However, when you are thinking about installing glass sliding doors the level of DIY expertise that is required is definitely more on the experienced side. There are many reasons for this including safety and danger surrounding glass, however the most obvious is government regulations. Home improvements have to be completed up to certain standards.
In the event of glass not being installed properly, coming loose and falling, can cause incredibly serious injuries, if not fatal ones. So even if you are a decent DIY person, projects like this are best left to qualified contractors. That way you are safe from any legal action if something goes wrong and the company is then liable. Many websites will give you all the technical details of how to install glass sliding doors but fail to mention the legal aspect of what happens if something goes wrong.
You may be simply considering if glass sliding doors will make a suitable feature for your home. Whether you are looking for internal sliding doors or external sliding doors having a very large area of wall suddenly transformed by glass is spectacular. The barrier between you and your garden is gone forever, even on cold wintery days you can still enjoy the outdoors. Furthermore, glass doors can create the illusion of a much bigger space.
How do they compare to solid wood doors? Apart from the sociable and aesthetic points, maintenance is a huge one especially if you are going to have external doors. There is a much larger maintenance cost involved with wood, with the material rotting over time due to weather conditions. While years ago solid wood doors were useful in reducing noise levels and for keeping heat in, with huge advancements in type and quality of glass available, the same if not better results can be had with double or triple glazing.
Although it is a costly home improvement project you will be delighted with the end result if you let qualified people do the installation for you, so you can just relax and enjoy your new open space. With over 20 years experience in the glass industry, our team of expert glazing technicians are here to help. For a professional service for all glass solutions call 18 000 GLASS for bookings and a complimentary quote.