No one ever said that you had to settle for a home without a sliding patio door. If your current home does not already have a sling patio door leading to the outside of the home, you can always put one in. And the perfect place to put in a new sliding patio door is where an old window is currently located.
There is already an Opening for the Sliding Patio Door
When you choose to put a sliding patio door where a window already exists you are making the project a little bit easier than if you were putting one where an exterior wall is. For one, there is already an opening in the wall because of the window, so all you have to do is make the opening larger to accommodate the new sliding patio door.
Unless you know what you are doing though, it is better to leave this to a professional. They will know how to remove this window and replace it with your new sliding patio door in a way that is safe for both the structure of your home and for the environment.
A Sliding Patio Door Makes Yard Access Easier
There aren’t many, if any, people that would argue that getting to your yard is easier through a window than a door. A sliding patio door creates an easy access point for you and your family so that you can get from the inside of your home to the yard, and vice-versa.
With a regular door, you have to have hands available to twist the knob to get the door open. If you have your hands full of items to bring in the house or you have been working in your yard, and your hands are dirty, a sliding patio door can be easily slid open with elbows or feet allowing you inside without putting anything down or getting the door dirty.
Deck Access is Easier with a Sliding Patio Door
A sliding glass door not only makes it easier to get in and out of your home, it makes decorating your deck easier. Because the sliding patio door opens laterally you can put furniture closer to the house than you would be able to with a door that swings open. This essentially gives you more floor room to be able to use when it comes to decoration both the inside of your home and the deck.
Sliding Patio Doors Allow in More Air and Light
A sliding patio door lets in more natural light due to the larger glass area it has than a regular window. This can help you save on electricity from not having to turn on lights in the room where the door is located, as well as helping you combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD (also known as winter depression) is brought on from not receiving enough sunlight during the winter months.
A sliding patio door allows you to get this needed sunlight without having to go out in the cold Louisville winter weather. Schedule your free in-home consultation to learn more.