Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio doors, also known as “sliders,” have a few key characteristics that set them apart. They are sometimes referred to as “gliding” doors and typically consist of two parts—a fixed panel and a sliding panel. They can also be configured to open from the left or right. A sliding door will usually come with a sliding screen door to allow for natural ventilation and to keep bugs out. Sliding glass doors typically have narrower frames. This allows for more natural daylight to enter the home, and it can make space look bigger. Manufacturers of patio sliders agree that they provide better insulation and less air penetration, resulting in an improvement in energy efficiency. One clear benefit sliding doors provide is that they don’t have as much of an impact on where you station your furniture in the room. Because sliders remain parallel to the wall and are in a flat plane, they don’t need space in front or behind the opening.