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Sliding doors have come a long way since the balky, unattractive doors of yesterday. Today's sliding doors provide style and beauty as well as safety, durability, and energy efficiency.  Older outdoor sliding doors were primarily made from thin aluminum that would often bend in the cold and let air in around the edges. Today, outdoor sliding doors are made from a wide range of materials, including wood, vinyl-clad wood, and fiberglass. The fiberglass frames can be manufactured to have the appearance of wood, but won't warp or crack, as wood sometimes will. By injecting insulating foam into the doorframes, the insulating value (and consequently the door's ability to keep the warm in and the cold out) can be increased many times over that of plain wood.  While attractive energy efficient frames are great to have, outdoor sliding doors have large glass surfaces that used to be very inefficient. Here too, improvements have been made through the use of modern energy efficient glazing. Dual glazed or dual paned windows combined with low e coatings and filled with gas, means that sliding doors are not only attractive, but energy- and cost-effective as well.  Even with all the improvements, sliding door technology continues to evolve. Improved energy efficiency advanced technology combined with the inherent benefits of the design no doubt means we are going to be seeing sliding doors used in new and creative applications in the future. Call Trela Roofing & Remodeling Today to schedule an appointment.
Sliding doors need a lot less space than swinging doors (a swinging door needs almost 10 times the space of a sliding door), so "waste" space in a house can be minimized, and closets don't need to have a furniture free "halo" around them just so you can open the door. A sliding door opening out onto a small landing or a stairway is much safer than a swinging door in the same situation since a person doesn't need to step back and possibly fall. Sliding doors won't slam in the wind, and they don't open by themselves. Finally, a handicapped person may well find a sliding door easier to use than a swinging door. Plus, you can get sliders that are much wider than swinging doors, which allows for easy passage of a wheel chair for example.
Benefits of Sliding Doors
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