The Allure of Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors are a great way to open up your house to your garden or patio. By fitting sliding glass doors you can:

  • Make a room far less stuffy
  • Bring natural light into the room
  • Bring warmth into the room
  • Create a more casual and relaxed atmosphere

Unfortunately, people are hesitant about investing in sliding glass doors for two reasons. Firstly, sliding glass doors need to be sparkling clean to look their best, meaning that you would have to spend a lot of time or money maintaining them. Secondly, they can seem to be a weak spot in terms of security.

Making the Most of your Sliding Glass Doors

Thanks to a number of glass technologies, sliding glass doors no longer have to come with any worries or reservations.

The development of Self-cleaning glass means that you don't need to worry about spending hours cleaning your sliding glass doors. Pilkington Activ™ was the first Self-cleaning glass on the market. It uses nature's elements to self clean - sunlight reacts with a special coating to break down dirt and then the rain simply washes it away.

The glass used in sliding glass doors can also be specifically toughened to prevent breakage in the event of attempted vandalism. You can also combine various security glass products with Pilkington Activ™ to create a glass that is ideal for sliding doors and also offers you the best value for money.

Combining your self-cleaning glass with other Pilkington products can make your sliding glass doors even more effective. Pilkington Activ™ Blue and Pilkington Activ Neutral are both self-cleaning and have the added benefit of solar control. This helps keep your room cooler during the warm summer months, allowing you to really enjoy your sliding glass doors.

Find out more about products from Pilkington that can be used to create the right sliding glass door solution for you.