Window World’s patio doors are smooth-gliding, elegantly-designed sliding glass doors. It’s natural you may wonder about the security involved, especially for a door that’s designed to connect your home with the great outdoors! We’re happy to put your mind at ease, since our patio doors are designed to be very durable and to protect your home both from the elements and from those with ill intentions. Let’s talk about the features in our patio door designed to give your home protection as well as what you can do to enhance this security.
Patio Door Security Features
Multiple Point Locking System
- Our patio doors have multiple locks to increase your peace of mind. Featuring a heavy-duty steel hook design, these strong locks are designed to help prevent burglars from simply picking a lock and getting in.
- The double-wall, multi-chambered construction of our patio door combined with its heavy-duty frame presents a strong front against any threat to the inside of your home. This performs double duty by adding in better thermal insulation, adding a measure of energy efficiency to your home.
1”-Thick Insulated Glass
- Should a burglar try to kick in one of our patio doors, they’ll waste a lot of energy attempting to kick in the inch-thick insulated glass package. If they do manage to succeed, they’ll be hit by the gas inside our insulated glass. This gas, which is usually but not always argon gas depending on the customizations you make to your patio door, lives between the two panels of glass. It normally serves as a thermal protection measure, being less heat-conductive than oxygen and thus carrying less heat or cold in from the outside, but in the case of an ambitious burglar, it proves an unpleasant part of the already unpleasant prospect of avoiding broken glass.
- Interlocks on sliding doors are security and practicality measures. They seal gaps between the primary sliding door panel and the fixed panel along the entire length of the door. Our built-in interlocks are designed with an anti-lift feature. This means that someone couldn’t simply pick up the roller on its track at the bottom of the door and open your door with no trouble. Additionally, they keep any outdoor air from entering your home through the gap between panels by sealing it up completely with protective bulb weatherstripping. As a further measure, our interlocks are reinforced with steel for extra structural integrity.
Quality Style and Protection for Your Home
Your patio door provides durability and elegance for your home’s exterior. With the help of Window World of Huntsville, the rest of your home’s exterior could match it for curb appeal and protection from the elements — as well as excellent energy efficiency built into all our products. Our replacement doors, windows and vinyl siding combine for a secure home and a potentially fuller wallet, thanks to the savings on energy bills from our energy-efficient design. Drop us a line today for a free estimate and learn how your home could gain better protection from the unexpected, whether it be a burglar or a bad storm.