There’s nothing like a sliding glass door to really open up a room!
A sliding glass door can bring the feeling of the outside to the inside of your home. As you sit comfortably in your family room, kitchen or dining room, the colors and scenery of your backyard become intermeshed with the interior– without you having to worry about bugs or bad weather!
Some additional benefits of sliding glass doors include…
- They allow you to easily move larger objects in and out of your house.
- Natural light can come in to brighten the room and reduce your electric bill.
- They let in thermal heat to naturally warm your home in cooler months and let in fresh air to cool your home in warmer months. Another energy saver for you (and the planet).
- They provide visibility for easier supervision of young children playing outdoors.
- Their reflective quality helps to create the illusion of more space in smaller rooms.
With all of these benefits, it’s no surprise that sliding glass doors are popular among people looking for a new home and those renovating their existing home.
Perhaps all of this sounds good to you, but you don’t like the look of a traditional sliding glass door which essentially consists of large plates of glass in a plain aluminum frame mounted in a roller and track system. This may not fit with the design you want for your home or it may seem to be an outdated look.
There’s an option you might not be aware of and it’s very exciting!
You can give your patio doors a classy upgrade by installing sliding doors that look like French doors.
Usually, French doors require clearance to swing out when they open and and close, so if you have smaller rooms or a small house, you lose precious space on your screened porch, deck or yard to allow for traditional exterior French doors.With sliding doors that have the French door look, you get the best qualities of both. If you have room for a dual sliding door and two stationary panels, then you have room for sliding doors that look like French doors. They give you the classic look of a hinged French door with all of the added benefits of sliding glass doors and are perfect for tight spaces and smaller rooms.
Another great feature of modern sliding glass doors is that they are energy efficient and secure. High quality sliding glass doors (including those with a French door look) are double paned, argon-filled and are made from tempered Low-E4 glass which will keep your home comfortable and your heating and cooling bills lower. If you don’t prefer the French door look, there are many other design options available today. You can choose from a variety of grilles, grids and colors.