Having a sliding door in your home
If you have a patio or deck at your home, you likely have a sliding door to get to it. Sliding doors offer a great bit of utility for getting to outdoor home amenities such as patios and pools.
What is it?
A sliding door is also often referred to as a sliding glass door because it is essentially a giant window that moves. Sliding doors usually consist of one large pane of glass. Depending on how wide the door opening is, you might have one sliding door or two. Sliding doors often have a screen door as a second component, which allows you to have the door open and let in air while still keeping pets and kids in the house.
Why would you want one?
Sliding doors are popular entrances to outdoor amenities such as decks, patios and swimming pools. They are popular for a couple of reasons. One is that they double as a large window, which allows a tremendous amount of light into your living room or bedroom if you want it. Another is that they are fairly easy to operate.
Though sliding doors can be a good addition to any house, there are some things you should keep in mind. They are hard to keep clean because of their large glass surfaces. They also can be a security risk, because people often forget to lock them and/or check that they are locked. These are things you should consider with any sliding door in your home.