There’s nothing better than a sliding door to provide easy access to a patio or deck, while also giving you an expansive view and allowing plenty of natural light into your home. The only problem is that many older sliding doors have issues with sticking, jamming and other operational troubles.
That’s not the case with the improved, modern sliding doors installed by Rescom Exteriors. Advances in design, materials and construction make today’s sliding doors easier to operate, more reliable than ever, and capable of serving as a “thermal barrier” to keep cold out and prevent energy loss.
Let’s start with the frame, a critical component of any sliding door. For many years sliding door frames were primarily made of aluminum. It was the only material available that was rigid enough, yet light enough, to serve the purpose. But aluminum sliding doors tended to expand or contract in the heat and cold, causing sticking and jamming. Worse, aluminum serves as a great conductor to allow outside cold to enter your home.
Today we use a rigid vinyl frame that has multiple advantages over the older aluminum construction. Vinyl does not expand or contract, but retains its shape and rigidity to prevent warping and jamming. The rolling mechanism of the doors has also been improved to make it more reliable and consistent. And a vinyl frame makes the door itself much lighter, making it easier to open and close.
We’ve also made huge improvements in the glass used in our sliding glass doors. The wide expanse of glass used to be a conduit for energy loss, which is why your parents’ sliding glass door was always wet with condensation or even frosty with built up ice! But the double-pane insulated glass we use on every sliding door installation is a much more effective thermal barrier, helping to prevent energy loss and keeping your home more comfortable – plus, it helps reduce monthly energy costs.
Ready for a sliding patio door that is engineered to meet the demands of modern life? We’re ready to help! Call Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate.