Sliding glass doors offer many benefits. Although they’re not without limitations, many criticisms surrounding them are misguided. To truly appreciate what they bring to the table, Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky debunks five stubborn myths about them:
Myth 1: They Don’t Mesh With Traditional Home Designs
Sliding glass replacement doors are the antithesis of hinged French doors, but they can still complement Old World home designs. In fact, we offer the traditional French door style in a sliding design to give you the best of both worlds.
Myth 2: They Are Easy to Jimmy
Our sliding door models have a unique, reach-out locking mechanism with an optional, auxiliary foot lock. They also come with a keyed exterior lock just like our hinged patio doors. There’s no need to worry about security when you invest in our sliding doors.
Myth 3: They Are Vulnerable to Leaks
Doors, swinging or gliding, can allow water intrusion when equipped with bad weatherstripping. Our sliding doors form a tight seal when closed to keep bad weather out, making them highly leak resistant.
Myth 4: The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Are to Open
This was true until advancements in hardware and engineering made it a moot point. At Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky, our gliding French and contemporary doors are designed to deliver climate-neutral performance. Sliding smoothly on Andersen’s track rollers and dual ball-bearing rollers with self-contained leveling adjusters, they ensure decades of effortless operation.
Myth 5: They Are Completely Airtight
Operating patio and entry doors aren’t completely airtight. However, energy-efficient products are guaranteed to keep your interior draft-free. Featuring cutting-edge features like continuous weatherstripping, an ENERGY STAR®-certified door will work in tandem with your HVAC system to maintain your desired indoor climate.
Learn more about Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky’s impressive range of patio door systems. Call us at (502) 716-7264, (859) 629-4649, or (270) 215-5825 now to schedule your free, in-home consultation and estimate.