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Newly Designed Sliding Glass Doors
In the recent past nearly every new home had at least one sliding glass door, and many had two or three that sometimes spanned an entire wall. The doors opened up the back yard and could be left unadorned or draped and curtained allowing the doors to open up or close entirely.
Then the sliding glass doors seemed to vanish and in their place you'd find French doors or other types of entry doors that took their place.
If you yearn for the sliding glass doors, but remember how difficult they were to clean, look around at the newly designed doors that hang from the top leaving the bottoms clean and free from debris.
The new sliding glass doors come in many designs and even the frames look modern and unique. From aluminum to vinyl, wood, metal and even fiberglass that give you a choice of materials. The glass itself can have etched or stained glass and are usually double paned to soundproof your room. They don't necessarily install them only to open up the back yard, but can be a barrier to another room like a garden room, enclosed porch or patio.
They can easily install a doggie door in the newly designed sliding glass doors, and you'll be able to lock it as well. Sliding doors used to be the way a thief could easily enter your home. Not so with the newly designed doors. They lock securely and can't be forced open from the outside, and they don't shatter easily either.
There is no reason why you should settle for small windows that actually hide your beautiful landscaped back yard. One of the newly designed doors will bring that beauty right into your room and you can enjoy it until you choose to close it off.
There are also new ideas for window coverings so you can close out your neighbors and not allow any passersby to see into your living space.
The choices are yours, and if you're an experienced handyman, you may want to be careful when knocking out a wall to make way for one of your new sliding glass window. There may be wires or plumbing within the wall, and don't ever destroy the weight bearing beams that hold up your roof.
To stay away from problems, check out contractors who specialize in replacing windows. Make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured. Check with the Better Business Bureau, and be sure they are an established business. Then check their references before you sign on that dotted line.