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How to make a good choice for Sliding Patio Doors

Friday, 25 July 2014, 22:53 | DOORS STYLES | 0 Comment | 519 Views
by Tim Cunningham

One of the convenient ways to make your room roomier is to use sliding patio doors. They add to the clarity and cleanliness for your home. Therefore, when you are to select a good patio door, you need to observe the quality of these doors. You will have a choice between vinyl, wood or glass door. Within those choices, you can decide whether you need a wood-clad door with weather protection. You can also opt for a vinyl door that has a good finish and looks like a wood door. Vinyl doors have almost zero maintenance. If you ever choose to have a metal door then you will have to keep in mind that you much maintain it before it starts rusting. A wood-clad door is a good choice for exteriors but they still need maintenance because they are made of wood. Lastly, you will also get to see a fiberglass door, which is a midway between metal and wood in terms of durability. However, fiberglass doors easily cut and chip from corners too but they have almost no maintenance cost.

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Most people do not realize that they also have to decide what kind of glass they are going to use on their sliding patio doors. A good choice is to begin from tempered glass for your door. Tempered glass means that it will not cut you if it breaks. When tempered glass breaks, it breaks in to little squares that are quite harmless. Beyond this choice, you will also have the freedom to have a decorative glass, or installed internal blinds or maybe some new energy efficient glass too. In addition, there is a double pane glass that has a pocket of air between the glass panes and they have a very clear transparency. The doors may or may not resemble a Johnson pocket door Some people prefer to have a tougher form of glass for better security too. You can also have glass with UV coating and have a triple pan glass to make it more energy efficient.

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For security purposes, you can also opt for a laminated glass. A laminated glass can still break but it is much harder to penetrate. Finally, when you have decided on the options for you sliding patio doors, make sure that you have read the fine print. Many companies offer a long-term warranty for these doors. This will ensure you are getting what you are paying for.

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