Reasons to choose an Aluminium Sliding Door

Aluminium sliding doors are a popular choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their existing patio or garden entrance. A more modern design than traditional French doors and more durable than PVCu doors, sliding doors have lots offer to offer your property.

To help you decide if this style is right for you, we share the top benefits of sliding doors:

Aesthetic Appeal

Aluminium sliding doors are a sleek and stylish choice for your home, adding a more premium feel when compared to PVCu. Sliding doors are perfect for enhancing views or maximising the light entering your living space, with large panes of uninterrupted glass helping you make the most of natural daylight. You can customise your doors to suit your personal taste, choosing from a wide range of colours, frame styles and glass panels, to add to the overall aesthetic appeal of these impressive doors. The slim frames open wide along a low threshold, offering a cleaner look for a seamless transition to your outdoor space, as well as easier access.

Durable and Long-lasting

Aluminium is the most reliable material when considering durability. It is extremely strong and won’t be affected by rust, rotting, warping or bending, whatever the weather. Aluminium sliding doors therefore require a lot less maintenance than other doors and provide unrivalled, long-lasting performance. Heavy-duty stainless-steel rollers also ensure a smooth and easy operation every time.

Saving space with aluminium sliding doors

Aluminium sliding doors are an ideal space-saving solution for the back of your home. The sliding opening means they don’t take up as much of the internal or external floor space when in use, which can be an issue with standard inward or outward opening French doors. This means you can utilise your space in a more effective way.

Increased Control and Versatility

Aluminium sliding doors offer great control over opening and closing. You can choose to open sliding doors partially or fully depending on the weather or how often you are going in and out of your home. At Sussex Glazing, you can choose from various numbers of panels for ultimate control and versatility. You can also choose where your door opens from to help find you something which best suits your living arrangements.

Light Enhancing

With large panes of glass and slim frames, aluminium sliding doors maximise natural light in your home, all year round. This style of door helps your home to feel brighter, adding a sense of space to your indoor space. When open, sliding doors enable you to bring the outside in, creating a large living space that is ideal for entertaining in the warmer months.

Improved Security

As well as offering a high level of durability, aluminium sliding doors also feature a six-point locking system, anti-lift device and internal sliding panels to give you peace of mind that your home is safe and secure. Plus, with a three-chamber sash, you will experience extra thermal efficiency and added strength.


If you’re looking for a sustainable option to open up the back of your home, aluminium sliding doors are perfectly suited. Made from recycled aluminium, they are sustainable in production as well as daily use. The high thermal efficiency and extra daylight means you will also reduce the carbon footprint of your household, as you won’t need to use the heating or lighting as much.

To find out more about the benefits of sliding doors, why not get in touch with our team of experts. At Sussex Glazing, we are available to answer any questions you might have about choosing the right door for you.

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