Our Simple Guide to Buying Patio Sliding Doors in Surrey

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If you’re considering replacing your patio door with a stunning sliding door, firstly you’re making a fantastic choice. But you may find you have several questions about sliding doors that you need answers to before you commit. Sheerwater Glass understands the importance of this process which is why we’ve created this informative guide to buying sliding doors.

What are sliding doors?

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A sliding door is a large glass door that opens by sliding either to the right or left rather than opening outwards on a hinge. Typically, the doors will feature a fixed panel that the moving panels will slide in front of. They’re a fantastic choice for homeowners who want to enjoy floods of natural light but are limited on space.

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What material are sliding doors available in?

At Sheerwater Glass we offer our exceptional sliding doors in durable uPVC and contemporary aluminium. Both materials offer a variety of features and benefits for homeowners across Surrey, the one you choose will completely depend on your personal taste, requirements and budget.

Get in touch with a friendly member of the Sheerwater Glass team for assistance in making the best decision for your home.

Aluminium sliding doors

An aluminium sliding door will offer you the slimmest sightlines possible, allowing you to enjoy far reaching views and plenty of gorgeous sunlight. Our aluminium sliding doors offer exceptional energy efficiency and security. Available in a variety of long-lasting powder coated colours to perfectly compliment your home.

Aluminium sliding doors are incredibly low maintenance, you simply need to give them a clean with warm soapy water and a non-abrasive cloth twice a year.

uPVC sliding doors

Our uPVC sliding doors aren’t as slim as aluminium, but they still offer exceptional aesthetics. Available in a variety of configurations, colours and finishes to suit every size and style home. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or modern glass sliding door our uPVC doors are the perfect customisable choice. They offer incredibly low U-values and an energy rating of A+!

Are glass sliding doors secure?

Absolutely! All of our sliding glass doors are fitted with advanced security systems as standard. At Sheerwater Glass security is at the forefront of everything we do, we want to provide total peace of mind to all of our customers. Here are just a few of the security features of our glass sliding doors:

  • PAS24 security tested
  • Anti-jacking technology
  • Anti-lift blocks
  • Hook latches
  • Multi-point locking systems
  • Toughened glass

For more details on the security features of our glass sliding doors, please get in touch with a member of our expert team.

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What configurations are sliding doors available in?

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As we offer a variety of sliding doors, we also offer a huge range of configurations for your door. You’re able to decide on the number of panels that make up your sliding door, you’re able to have between 2-6 panels. You’ll also get to decide whether you want an inline slider or a lift and slide variation. Our expert team will be able to guide your decision on the right configuration for your space.

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Do you offer slimline sliding doors?

Yes! As part of our extensive product range, we’re pleased to offer the exceptionally slim Cortizo sliding doors. Boasting sightlines as slim as 20mm, homeowners will receive floods of natural light whilst enjoying extended views of their surroundings. Not only will you improve the aesthetics of your home, but you’ll also receive an increase in your home’s energy efficiency. Cortizo’s superior sliding doors offer U-values as low as 1.3 W/m2k, to keep your home comfortable and bring your energy bills down.

Are sliding patio doors a good investment?

Sliding doors have one of the best returns on investment above any other home improvement. In fact, replacement doors offer a 90% return on investment, making them one of the best investments you can make around your home. However, this is only true when you have the work completed by a professional installed such as Sheerwater Glass.

New sliding doors will also increase the kerb appeal of your home, making it more desirable to potential home buyers. Keep that in mind when you’re deciding on the configuration and finish of your sliding patio door. We would always recommend choosing something that complements both your home and your neighbours.

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Stunning patio doors from Sheerwater Glass

Sheerwater Glass are passionate about providing Surrey homeowners with high-quality home improvements that are beautiful, secure and efficient. Our sliding patio doors are a gorgeous addition to any property.

Contact us online today for your free, no-obligation quote or give us a call on 01932 344 415. A member of our professional team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or provide you with advice and guidance.

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