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Top 3 Sliding Patio Door Myths Debunked

Have you been thinking about getting a sliding patio door? You might have heard some not so positive things about this type of patio door, and now you’re hesitating on getting one. Of course, you do not want to invest in something that you will regret.

Yet, sliding patio doors are quality investment – you just need to ignore some myths surrounding them.

Myth #1: Sliding Doors Always Leak

This is not strictly true. Note that whether it’s a new window replacement, your main door or a sliding patio door, there’s always a risk of leaks when the weather is too harsh. Having said that, leaks are not a common problem that you’ll experience with sliding patio doors. The key, aside from the quality of the materials, is proper installation. So, make sure you only let highly trained pros install your sliding patio door.

Myth #2: Sliding Patio Doors Are Hard to Operate

With old sliding patio doors, this may have been true. Thanks to advancements in the door industry, however, that’s not the case anymore. While old sliding doors slide the bottom gasket of the patio door along  the track, newer models are more like “lift-slide”, which they slide easier than older doors. It’s practically effortless operation now!

Myth #3: Sliding Doors Are Not Aesthetically Pleasing

This would have been true around a decade ago, but not today. Should you decide to get a sliding patio door together with your windows replacement from Renewal by Andersen®, you’ll get doors that are sleek and beautiful. The frames are smaller, increasing your view, and there are a number of materials you can choose from, including aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, wood and steel. You can also choose from a multitude of options for the color and finish.

Sliding patio doors can provide you with the open-air feel that can help connect the indoors to the outdoors. It can make your home look brighter, too. Don’t believe the myths that people tell you! Learn more about sliding patio doors by calling us at (510) 263-3210 or filling out our contact form. We provide the best window and patio door services in San Francisco and nearby cities.


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