Top 5 Advantages of Sliding Doors

September 4th, 2019
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Unlike screen doors, sliding doors are still a luxury for most homes, so if you are in the position of putting sliding doors into your house, congratulations. Welcome to a world of beauty and luxury. Sliding doors will allow your home to have better flow, and will elevate any room and in home experience.

Typically sliding doors are large panes of glass that room from the floor to the ceiling, with the idea to maximise as much natural light as possible, allowing you to enjoy both inside and outside in any weather condition.

Here are 5 reasons why you need sliding doors in your home.

  1. Energy efficiency / Environmentally friendly

Today it’s all about doing what is right for the planet, and we’re happy to say that sliding doors tick that box. Sliding doors ensure that your home stays warm in winter and cool in the summer, if installed correctly, sliding doors effectively act as a weather and sound barrier, keeping out dust, drafts and rain from your home. 

Depending on how green you want to go, homeowners can get sliding doors that is made from renewable / recycled wood, which durable and acts as a good insulator.  


  1. Safety

We know what you’re thinking, it’s a sheet of glass, how can that be safe. In today’s sliding door market, all glass used should be shatterproof making the doors incredibly safe for those with bust households. 

If you have any old glass doors in the house, these are most likely not made with shatterproof glass, upgrading this will allow you to have security in knowing, it’s safe and no one will be harmed by a broken glass door incident. You may also consider a screen door for added security.


  1. Indoor/outdoor flow

A big trend in homes is entertaining. We all want a space that allows us to entertain our guests, plus give them a sense of awe. Sliding doors allows for homeowners to have a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor spaces. Essentially allowing you to double your entertaining space on those warmer days and nights.

Since sliding doors have large glass panes, they offer all-year-round views of your garden landscape and panoramic views beyond.  They really do bring the outside in which gives off a beautiful feeling of being with nature all year long. 


  1. Space saving

Where space is becoming harder and harder to get, sliding doors allow your rooms to instantly become larger as they operate without a hinge – they simply glide along a track instead of swinging open. This means that no extra space is required for the door arc because they simply open up by one door sliding over another panel. 

Installing sliding doors will give you some space back and make your rooms feel more grand and lux. 


  1. Style

It goes without saying but all homes that are being built now include sliding doors, for the reasons above, but the main reason is ‘style’. Sliding doors are stunning and can turn a room into something magical. Natural light is a must have, sliding doors allow for maximum natural light in your home, they allow you to bring outside in and gives your home that entertainer flexibility to create more space if needed by opening the doors right up.

One last thing to note, if you’re considering using sliding doors or screen doors in your home ensure you use top quality door rollers and tracks to ensure they last for years to come! Why not take a look at our roller range here.

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