Debunking Myths: Common Misconceptions About Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are easy to open and provide great views, making them a great addition to any home. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners are hesitant about installing patio doors due to several myths around them. Exterior Source, a top home improvement contractor in the state, debunks the most widespread myths below. 


  • Sliding Patio Doors Will Lower Your Curb Appeal 


This may have been true for older models, but manufacturers have since made improvements to make sliding patio doors more aesthetically pleasing. For example, thanks to the production of sturdier materials, manufacturers have been able to produce sleeker door frames that have wider glass panels. 

A sleek, minimalist style can be especially advantageous for your curb appeal—minimalist elements have a classic appeal, which doesn’t fade as trends come and go. And if anything, sliding patio doors can help increase your property’s value through the great views they provide. Experts say scenic views could be the factor that clinches a sale. 

One more thing: sliding patio doors won’t be able to add to your curb appeal if it doesn’t match the rest of your exterior, or if there are any mismatched elements. As such, depending on the consistency of your exterior’s design scheme, you may have to make additional modifications, like installing new replacement windows, to optimize your curb appeal. 


  • They’re Hard to Open 


Sliding patio doors’ ease of operation is one of their most attractive features. A gentle push is enough to slide them open. If you find it hard to slide them open, check the tracks—dirt and grime can easily accumulate there if the tracks aren’t routinely maintained. 


  • They’re Prone to Leaks 


All parts of your exterior, including your doors and windows, are vulnerable to leaks, to a certain extent. You can’t eliminate this risk, but you can minimize it. One way to do that is to make sure only an experienced contractor installs your new patio doors. 

Exterior Source, a contractor with more than 25 years’ worth of experience in the industry, offers professional exterior services, including seamless gutters installations. To get a quote, call us at (804) 275-5323 or (757) 464-2060, or leave us a message here

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