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Busting Age-Old Myths About Sliding Doors

Most homeowners are divided when it comes to sliding patio doors. They’re either for them or they’re against them and there are good arguments for either side. However, there are also a lot of misconceptions surrounding this style of door and it’s important to filter out the fluff if you’re truly to make a well-informed decision.

Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island have investigated some of the most prevalent myths about sliding doors to find out which ones have merit and which ones do not.

Sliding Doors and Leaking Problems

Nobody wants their doors, sliding or otherwise, to leak at the first sign of rain. However, sliding doors seem to get the short end of the stick as they are typically more associated with leakage than any other type of door. Older models may have substantiated this view but rest assured that modern doors have safeguards installed to ensure that all operable parts— that is, the moving parts of a door— are fully sealed and waterproof.

Difficulty in Operation

Speaking of operable parts, there are some who claim that sliding doors are prone to sticking, making them more high-maintenance than a regular hinged door. The truth is that this is dependent on the quality of the door you’re getting. At Renewal by Andersen, our designers have put measures in place that address the common problems that plague sliding doors. Our doors have reinforced tracks to allow for smooth movement even after years of continuous use.

Aesthetic Aversions

It’s inevitable to find homeowners who simply prefer French doors over sliding doors and this is perfectly fine. Appeal is completely subjective and this is not a major issue for sliding doors, which has built quite a solid following of its own. It’s good to note, however, that there are ways to customize your doors to fit whatever architectural style you have in your home.

Get high-quality sliding doors, French doors, and more at Renewal By Andersen of Long Island, your number one window and door replacement company. Give us a call at (631) 206-6773 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today. We serve Long Island, NY, and nearby areas.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

February, 18

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