Sliding doors have become a staple in both traditional and contemporary properties. Unlike the classic French door style, these doors have a simpler look that maximizes the glass area. As the name suggests, they also slide open instead of swinging out.
In this post, Stittsville Windows and Doors discusses the benefits of installing this door style as well as some of the restrictions you’ll have to consider.
Maximum Glass Area
Sliding glass doors offer a seamless glass area. Unlike classic door styles, there are no lines or trim interrupting your views. As a result, they let in more natural light, making it the perfect choice if you want to add more daylight to your interior.
As for ventilation, this door style ventilates the same as swing-out patio doors when they’re open. The difference with this particular style is that it doesn’t take up any extra floor space to operate, either outside or inside, making it great for rooms where space is at a premium.
The minimalist appearance of the sliding glass door complements contemporary homes that boast a modern architectural style. Despite this, you can still install it in a traditional home; the sliding door’s large glass area allows you to add attractive grille options that help it to blend with the rest of the classic architecture.
Although sliding glass doors don’t require extra floor space to actually open, they do require ample wall space. Sliding doors are usually wider than the traditional swing-out door since they are essentially two doors in one. Keep this space restriction in mind before you commit to either door style.
As your local door replacement company, Stittsville Windows and Doors will recommend you the best door style for your home. Give us a call at (613) 706-1922 to learn more about our services. We serve homeowners in Goulbourn Township, ON, and the nearby areas.