A high-quality sliding glass door can last for decades, which means that most homeowners will never have a reason to replace theirs. As a result, we know that many people have no idea how to go about choosing a new door. They don’t know what material would work best, what features to look for, and what a good value even looks like.
The good news is that you are not in this alone, you have Progressive Insulation & Windows here to help you. Our technicians can come to you for a free, no-pressure consultation. We will take appropriate measurements, go over your options, and give you cost estimates. When you visit with us, we recommend considering the following three factors as you compare your options.
- Is it Secure While Also Being Easy to Use?
- How Durable is It?
- Is it the Best Value?
For many homeowners, finding the right balance between a sliding glass door that’s secure but also easy to use can be a challenge. The good news is that the days of unsafe doors are over. Today you can find sliding glass patio doors with exterior key locks, secondary dead bolts, and doors that don’t even open from the outside. Today’s doors slide much more easily than those of years past, which means you do not need super-human strength to open them.
As we mentioned, a high-quality sliding glass door that is expertly installed can last for decades. However, if you choose a low-quality door you can expect that it will not last nearly as long. You need a door that can stand up to the elements, is made to last, and is durable. When we go over your options, we can give you their average lifespan so you know which doors are the most durable.
You’ll note that we are not suggesting you ask if the door is the cheapest option but whether it is the best value. For example, if you have a door that lasts 10 years that cost one price, and for just 20% more you could have gotten a door that lasts 25 years, would those extra 15 years be worth it? Likewise, the more energy efficient a door is, the more it will likely cost. However, these increases in price can be nominal and can essentially pay for themselves in reduced energy costs.
We Are Here to Answer Your Questions About Door Installation
Do you have additional questions? Are you ready to learn more about your options? Contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to set up an appointment. We will answer your questions, go over the choices, and give you an honest assessment of the pros and cons of each. Call us today to get your free in-home consultation scheduled.