Glass patio doors are a staple in many San Diego homes. With weather that’s pretty amazing year-round, it makes sense that homebuilders would include them in their home designs. In homes where they weren’t part of the original construction, many homeowners have chosen to add them when possible.
In the past, patio doors have gotten a bad reputation for contributing (in a negative way) to a home’s energy efficiency. Older patio doors were primarily constructed with a single pane of glass and framed in with aluminum. Aluminum and glass both do very little to slow the transfer of heat and cold from outside to inside the home. So on a very hot day, the inside of a home with an inefficient patio door would see a noticeable increase in temperature.
Fortunately, there are now patio door options on the market for San Diego homeowners that do a much better job of keeping outside heat and cold where they belong—outside! This means, with new energy-efficient patio doors, you will spend less on your energy bill, since you won’t have to run your heater or air conditioner every time the weather takes a turn.
Here at BM Windows, we only sell patio doors that are extremely energy efficient. When we decide which brands of patio doors to offer to our San Diego customers, we always take into consideration their energy efficiency ratings. We don’t sell any patio doors that don’t meet our strict standards for energy efficiency! Whether you’re looking at sliding patio doors or French patio doors, you can trust that the products we offer will help make your home more comfortable, as well as more attractive.
The patio doors we sell come with Low-E glass. This type of glass has a special coating that reflects solar heat, which substantially reduces the amount of heat that enters your home. In between the two panes of glass in our dual pane patio doors is a special gas that also slows the transfer of heat. The spacer in between the two panes of glass also helps with energy efficiency. In addition, the vinyl frames on our patio doors help keep out unwanted heat and cold. Vinyl is a much more energy-efficient material than aluminum.
When you schedule an in-home appointment with one of our team members, they can provide you with all of the most recent energy efficiency ratings for the products we sell if that’s something you are interested in seeing. These ratings are standard across the replacement window and door industry and will help you compare the energy efficiency of the various window and door products on the market.
New patio doors can be a great upgrade for any San Diego home, and since all of our patio doors are made to order, you can get one that will fit perfectly in your existing opening and look as if it’s always been there! If you’ve been considering replacing your patio door, we’d love to talk to you about the available options. Contact our office to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!