How Secure are Sliding Glass Patio Doors?
There is much debate as to whether sliding glass doors are secure. One thing is for sure: the sliding glass doors of yesteryear are quite insecure compared to today’s versions. However, plenty of homeowners are hesitant to spend the money necessary for a new patio door if they feel the chances of a home burglary are low. But it only takes once for your trust to vanish. If your old sliding glass doors leave much to be desired, consider upgrading your old sliding glass door to a new patio door. Let’s take a look at why it is prudent to upgrade to new sliding glass patio doors and rely on a professional for patio door replacement.
Today’s Patio Doors are Different
The sliding glass doors made in previous decades are nowhere near as secure as today’s designs. Modern patio glass doors are much more secure thanks to their Impact-Resistant glass. These new designs also feature superior locking systems. This is precisely why more and more homeowners are choosing to upgrade their sliding glass door to a set of patio doors. Aside from improved safety, today’s glass patio doors are that much more energy efficient too.
Why Older Sliding Glass Doors are a Major Security Weakness
Plenty of industry experts insist the latest glass door designs are burglar-proof. Though a determined burglar might be able to get through any door or another potential opening into your home, it will be that much more challenging if the door is upgraded with the latest security features. Continue to rely on your old sliding glass door and you may put everything you have worked so hard for at risk. The locks on older sliding glass doors can be picked fairly easily. Furthermore, these doors tend to be made of tempered glass that can be breached with surprising ease. In some situations, the burglar simply lifts the antiquated glass door out of the frame, obtaining easy access to everything inside.
Let a Professional Install Your new Sliding Glass Door
Installing new patio doors is not as easy as most assume. Even if you are good with your hands, it is a mistake to assume the installation of a patio door is a DIY (do it yourself) project. Ask anyone who has attempted to install a new door about the project and you may find it was not worth the time nor the effort. Making matters worse is the fact that self-installation may weaken the security of the door or void the warranty.
Put your faith in a professional to install your new patio doors and you won’t have to worry about them being installed incorrectly. Professional installation of patio doors also reduces the chances of water damage. If water breaches the door, it is only a matter of time until rot and harmful mold form. Add in the fact that improperly installed doors tend to stick and squeak and it is that much easier to understand why it is in your best interest to rely on the experts for patio door replacement. With over 75 years of combined experience, Armorvue Home Exteriors has become an industry leader, and you can count on us to get the job done right. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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