Can aluminium sliding patio doors improve energy efficiency in my home?

Installing aluminium sliding patio doors in your home provides a whole host of benefits, including excellent levels of energy efficiency. Some may think heat can be lost through the large expanses of glass in an aluminium sliding patio door, however, if the door is fitted and sealed properly, your home will be kept well insulated.

Are aluminium sliding patio doors energy efficient?

As the temperatures have dropped, it is easy to find ourselves thinking about energy efficient doors and how to keep our homes warm throughout the colder months. Here are some factors to consider when choosing your aluminium sliding patio doors.

U-values measure the heat loss of a product, so the lower the U-value the better the thermal performance. Our energy efficient doors achieve U-values as low as 0.95 W/m²K, which outperforms the legal requirement of 1.8 W/m²K.

Three-chamber sash

To keep our aluminium sliding patio doors energy efficient, they have a three-chamber sash, which reduces heat transfer. This design can also help prevent the collection of moisture within the frame, preventing the build-up of mould. This three-chamber sash works well to keep the heat in and the cold out.

Glazing options

At Sussex Glazing, our aluminium sliding patio doors have high performance toughened glass units, which are highly wind resistant. This glazing is perfect for properties in the coastal areas where they often experience high winds as it keeps the cool air out of the home. Double glazing helps minimise heat transfer, ensuring our doors are energy efficient.

Proper sealing

Ensuring that doors are properly sealed is one of the best ways to improve the energy efficiency in your home. This includes weatherstripping around the edges and a well-fitted threshold. Effective seals prevent drafts and air leakages, which are significant contributors to energy loss. At Sussex Glazing, our aluminium sliding patio doors have Teflon® coated weather-seals to keep the wind out.

Quality installation

At Sussex Glazing, we ensure all our products are installed correctly and efficiently. Proper installation is crucial for energy efficiency as if the door isn’t installed correctly, it may not seal properly, which can lead to air leaks and reduced efficiency.

Regular maintenance

Keeping your doors regularly maintained ensures that seals and weatherstripping remain in good condition, helping to maintain their energy efficiency over time.


Choose Sussex Glazing for your energy efficient doors

Aluminium sliding patio doors can improve energy efficiency in your home, but it’s crucial to select doors with the right features and have them installed correctly.  At Sussex Glazing, we will help you choose the best option for your project and install them to the highest of standards.

Get in touch with us today to find the perfect fit for your home. Call us on 01273 287287 or request a quote and our expert team will help you choose the perfect energy efficient doors for your Sussex home.

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