Sliding doors are unique devices that a lot of people love having in their houses, but you might not realise how efficient and cheap they are to use. If you are planning on making any changes to the doors in your house, you might want to consider ones that are easier to maintain over the years.
Here are the benefits of using sliding doors.
1. It takes up little space.
A sliding door can be installed as a front door, deck door, or side door. They simply slide into a slot that was cut into the wall. It does not open into a place that takes up more room as normal doors do so you don’t struggle around the door when trying to get in or out. Sliding doors save space and are ideal for high foot traffic areas. Plus if you have any tables or décor around that area, it won’t obstruct the doorway. You might have thought of getting a door of a different size, but it makes more sense to install a sliding door that does not swing out at all.
2. It is ideal for patio and deck areas.
Install a sliding door by the deck so that you have the easiest way to enter and leave the house from the back yard. You might have a lot of gatherings where people are streaming in and out of your home and this type of door makes it more convenient when having parties or gatherings in your back yard.
3. Less mess and less fuss to install.
A standard door needs the wall to be broken to the size specified whereas a sliding door can be installed along the wall via a slot to replace the current door that used to swing open. It is much simpler to install the sliding door and there is less of a mess.
4. It locks securely.
These kinds of doors usually have two lock functions. One on the handle that locks the door shut as well as a pin at the top of the door to securely lock it. The sliding door has a simple yet effective locking system and it closes much tighter than a normal door. This lock system is also very neat and tidy which does not take away from the aesthetics of the glass panels.
5. You can choose glass, wood or metal.
It can be made of glass, wood or a metal sheet. You could have patterns or designs on it to make it unique to yourself. It could be cut to a specific size if you want. Glass doors can be tinted. Wooden doors can be carved with interesting designs or it could have glass panels. And those glass panels can be custom shapes or different colours. You can choose clear glass, or a stained option. You have the freedom to create your own masterpiece and let your imagination run away with you during the design process.
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