The Environmental Benefits of Sliding Doors
April 7, 2021 4:21:06 PM PDT April 7, 2021 4:21:06 PM PDTth, April 7, 2021 4:21:06 PM PDT
When you’re looking for an updated and modern sliding door for your home, your first thought may be something that is aesthetically pleasing, sound in structure, and which offers all-important security for your home. While high-quality sliding doors certainly provide this, did you also know that there are many environmental benefits of sliding doors?
With home improvement, added sustainability and energy-efficiency is always at the fore to protect your home, your savings, and the environment.
We’ve compiled a list of great reasons sliding doors are beneficial for the eco-friendly customer.
Glass Sliding Doors Encourage a Healthy Source of Natural Light
One reason many people may look to install glass sliding doors is to invite more natural light into their home and create a more open and bright space. While this is a great positive for a healthy home setup, it’s also a plus for the environment.
More natural light in your home means you can look to save money on your energy bills. This is because the more natural light enabled through your auto sliding door, the less need you will have to switch on electric lights within your home in order to see — so less money on electricity bills.
Not only that, but more sunlight can also make your home a warmer place, leaving less need for cranking up your home’s heating.
Sliding Doors are Easier to Leave Open and Circulate Air
While sliding doors are perfect for maintaining the heat and light within your home, they are extremely effective for cooling down your home during the warmer months, too. Instead of spending a high amount on air conditioning energy bills to cool down your home, installing a sliding door means you can more easily open (and leave open) to allow cool, fresh air to circulate through.
Sliding Doors are Better Equipped to Maintain Heat
Whether you’re looking to install a sliding door between rooms, or a sliding door between your room and your outside space, the technology and fixture of sliding doors mean less opportunity for gaps and drafts. Sliding doors are designed to perfectly fit your doorway, so you won’t have to worry about losing heat or feeling a cold breeze, keeping your home warmer and less need for turning up the heating.
Installing smart system sliding doors means you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving the door open or ajar, either, which could risk losing heat. These doors will automatically open and close when you need them to.
This also applies to pets wanting to move in and out of the house. You won’t have to worry about pets inviting in drafts when using a dog door with sensor technology.
Thick Layered Glass Provides Improved Insulation
If you opt for sliding doors that are thickly glazed, you’re going to have more insulation — and also noise reduction — than you might with a single-paneled regular door. This can help to keep your home heated in the right way, without having to use more energy.
If you have any questions about the environmental (and other) benefits of sliding doors, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at EVO to discuss our products.