Sliding patio doors need to let in the view and keep out the weather. At Long Life, we install one of the few sliding patio doors manufactured in Canada that qualify for use in R2000 super-insulated housing.
The same construction that makes them energy efficient, also minimizes sound transmission and makes them strong. What’s more, these sliding doors are durable, low maintenance, and slide smoothly with the touch of a finger.
At Long Life we have a variety of patio door options to provide the best option for your home and create the space you’ve been dreaming of. We can custom design two, three or four panel sliding doors, bi-fold accordian doors and different multi-stacking options.
Benefits of Sliding Patio Doors
- Our sliding patio doors keep the weather where it belongs – outside, which saves energy as well as saving you money on your heating and cooling bills.
- Vinyl sliding doors are virtually maintenance free. They will not rot, rust, corrode, pit, or blister under normal use.
- The strong and deep multi-chambered profiles maximize thermal efficiency, minimize noise transmission, and increase the strength of the frame.
- No tugging or pulling required. The double sets of wheels are nylon wrapped and have stainless steel ball bearings, allowing the door to slide smoothly and softly, with one-finger operation. Rollers are fully adjustable and easily replaceable if ever required.
- The sliding sash rolls on a raised aluminum track, so there are no difficult to clean vinyl channels.
Our sliding patio doors come in two, three, and four panel configurations, bi-fold accordian doors and different multi-stacking options. Contact us or ask your Long Life representative for images and pricing.
We offer a wide variety of energy-smart glazing options!
Different types of glass have distinct qualities and attributes. Selecting the best glass for your new patio door can minimize noise issues, winter heat loss, and fading.
The following five questions can help determine the best glass for your new patio door:
1. Is your home cold in the winter?
Window and doors are the main sites of heat loss in most Canadian homes. Installing replacement windows and doors will reduce drafts, but even well-sealed doors lose a significant amount of heat. Selecting glass with a high performance, energy efficient glazing can reduce your home’s heat loss, and bring down your heating bills at the same time.
2. Is your home too warm in the summer?
Excess heat gain in summer can cause as much discomfort as wintertime heat loss. Well-sealed replacement patio doors will reduce some heat gain, but the key culprit is heat coming through the glass. To minimize heat gain, select glazing that eliminates infrared light. Fortunately, the same glazing will also reduce winter heat loss.
3. Is fading a problem in some rooms?
Strong, direct sunlight can fade furniture, paintings and flooring. Where this is an issue, choose glass that screens out ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) to protect your furnishings from damage and deterioration.
4. Do you live on a busy street, or is it noisy inside your home?
In addition to light, patio doors can also let in unwanted noise. Most sound is made up of acoustic vibrations at different frequencies. Laminated glass minimizes unwanted sound transmission because the plastic inter-layer dampens vibrations across a wide range of frequencies, quieting low frequency sounds like truck traffic, as well as high frequency noise, like jet aircraft or industrial equipment.
5. Is safety or security an issue?
The Building Code requires all glass paneled doors to have tempered glass (sometimes referred to as toughened glass) for safety – therefore every patio door that we install is manufactured with tempered glass. Tempered Glass is about four times stronger than regular class and is known for its safety. Tempered glass is cooled down slowly during the annealing process making the glass much stronger.
Security concerns can be address with laminated glass as it works much like a car windshield and is very difficult to break through. This option is ideal for basements, garages or anywhere that provides an opportunistic entry point.
TYPES OF GLASS
We offer a variety of glass types to suit the needs of each room in your home.
LoE3 Glass with Argon
LoE3 (pronounced: low E cubed) addresses all three of the biggest residential window concerns. LoE3 reduces winter heat loss, summer heat gain, and blocks 95% of the UV rays that cause fading and deterioration.
Laminated glass provides increased safety and security, reduces unwanted outside noise, and blocks 98% of the sun’s UV rays.
Neat glass uses the sun’s UV rays to help loosen dirt so water can rinse it away, leaving your windows virtually spotless. This low maintenance, easy to clean glass is ideal for hard to reach places. Read more about Neat glass.
We offer a broad selection of obscure glass options for privacy.
Customize your doors to your needs and taste, with options like decorative grills and french door kick panels, adjustable foot locks, lockable screen and double crimping multi-locks for added security.