With the unusually beautiful summer weather, people’s minds are turning to the ways in which they can make the most of the sunshine and maximise their exposure to the likely brief period of sunshine. One of the ways to do this is to install glass sliding doors in the home, but there are plenty of other reasons why installing them makes sense at all times of year.
1. Taking in the view
If you live in an area of particular beauty, having sliding doors means that your living space can be organised to take advantage of the beautiful views and create a natural work of art along one wall of your room.
Even if the space beyond your own property isn’t the most spectacular, glass doors can allow an outlook over a well cared-for garden. This means you can enjoy the benefits of the work you’ve put into it in all weathers.
2. You bring light in
If you want to increase the amount of light in your living space, there are few more effective ways to do so than by installing sliding glass doors. In fitting these, you are essentially converting one of the walls of the room into a large window that lets in a huge amount more light.
The feeling of light and airiness can make any room feel more pleasant to be in. A bright room brings energy to the house.
3. Energy saving
Dim rooms require more energy to live in than brighter ones. Installing glass sliding doors means that you’ll cut the cost of lighting for the room, even through the darker winter months.
Glass sliding doors such as those from Cantifix are also heat efficient. With top-of-the-range double glazing, they keep the cold out as well as letting more light in.
4. A flow from indoors to outdoors
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, installing sliding glass doors brings together inside and outside in a way that creates a seamless flow from your garden back into the house.
In the summertime, having sliding glass doors can allow you to entertain more easily as people can pass easily from outside to indoors and make more space for family and friends. In the winter, getting back inside is quick and easy as doors give easy access and are quickly closed to keep the heat in.
5. Safe and secure
The high standard of materials in the glass and frames of sliding glass doors means that they are an excellent way to ensure that your home is secure. Multiple locking systems and tamper-proof glass means that anyone trying to get into your home will be met with a significant challenge.
The doors are also safe for children and pets. Toughened glass means that there’s very little chance of any amount of impact that can be wrought by youngsters would be likely to smash them and put them at risk of injury.
6. Use of space
While rooms that have regular hinged doors can make using the space available either inside or out somewhat problematic, sliding glass doors make best use of available space. Whereas hinged doors need to be left sufficient clearance room to open and close, sliding glass doors take up the same amount of space open as they do closed and make best use of the use able area in your home or garden.
7. Low maintenance
Sliding glass doors, once installed, are a low-maintenance way of keeping your home protected and opening up the space for more use. UPVC frames in a variety of colours and self-cleaning glass mean that once fitted, the doors will require no further time to clean or maintain. Just think of what you could do with all the time you save painting and cleaning. You could spend it in your newly bright room or your easy-to-access garden!
Sliding glass doors are a low-maintenance, high impact addition to your home. Increasing security, improving living space and reducing energy costs are just some of the benefits you can expect to enjoy with newly installed sliding doors.