Exterior sliding glass doors
New home construction capitalizes on the desire of having open views of the outdoors, while being energy efficient. Exterior sliding doors can be incorporated into new home construction or added during a remodeling project on existing homes. This allows homeowners to have a large, open view of the outdoors. Sliding glass doors have increased in efficiency in recent years and are usually double-paned and sealed to prevent air leakage. This helps keep heating and cooling bills low and does prevent pests from gaining entry to the home. Sliding glass doors are most often used adjacent to a deck or patio. The wide entrance that sliding doors provides allows easy entrance. This can be useful during a barbeque or just while carrying in the groceries. Exterior sliding glass doors require little maintenance. They are extremely durable and can stand up to pets and children for years. Double-paned sliding glass doors tend to weigh more than single-paned doors and may provide extra durability for high traffic areas. When choosing sliding glass doors, one should determine the expected lifetime of the doors and the needed energy saving requirements. Replacement of sliding glass doors can be easy in existing openings. This often includes just removing the existing frame and doors and installing the new tracks. If installing new sliding glass doors where you have not previously had sliding doors, you will need to contact a licensed contractor for installation to ensure structural integrity of the surrounding walls as you cut entry openings for the door frame. Exterior sliding glass doors can help reduce heating and cooling bills if you choose energy efficient models. Some sliding glass doors use argon or other gasses to maintain pressure in the spaces between the panes, which prevents air seepage and reduces the loss of cool air outside the home. Combining these doors with heat-blocking drapes or blinds will assist in keeping a home cool during the summer. This will provide a beautiful and energy efficient view of summer. During the winter, sliding glass doors can be weather-proofed to allow homeowners to maintain lovely views and not increase heating bills.
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