5 Benefits of a Sliding Patio Door

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Door Installation

Patio doors can give your home a feeling of openness and a way to connect the indoors to the outdoors. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, our sliding patio door installations are some of our favorites, because they give homes a modern look without being too bold. They also have several other benefits, including:

Saves Room

With a typical door installation, you have to account for the room the door takes up when you open it. Whether this is outside or inside, a swinging patio door reduces the amount of free space you’re able to use. Because a sliding patio door slides open along a track, you won’t lose any useable space and it will actually save you room.

Extra Natural Light

Who doesn’t love natural light? With a glass sliding patio door, you’ll be able to add even more natural light to your home – it’ll be like having a giant window in your kitchen or living room. And, if you ever want to reduce the amount of natural light that the door lets in, you can always install blinds or curtains.

Easy to Use

Sliding patio doors are great because they’re easy to use. Instead of having to turn a handle (and worry about it getting stuck), all you do is push the door and watch it glide open. It’s so easy, people of any age can do it.

Space Illusion

Just like a large mirror, a large glass window or door gives you the illusion that your home has more space than it really does. This means a sliding patio door can come in handy in small areas, which can always benefit from the illusion of more space.


Whether you have pets, children, or simply enjoy the look of your patio or back yard, a sliding patio door installation lets you see clearly out into the back of your home. With more visibility, you can keep an eye on your kids, make sure your pets don’t run away, or sit back and enjoy the view.

If you’re interested in adding a sliding patio door to your home, give us a call today and schedule an appointment with one of our door installation experts!

*Photo courtesy of doorstyles.com

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