Installing a sliding glass patio doors is a cost effective way to maximize your views and bring outdoors into your room. After considering what style the patio door best suits your decor, choose your slider based on its security features, quality construction, performance and energy efficiency. Be sure your patio door comes with the manufacturer’s warranty and that the warranty offered will meet your needs.
Double check to see if the warranty can be transferred to others in case you sell your home before the warranty expires. Choose a patio door with a multi-point locking system to lock the door to the frame in four to five places. This will not only increase the safety factor for your door but will help stabilize it and avoid twisting.
Buy a door with reinforced strike plates, as this will deter burglary. Check the integrity of the door. Make sure it is strong and durable. Select a door with a spring-loaded foot bolt that can be locked even when the door is open. The material you choose will affect the durability, adaptation and safety of your door. Many prefer wood to its aesthetic value, as it can be painted or stained to match your home decor.