Sliding doors remain a popular choice for many homeowners who are looking to quickly move between internal and external areas of their home.
Sliding doors have seen a return in popularity in the past few years, after the bi-folding door had overtaken it to become the most sought after type of door on the market. The bi-folding door is still currently the number one choice, but for people who are looking for larger panes of glass, or a more cost effective option, the sliding door remains the perfect choice.
So what is so great about the sliding door?
Well for starts the sliding door has much more glass than its opposition. Not only does this mean that you can have larger doors, you can also gain the benefits more glass has for your home. The more glass on show allows the door to be more energy efficient, thus making your home have more green credentials. It has been proven by extensive research that sliding doors offer great energy saving benefits and can help to reduce the cost of your energy bills considerably.
Should your door also have high energy efficiency glazing, you can use the technology to help regulate the internal temperature of your rooms all year round. In other words, you don’t need to put the heating or the fan on quite so early each year.
Ease of use
The sliding door is also very easy to use. Traditionally, only two panes exist and you simply slide one door behind or in front of the other and you have a large open space (the width of the door to walk out of. Because you do not need to open a sliding door fully, you can also quickly move in and out of the two zones.
Sliding doors are also very easy to maintain with just a few moving parts and most of the door just requiring a clean as the glass gets dirty.
Whilst the bifolding door has that wow factor, the sliding door is not ugly by any stretch of the imaginations, and at times can look better. Often these doors can enhance the natural light into your home which can make you feel better as well. Sliding doors look great on any type of property, both traditional and modern.
If you are thinking about adding new doors to your home, consider the sliding door, whilst it might not be the very pinnacle of doors currently, it is a very good type of door that can enhance your lifestyle as well.
If you struggle to choose between the type of door which is best for you, or you are not sure how a sliding door would work in your home, you should always speak to a professional company who can use CAD to superimpose the door into your home and show you what it might look like. With such a big purchase it is important to make sure that the door is right for you and your family so some careful consideration now can spare you heartache in months and years to come.