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Benefits of a French or Sliding Patio Door

Benefits of a French or Sliding Patio Door By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

If your patio door needs to be replaced, there are many positive reasons for going ahead with a plan. There are patio doors available that not only enhance the appearance of your home, but also help lower the costs of your home energy needs.

In addition, patio doors improve security, give your home a more comfortable feel, and best of all, they are easily cleaned and maintained.

Additionally, French or sliding patio doors offer these benefits:

  • Lowers energy bills

  • You can replace your patio door with a French or sliding patio door to help conserve energy in your home. This is due to the type of glass used, whether it is single-, double-, or triple-pane. It is also because of the weather-stripping, the coating on the glass, and how the frame and sashes are built.

  • Improves security

  • A new trend sweeping the United States is the idea of using special laminated glass with extremely tough vinyl doors. This is similar to the glass found in the windshields of automobiles. This glass can typically take up to 30 powerful hits of a baseball bat before a very small hole is formed. In your home, you will feel safer knowing that you have this type of French or sliding patio door.

  • Makes your home comfy

  • Installing a French or sliding patio door will prevent any drafts that may find their way into your home. Eliminating these drafts will give your home the more comfortable and relaxed feeling that you desire.

  • Cleaning and Maintenance

  • If your French or sliding patio door has been coated with a glass protector, you only need to simply rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. If not, then you can use any glass cleaner found at a local store to clean the glass surface.

    About the Author
    An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

    *Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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