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Selecting the Right Sliding Doors for Your Home

As a longtime sliding door contractor in the Bay Area, homeowners often ask A-1 On Track, which sliding doors are best?
Selecting the right sliding doors for your home need not be complicated. Our recommendation is to stick with the major manufacturers, which include Jeld-Wen, Anderson, Pella, Milgard, and Marvin.
By purchasing a name brand, you have reasonable assurance of quality and prompt warranty repairs, if necessary. Major brand products are also easy to find in stores or online.
However, you’ll probably want to consider these other factors when choosing sliding doors that are suitable for your home:

  • Pick the type of sliding door that matches the look of your home. For instance, ultra-modern doors may seem out of place in a craftsman-style home. Good news: There are so many styles of sliding doors available; it’s easy to find doors that complement your home.
  • Vinyl is the one of the the most popular door materials because it’s easy to clean, and durable. Wood doors convey a warm feeling and look great if you have wood floors or nearby wood cabinetry. Combination doors, with wood on the interior and vinyl on the outside, are a bit more expensive. Aluminum doors are long lasting and lightweight, but may not be the best choice for a household with children and pets because they dent easily.
  • Prices of sliding doors vary considerably. You certainly don’t need to buy the top-of-the-line doors, but it’s wise to purchase the best sliding doors you can afford. They’ll operate for years without a problem.
  • Energy efficiency. When it comes to saving energy, sliding doors have come a long way in the past several years. Vinyl and wood doors offer the best insulation.

After you’ve selected the right sliding doors for your home, make certain they are installed correctly. Call 408-866-0267 today to hire an A-1 On Track pro to install your door for maximum energy savings and years of flawless operation.
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Select the Right Sliding Doors

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