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Myths Debunked: 3 Misconceptions About Sliding Patio Doors




Sliding patio doors make a great addition to any home. They’re easy to open and give a great view of the scenery outside. However, a lot of homeowners are reluctant about installing them due to several myths. Asher Lasting Exteriors, your go-to company in the state for hinged entry doors, debunks some of them below. 

  1. Sliding Doors With Big Panels Are Hard to Open

Some older models were certainly difficult to open. However, manufacturers have made several improvements since then. For example, older models just slid through the tracks. The bigger the panel, the harder you had to push. Newer models are now top-hung, which lifts the panels off the ground and makes it easier for you to slide the door open. 

Keep in mind that whether you’re using a new or old model, you’ll have a hard time opening sliding doors if you don’t clean the tracks regularly. The door’s rollers won’t be able to slide across a track filled with grime and dirt. 

  1. Sliding Doors Won’t Do Your Curb Appeal Any Favors

Again, this might have been true in the past, but now, sliding doors come in a wide range of classic and contemporary designs that can easily fit into any exterior. If you’re particular with the design of your home, we recommend adopting a minimalist approach—install sliding patio doors with a wide glass area. Their aesthetic appeal won’t wane with the fading of trends. Plus, they can provide a great view of the scenery outside. 

  1. Sliding Doors Are Leak-Prone

Doors, windows and any part of your home for that matter, can suffer leaks if they’re not regularly maintained or installed properly. To prevent this from happening, make sure the contractor installing your doors and windows have enough experience in the industry. 

Looking for experienced contractors in your area? 

Asher Lasting Exteriors, a contractor with more than 45 years’ worth of experience, offers a wide variety of doors and windows, including sliding and hinged patio doors.  To request a free estimate, call us at (715) 204-4840 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Menomonie and Eau Claire, WI. 


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