Selecting The Right Door
Replacing sliding glass patio doors is not just about selecting a door that looks like the one you’re replacing. Because glass patio doors add value to your home, it’s probably a good idea to consider what is available and of value in the market place. This is one major reason why picking the right patio door door is important.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the best patio door features and discuss the options available to you. With the right kind of glass and the right level of security, you can find happiness and value with your patio doors for years to come.
1. Low E-Glass
While traditional glass works alright for patio doors, low-e glass is far better. Low-e coating is one of the greatest inventions of the modern age. It’s almost supernatural in its ability to do exactly what homeowners want it to do. Low-e glass offers the following amazing features:
- UV Protection. Low-e glass blocks the entry of UV rays, protecting your upholstery, hardwood floors and even your skin from sun damage.
- Energy Efficiency. Low-e glass is highly energy efficient. It prevents heated air from leaking out in the winter and also stops super heated air from entering your home in the summer.
2. Security Glass
As a resident of the Los Angeles area, you know how important it is to have home security. Unfortunately, traditional glass sliding doors can represent a serious security threat because of the “smash and grab” practices of home intruders.
You can avoid this problem by purchasing patio doors that offer protection with security glass. Security glass isn’t impossible to smash, but it is more difficult. It is this difficulty that could be what prevents an intruder from breaking through your patio doors. When looking for a new door, be sure to ask about having security glass installed.
The quality of the lock on your sliding glass patio door makes a big difference with regards to the security of your home. Inexpensive locks on sliding doors can sometimes be jiggled open, while others can break open if yanked hard enough. When purchasing your doors from a door company, look for product that features a deadbolt similar to the type of deadbolt you would find on your home’s front door. This will help you keep your family safe.
Tashman Home Center
If you’re considering the purchase of a sliding glass patio door in 2016, come to Tashman Home Center. We sell a variety of patio doors with a range of features. Best of all, we’re a licensed contractor (Lic # 298720) as well as a certified Installation Master specializing in replacing windows and doors.
For more information about replacing your sliding glass patio doors or to receive a quote for its purchase and installation please give us a call at 323-498-2417 to set up an appointment or stop by the store (7769 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046) and check out our showroom! We have an experienced and knowledgeable staff and we’d be delighted to help you select the right sliding glass door for your home.