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Types of Patio Doors - Locking And Sliding Glass Doors

June 20, 2013 Categories: Doors

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In this post you will learn …

  • What to look for in a patio door.
  • Why is it important to get a custom sized patio door?
  • The difference between sliding glass doors and patio doors.

Types of Patio Doors

Locking and Sliding Glass Doors

Stanek® Windows by Great Day Improvements, offers a host of precision-fit sliding patio doors for your home. Each and every Stanek door is custom-made to the exact width and height dimensions of the door opening. This custom-made feature is Stanek’s main distinction in sliding patio doors, and it’s a big one. Sven Kramer, National Sales Manager of Stanek Windows, explains why below.

Two-Lite Patio Door

“Oddball sizes are never a problem for Stanek,” states National Sales Manager Sven Kramer. “Patio doors on the market usually come in stock six-foot, eight-foot, and nine-foot sizes. This is because the tempered glass used in sliding patio doors cannot be re-cut, once tempered.”

Many sliding glass doors on the market are only available in stock sizes. Wall openings that do not pre-conform exactly to these stock sizes will need quite a bit of adjustment to fit a new stock patio door properly.

Stanek goes about these things differently. Stanek fits the doors to the opening, using rigorous attention to detail and uncompromising accuracy.

Stanek’s true custom sliding doors are available, then, in any size and shape. They can also fit any type of slide configurations, right-to-left, left-to-right or sliding in both directions, and can be installed in two- or three-panel sets.

Leak-Free, Trouble-Free

“High-end, fully welded and metal-reinforced vinyl patio doors from Stanek provide years of trouble-free operation,” Kramer continues. “The welded corners and sashes reinforced with metal not only prevent warping and sagging, but also make it very secure. Welded corners versus mechanically fastened corners that were simply screwed together are far superior, being impervious to air and water penetration.”

Three-Point Locking

Not only do Stanek’s beautifully crafted sliding glass doors stand up better to the weather and therefore cut down your energy bill, they have a three-point locking system that makes it impossible to lift the sash out of the frame.

All This & Looks Good Too

Three-Lite Patio Door

Stanek sliding patio doors’ contemporary locking hardware comes in attractive multiple finishes, providing style along with your security. Choose from custom exterior colors and a splendid collection of four woodgrain interior options for nearly endless combinations.

Sliding Patio Doors vs. French Doors

French doors are undeniably appealing. They have a timeless look that evokes gentler days when things were slower, friendlier and courtlier, if not easier.

Stanek does not manufacture French doors, preferring to offer better-performing sliding glass doors instead. Stanek installers find themselves replacing those nostalgic-but-underperforming French doors with glass patio doors with a surprising frequency that grows more common every year. French doors are gradually being thoroughly overtaken by sliding glass doors. Below are the main reasons why:

  • Patio sliders provide much better insulation, permitting far less air penetration than French doors. They are therefore the clear winner in energy-efficiency.
  • Space-saving sliding glass doors do not require the user to move furniture or adjust their position, but French doors, which swing inside or out, command that space in order to function, essentially occupying twice as much room in passive spatial requirements.

For Diehard Decor Francophiles

Some customers insist on French doors for one reason or another. For them, Stanek provides double-entry doors, made from another manufacturer. These doors are rigged to swing inward or outward, whichever the customer requires.

Ready for your new patio door? Schedule your free in-home estimate online or call 800-230-8301 today!