Check the locking system. While hardware options and features may vary between models, you shouldn’t make compromises when it comes to security. The best doors always feature high-quality locks for your peace of mind, such as Milgard’s SmartTouch lock and multi-point locking system. Milgard’s hardware meets or exceeds Southern California’s forced entry codes, which are among the most strict in the US.
Doors with a wooden frame eventually need to be painted or stained. They also may warp from extensive exposure to moisture and temperature changes. On the other hand, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum frames require little to no maintenance. Since wood needs to be painted every once in a while, changing the color of a wooden door is fairly easy. If you’re going with any other material, make sure they choose the color of your doors carefully as it may not be that easy to change it later on.
Ensure the exterior sliding doors you selected are well insulated and built with energy efficiency in mind. Going “green” and being environmentally conscious is becoming more and more important, so most doors on the market today offer these features. Energy-efficient exterior sliding doors are also a great investment as they’ll reduce your heating and cooling costs and reduce your electricity bills for years to come.
♦ Energy Efficiency
Frame material plays an essential role in the look, feel and all other characteristics of exterior sliding doors, so picking the right option for your San Diego home is very important. Here we’ll list some of the key differences between the materials used in Milgard’s exterior sliding doors, as well as the most important benefits.
Benefits of Vinyl Exterior Sliding Doors
Providing great protection, vinyl is a great choice for exterior sliding doors in San Diego. Homeowners in Southern California choose vinyl frames for their durability and stability. Made from Milgard’s own vinyl formula, these doors are built to last. Vinyl is formed together with heat-welded joints, making the doors resistant to varying weather changes. These exterior sliding doors are also energy-efficient, meeting or exceeding Energy Star requirements. Vinyl is also relatively inexpensive and requires almost no maintenance. US Window & Door sells and installs vinyl exterior sliding doors from Milgard’s Tuscany Series. Architecturally elegant and sound, these doors offer seven exterior colors to choose from. They’re highly secure and include the SmartLock handle system. If you’re looking for top-of-the-line exterior sliding doors in San Diego, Milgard’s vinyl sliding doors sold and professionally installed by US Window & Door are the right choice for you.
♦ Weather resistant
Benefits of Fiberglass Exterior Sliding Doors
Fiberglass door frames are relatively new on the market. People are choosing fiberglass door frames because of their sturdiness and longevity, knowing fiberglass sliding doors are going to be reliable for the life of their home. Milgard’s Essence Series offers frames with a fiberglass exterior and wooden interior, so you get the sturdiness and reliability of fiberglass along with the elegance of a wooden door. Milgard’s Ultra series offers fiberglass frames with amazing strength and durability, along with seven frame colors to choose from. Each fiberglass exterior sliding door is sold with SunCoat MAX insulated glass, which regulates the temperature of your home while keeping out damaging sun rays. If you’re considering fiberglass sliding doors, Milgard’s Ultra Series doors will provide unmatched comfort and reliability.
♦ Incredibly durable
♦ Stunning design
♦ Can be made to look like wood
Benefits of Aluminum Exterior Sliding Doors
Aluminum exterior sliding door frames provide a stylish contemporary look without clashing with a home’s traditional architecture. Aluminum is a solid material for its weight. The process of extruding the aluminum frames strengthens the metal, making it three times stronger than vinyl and more than 40 times stronger than wood. US Window & Door proudly offers and installs high-quality aluminum exterior sliding doors made by Milgard. In addition to their standard aluminum model, Milgard offers thermally improved aluminum doors with increased energy efficiency. These doors include a thermal barrier between the exterior and the interior glass panel that reduces heat transfer to a minimum. This keeps warmth outside in the summer and seals it in during the winter.
♦ Great budget option
♦ High durability
♦ Ideal for large doors
Choose the Best
Milgard stands behind the quality of their products. Their Full Lifetime Warranty is unmatched in the industry, as they guarantee to repair or replace any defect in the material, as well as cover the cost of all parts and labor as long as the homeowner is the product buyer. Additionally, Milgard offers glass breakage coverage for certain product lines. Even if you decide to sell your home, the warranty extends to the new owner for 10 years from the effective date of the original warranty, absolutely free of charge. All these benefits provide peace of mind for you and eliminate any possible concerns you may have over replacements or repairs in the future.
US Window & Door is a reliable, insured, independent family business. We’re one of the oldest exclusive window and door replacement companies in Southern California. When it comes to exterior sliding doors installation and replacement, we’ve been honing our skills for over three decades. We take pride in our work, as excellence and customer satisfaction are our main focus points. We only work with the best materials and the highest quality products available on the market, while adhering to all industry standards. Our team is fully licensed, so we guarantee a smooth purchase and an installation process that has been refined over 30 years. On top of that, you get the assistance of an AMMA-certified installer that doesn’t rely on the work of subcontractors to get the job done.
Contact us at any time if you have questions, feel free to request an online quote to get started, or call for a free in-home evaluation and estimate for your project.