Sliding Glass Doors Bring The Outside In
What was the first thing you thought the last time you were in a house with sliding glass doors that opened up the back of the house to the outside? Besides the amount of light shining into that area of the house it almost felt like the window brought the outside in; didn't it? That can be especially lush if one has a lot of flowers, grass, trees, or even a pond in the backyard.
How about a birdbath that's positioned in full view where you get to see birds landing and taking off all day long? From another perspective a parent can keep an eye on the children while being able to clean, cook, or just plain relax in an adjoining room.
What other choices might there be for these types of doors? Well, you may want to open up two rooms that are connected by a traditional door. By installing a sliding glass door you are in effect opening up both rooms and your house will feel much bigger.
More Benefits To Installing Sliding Glass Doors
An additional benefit to installing sliding glass doors in your home is that you will be able to move large items such as furniture much easier from room to room for parties, get togethers and the holidays when added space becomes more important than at other times of the year. Again, sliding doors not only insulate the inside of your home from the weather outside, but they can insulate you from any noise caused by children playing. You will still be able to monitor how things are going, but there will be at least some sound barrier between you and the kids, so you can enjoy a quiet moment or two.
If your sliding glass door opens up to a patio you will also be able to keep in touch with the rest of your guests while they're hanging out by the barbecue - even if you’re inside doing something else.
Who Maintains Your Sliding Glass Doors?
The easy answer would be yourself; right? Well, unless you’re trained in maintaining sliding glass doors, like the professionals at R C Windows & Doors, the answer may not be so obvious. Even improper glass cleaning can result in cuts to the rubber insulating strips, scratch the glass, or possibly damage the door guides. So when the time comes for some serious maintenance it’s probably best to call a professional.
For your sliding glass doors to effectively keep out the elements, close smoothly every time, and provide you with a clear view of the outside, or into the adjoining room it's best to allow R C Windows & Doors to periodically maintain your sliding glass doors. While we’re at your home we can also take care of any other door or window related problems or questions you may have.
There are some “green” benefits to the addition of sliding glass doors - whether it's a portal to the outside, or as a way to open up the space between rooms. By providing an abundance of natural light to the inside of your home a sliding glass door can make any room appear larger than before. The presence of natural light in a room where previously there was none, may help with your energy bills and affect the resale value of your home.