Why do people choose vinyl sliding patio doors?


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People choose vinyl sliding patio doors because they are low on maintenance, cheaper than other sliding door types, provide security and flexible styling features and are energy efficient. Additionally, such doors are long-lasting and have a good replacement value.

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Vinyl patio doors do not need regular maintenance. An occasional cleaning with mild soap and water is enough to keep the glass clean. Also, unlike wooden patio doors, protective sealants are not needed for vinyl ones. Moreover, vinyl does not fade or warp like wood.

Sliding vinyl patio doors save space and lend themselves to a range of styling options. Some models of these doors feature retractable screens and blinds that afford improved light and ventilation control. They also offer excellent weather resistance, particularly against gusty storms. Additionally, these doors blend in seamlessly with the exteriors and interiors of the home and are available in several colors. Homeowners can easily find a door color matching the color of their homes.

Sliding vinyl patio doors come with a locking mechanism and triple-pane tempered glass that increases energy efficiency, safety and durability of the door. Energy Star has given its energy-efficient approval seal to most such doors.

Vinyl sliding patio doors can be used within the house to separate a conservatory or sunroom and also as outside doors. Prices of doors used indoors are lower than of those used outdoors, as the glass is not as insulated.

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