Considering a suitable installation for your next set of patio doors? A sliding door could be the perfect solution. With plenty of aesthetic appeal, sliding doors are a fantastic accent to any property. In addition, they have a number of significant functional benefits, which helps to explain why so many home builders are opting for this door style in their property. Read on to discover seven top reasons why sliding doors are popular with home builders.
1. Sliding doors are easy to install
The sliding doors we provide are pre-made to your exact specifications. This results in installation being a fast and straight-forward process. Most competent DIY enthusiasts can fit sliding doors, with good results. If you prefer to use a professional for the installation, doors that are easy to fit will require minimal labour, saving you money.
2. Wheelchair friendly, accessible doors
Contemporary homes are frequently designed to be “homes for life”. Part of this process involves ensuring exits and entrances are accessible for people of limited mobility. Sliding doors are excellent in this respect: not only is the sliding mechanism much easier to operate from a wheelchair than a traditional door that opens inwards or outwards, but a graded “ramp” step allows a wheelchair to move smoothly over the door sill.
3. Excellent insulation & green credentials
Made from high-quality double-glazed glass, a sliding door has excellent insulating properties. Not only will it help to keep energy bills down, double-glazing also has acoustic insulation properties. When environmental concerns are near the top of your agenda, sliding doors are a planet-friendly option for your home.
A major issue with a standard, hinged door is the amount of space it takes up when it opens. Given that many patio doors are double doors, two hinged doors would be required. If they open outward, the doors intrude onto the yard; if they open inward, they take up valuable interior space. In addition, opening and shutting traditional doors can be a chore, particularly for people with balance issues or reduced mobility. Sliding doors operate along a single plane, resulting in a space-saving solution.
5. Secure your property
Sliding doors aren’t just easy to operate, they’re also extremely secure. Many are fitted with multi-locking points, and can only be locked from the inside. This gives an extremely secure entry point to your home. If required, additional security measures can be deployed to safeguard you and your property.
6. Integral fly screen
Many patio doors come with added extras for your convenience. One feature that brings plenty of added value is an integral fly screen. This allows the door to be opened and fresh air to circulate, at the same time as keeping pesky insects outside, where they belong.
7. Highly durable
Made from premium, weather-resistant materials and built to last, if installed correctly, premium sliding doors can provide decades of excellent performance.