Sliding Doors are a timeless invention that is still widely popular amongst homeowners, and recommended by door and window contractors. Also known as Gliding Doors, these entryways give your home the look and feel that it has always needed.
Sliding doors are a popular alternative to other types of doors because of their practicality. Many homeowners, as well as hotels, ballrooms use a sliding door system that allows the door panels to disappear into the wall. Referred to as Pocket Doors, these doors are great alternatives for large spaces and are a simple way to improve the look and feel of your entry way.
Sliding doors are also great for allowing natural light into your home, as well as providing optimal ventilation. Similar to many other types of doors and windows, sliding doors can decrease your home's level of energy consumption.
Today's generation of sliding doors are of higher-quality, meaning: more efficient, durable and safety approved. Many homeowners are opting for materials like tempered glass and aluminum, which are less expensive and take minimal time to install.
Wooden sliding doors are another popular trend that give your home the beauty of wood on the inside of your home, and the durability of vinyl on the exterior.
Sizes and Features
Sliding doors come in single-opening and double-opening options. Although there are standard dimensions the doors come in, most door and window contractors can expand your design options by installing matching windows above the entry way.
Many sliding doors come with the option of a standard screen, or insect screen as well as different styles of door handles to match other fixtures in your home.