If you are seeking a beautiful new addition to your home, you can’t go wrong with arcadia doors. These modern sliding glass doors are a great way to upgrade your home, but they need to be installed by professionals who are able to ensure that your home can stay structurally sound. Incorrectly installed arcadia doors are a nightmare for any homeowner, especially in Phoenix, where keeping the changing weather outside your house is very important.
If you want modern patio doors, you can’t go wrong with arcadia doors. Originally designed in the mid 1970s, these doors allow in the most natural light possible. They are basically a door made of windows, but they need to be a lot stronger than windows to withstand opening and closing repeatedly as well as any forces that might hit them. They also need to be set in a proper holding position so that the walls around them will still have structural stability. Although this makes them a bit more complicated to install, they are still very strong and they add a level of design and beauty that other doors can’t match.
If you want arcadia doors installed in your home, you will first need an evaluation that will comprehensively determine the best course of action. At AZ Valley Windows, we offer a free consultation and estimate for your project that is comprehensive. We can also help you see where costs can be minimized, by choosing different door options or by using different products. Modern sliding glass doors come in many different styles and materials, so we can help you choose what would be best for your home.
These modern patio doors are also useful and helpful for many reasons, not just because they are attractive.
Exposure to natural light in your home is practically essential. Even in Phoenix where the sun shines almost every day of the year, most people spend 90% of their days inside. If you have the benefits of natural light in your home with large windows or arcadia doors, statistics show that you will gain many of the benefits of being outside. This includes the production of more vitamin D, improvement in focus, and a more natural sleep cycle. Natural light has been shown to help people get more done, helps us feel more productive, and even makes us happier. Arcadia doors often add a level of light in a room that almost no other fixtures can. They truly light up the room, and they are modern doors that look beautiful. You can also easily add shades or even tint to the windows, so that you can still have your privacy from the outside world while letting in that wonderful natural light.
While it may not seem that way, glass doors are actually great for soundproofing your home. Glass is sound absorptive, meaning that arcadia doors actually reduce sound coming into your home, and sound inside your home. It does depend on the thickness of the doors, but it makes a big difference when you have a loud household, or you live in a big city like Phoenix.
One problem that people come across with sliding glass doors is that they seem easier for a burglar to break into. This is true with some kinds of sliding glass doors, but not all of them. Many arcadia doors have simplistic locks, so people often have the concern of keeping them locked at night. Some people worry that the doors can be easily removed from their tracks. It also seems concerning to have a full glass door, as they might be easier to break. However, this is not the case.
Many glass doors are actually quite difficult to shatter unless you have a specific tool, and some of them are actually made of hurricane glass. This type of glass is almost impossible to shatter, or at least is harder to shatter than the nearest window. You can also choose a variety of door that will have a stronger lock, or has a special locking mechanism in the track. Many people tend to put a strong wooden dowel in the track at night so that the glass door can’t be opened without removing it. Also, burglars sometimes avoid arcadia doors for the simple fact that glass breaking is extremely loud, and would likely alert the entire household if there was a break-in. While security is always important, having modern patio doors doesn’t make you more likely to have a break-in. Make sure that you are taking proper precautions, just like any other time.
Another big concern people have with modern sliding glass doors is that they worry the doors do not insulate or help with energy efficiency. This is because glass is not a great insulator. However, with modern patio doors, many of them have tempered glass or double-paned glass that actually are very energy efficient, just like energy efficient windows. If there is a space between the two panes of glass, this helps reduce energy transfer and keeps the interior cool during the summer and warm during the winter. This is a must-have in balmy Phoenix! It also helps to have certain kinds of frames. Some metal frames might conduct heat as well, so finding the right frame for your glass doors makes a big difference in energy efficiency.
If you want to know if modern sliding glass doors are right for you, give us a call. We can take a look at your home and make recommendations for you, as well as estimate a price. Beautiful updated windows and doors make such a difference in a home’s resale value as well. If you aren’t selling, make your home into your dream home with beautiful door and window upgrades. You will be so glad you did!