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Don’t Be Fooled: Top 3 Myths About Sliding Patio Doors

However, there are a lot of misconceptions about patio doors, which is why homeowners are reluctant to install them. Today, we debunk some of these myths

Sliding Doors Will Lower Your Curb Appeal

This may have been true in the past, but you can’t compare older sliding patio doors with newer models. A lot of improvements, materials-and-design-wise, have been made since then. 

Manufacturers have also been producing more contemporary models that can fit into any exterior. If you want a model that can be integrated into any interior design seamlessly, we recommend installing minimalist sliding patio doors with sleek narrow frames and a wide glass area. 

The problem is most manufacturers make their frames thicker to ensure they can support the glass panel. Otherwise, the frame can bend or collapse under the weight of the glass. That’s why we came up with our exclusive composite material: Fibrex®.  

Fibrex, a composite material made from wood and vinyl, combines the best qualities of the two: wood’s sturdiness and vinyl’s low-maintenance. The strength of Fibrex allows us to make the frames our energy-efficient windows and doors narrow and sleek. 

Sliding Doors With Big Panels Are Difficult to Open

Like we mentioned earlier, manufacturers have made several improvements to sliding patio doors, one of which was installing the door panels top-hung. As such, there’s no need to lift heavy doors panels to slide them open: the tracks lift the panels, making it easier to slide the door open. 

Sliding Doors Often Experience Leaks

Without routine maintenance, patio doors, or any part of your exterior for that matter, can suffer leaks. Aside from improper maintenance, installation errors are a common cause of leaky doors. That’s why you should only hire qualified contractors. 

Renewal By Andersen® of St. Louis, an independently owned retailer with an A%20 rating from the Better Business Bureau, offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including casement windows.  To schedule your free consultation, call us at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form here. We serve homeowners in St Charles, MO, as well as other nearby areas. 

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