Sliding patio doors are a desirable fixture for many reasons—and thieves love them too. Due to their many weaknesses, choosing a low-quality pair of gliding glass unit could make home security a concern.
In hopes of helping you find the best sliding patio door system, Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico explains the common drawbacks of most units:
They Have Breakable Latches
Average sliding exterior doors have a simple locking mechanism that doesn’t deter the most determined intruders. Experienced burglars could easily bypass unsophisticated locks, breaking your defense in less than a minute.
Knowing this, we design our doors are with an advanced locking system. Our traditional and contemporary sliding door units feature a unique Andersen reach-out lock, which pulls the panel smoothly into the jamb for increased security. In addition to our exterior keyed lock, this innovative security solution is so reliable even dirt and the air wouldn’t get in.
For an extra measure of security, we also offer an optional auxiliary foot lock. Apart from serving as the third locking point, it allows our sliding patio doors to be partially open for ventilation.
They Have Flimsy Glass
Unlike solid doors, most glass units are easy to shatter because they only have a single pane secured by a weak framing material. Even when locked, the most motivated intruders could easily power through by breaking the glass or dislodging the panels out of their tracks.
Our sliding patio doors are designed to be indestructible. They feature a sturdy frame made from engineered wood core and two panes of thick glass. Reinforced by our security solutions, our sliding doors would help make your home burglarproof.
They Put the Goods on Display
Glass doors provide two-way viewing, which can be a concern when the room they serve has plenty of expensive valuables. Without obscuring the sight to some extent, your large sliding glass doors could show off your pricey electronics, luxurious pieces of art, and other costly items.
As with our hinged French doors, our sliding units can be outfitted with insect screens. When desired, our screens would raise the opacity of our glass doors and help hide your prized possessions from prying eyes. With patterned glass, you can make them translucent to obscure the view without blocking the light.
Choose Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico to enjoy the best benefits sliding patio doors while increasing burglar deterrence. Call us today at (505) 395-5120 to customize your gliding units in Albuquerque, NM, and get a FREE estimate.