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5 Things To Consider When Installing New Patio Doors in Rock Island

Posted January 14, 2018

Patio Doors in Rock Island

Upgrading your patio doors in Rock Island is an easy way to add style and sophistication to your home. Patio doors come in lots of varieties to match any décor and design. There are some things to consider before installing your new patio doors.

  1. WHAT STYLE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Patio doors come in many styles to suit each unique home. Your patio door should not just be functional but should complement the design of your home. So whether your design is bold and beautiful or simple and serene, choose doors that enhance your home’s natural style. There are lots of different choices so you will be able to find just the right one for your home.

  1. WHAT IS THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

When installing patio doors in Moline or Rock Island, choose energy-efficient ENERGY STAR approved glass for huge saving. ENERGY STAR glass is twice as efficient as non-approved glass. This glass keeps the inside of your home a more constant temperature so that your energy bills are lowered, saving you money.  It also helps protect the interior of your home and furnishings from harmful UV rays which will cause fading over time. 

  1. IS THE DOOR OF GOOD QUALITY CONSTRUCTION?

Patio door often get an immense amount of use. Dpending on the placement of your door, it can be either in a main traffic area or it might be installed in a more out-of-the way spot in your home.  If your door is in a high traffic area, the quality of your door is important so that it can withstand all of the use it will be getting. If your door is going to be in a more remote area of your home , then the safety of your door could be of more importance to you.

Installing a high quality door will ensure that it passes the test of time and is secure enough to keep you safe. Talk to your contractor about the construction and durability of your doors. They will be able to tell you if the framing materials are strong and about the quality of the finish. 

  1. WILL SECURITY BE AN ISSUE?

There are a few things that you can ask about in order to assess whether you door will be a good choice as far as security goes. You should know if your patio doors have a three-point locking system, a steel rolling system, a deadbolt or foot lock, and tempered safety glass.

  1. IS THE AREA WHERE THE DOOR IS BEING INSTALLED SOLID?

This is a question for a professional. The interior wall needs to be inspected to be certain that the door frame will work properly and any signs of weakness noted so that they can be fixed. This will ensure that your new door opens and closes smoothly and lasts for years to come.

The contractors at Mainstream Home Improvement can answer these and any other questions that you might have about patio door installation.

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