critical that you choose a door that offers functionality, durability, energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal. By far, the most common doors you see on decks and patios are sliding glass doors – and for a good reason.
Sliding patio doors have many advantages, including:
1. They bring the outdoors indoors
Sliding glass patio doors have fairly narrow frames and large glass areas. This allows you to easily look out at your backyard and landscape without having to leave your home. These doors effectively give you a view of the outside when the weather is perhaps too cold – or when you just don’t feel like leaving your favourite armchair or the comfort of a snuggly blanket.
These doors also give you a view that helps keep you feeling like you’re not missing the action if you are having an outdoor gathering but perhaps need to do some prep work in the house before going out.
2. They allow easy access to the outdoors.
Modern sliding glass patio doors are easy to open and close, so you can easily go from inside to outside and vice versa. Also, because you are likely to have limited space on your deck or patio, having a sliding door means you won’t have to worry too much about where you place items like your barbeque or patio furniture.
3. They are aesthetically appealing.
In addition to providing a picturesque view of your landscape, sliding patio doors are visually appealing and will complement the style of most homes. They are available in a wide range of finishes and colours and can really add to a home’s curb appeal.
4. They are energy-efficient.
Today’s sliding glass patio doors utilize high-quality, energy-efficient panes to help insulate your home and protect it from UV light. These doors are designed to help keep your home cooler on hot summer days and warmer on cold winter days.
5. They help to ensure safety.
Sliding glass patio doors have secure locking systems that ensure the door fits tightly into the jamb. This ensures both a secure lock as well as a tight seal to protect against weather.
Contact Doorway Inc today.
If you are interested in a new sliding patio door for your Burlington home, contact the experts at Doorway Inc. today. We offer a variety of high-quality units along with expert installation.