Sliding patio doors are a great addition to any home. They not only help improve indoor natural lighting but also help save space. Read on to learn more about the benefits you can enjoy.
Improved Natural Lighting
In addition to lowering your electricity costs, installing sliding windows and patio doors can help brighten the mood inside and do wonders for your mental well-being. Remember: your body needs exposure to sunlight to produce Vitamin D, a micronutrient that helps regulate your moods. Studies have shown that insufficient Vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk for depression and other mental health orders, so it’s important that you get your daily dose of vitamin D from sunlight and a healthy diet.
Here’s another fact about sunlight and mental well-being: It’s common knowledge that getting a good’s night sleep is essential to your mental well-being. Sunlight helps regulate your circadian or sleep patterns: the soft warm light that’s only found in natural sunlight sends signals to our body to begin preparing for sleep.
Why Choose Fibrex Patio Doors?
Here’s a tip: Abrupt changes in temperature can be harsh on your exterior, particularly your doors and windows, which is why it’s important to choose a frame material that can handle your area’s climate. If you need a window replacement, you might want to consider custom windows and doors made using Fibrex®.
Fibrex is an exclusive thermoplastic-polymer-wood composite that’s durable enough to withstand abrupt changes in the temperature—which can cause certain materials to expand and contract—as well as the Tennessee climate. And thanks to this exceptional durability, Fibrex windows have sleek frames that can maximize their glass areas as well as indoor natural lighting.
Reducing Heat Gain From Doors and Windows with Wide Glass Areas
Keep in mind that sunlight can be too much of a good thing. If too much heat accumulates inside your home, it can get uncomfortably warm. That’s why if you’re considering installing windows with wide glass areas, like bay windows, you should choose ones with energy-efficient glass.
Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville offers a wide range of energy-efficient options. Our most energy-efficient glass option is High-Performance™ Low-E4®, which is 56% and 47% more energy-efficient than an ordinary dual-pane glass pane in summer and winter respectively.
Sliding windows patio doors would be a smart investment if you want to free up more space inside your home. Since, as the name suggests, they slide instead of swinging open, they use up less space than hinged doors.
Easy-to-Use Opening Mechanisms
It’s also easier to open sliding patio doors. However, some homeowners are hesitant about installing sliding patio doors due to security concerns. They’re worried unwanted guests. However, most manufacturers have added extra security features to their custom windows and doors to address these concerns. For instance, Renewal by Andersen’s sliding doors have a reach-out locking mechanism that pulls the door panel into the jamb tightly, making sure they’re airtight and locked securely.
Don’t forget that your patio doors also form part of your home’s curb appeal. If you want to give your exterior a more modern look, we recommend installing sleek contemporary sliding windows and doors.
Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and window replacements are no exception. That’s why as part of our Signature Service, Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville customizes each window and door according to our customers’ needs and preferences. And since we’re a full-service window and patio door replacement company, we’ll handle the entire window replacement process, from the drafting of the designs of your custom bay windows and sliding doors and right down to its installation in your home.