Shopping for Sliding Patio Doors: What You Need to Know

So you’re in the market for new patio doors, or upgrading, and have decided that “sliders” are the way to go. What next? Shopping for patios doors can be both exciting and confusing at the same time. There are many brands and models to choose from, and after visiting a few big-box stores or companies specializing in patio doors, many start to seem the same. Looks, however, can be deceiving since all sliding patio doors are not created equally. To help you better understand some of the differences and available options, we have put together the following list of things to keep in mind. Sliding Patio Doors - Deciding What’s Best! Here are some primary factors that should be taken into consideration as you begin the journey of selecting this new addition to your home, cottage, or business. 1. Climate A good starting point in the decision-making process is your climate. If you live in a temperate part of the world, this becomes less important. However, most of us don’t - so the weather will play a significant role. Modern patio doors, in general, are quite energy-efficient and will help keep things cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Check for Energy Star ratings if your seasonal temperatures get very high, low, or both. If the doors you are considering don’t come with any type of classification, beware! Depending on the intensity of the sun in your area, the option of UV protective glass and materials will also make a big difference. Glass thicknesses of 1”, Low-E glass and Super Spacer technology are elements of higher-end doors...

An Update on COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our customers, partners, and employees remain our primary focus. Our thoughts are with those directly impacted by the outbreak, and the individuals and organizations on the front-lines. We have been closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance, advice, and direction from the government, healthcare professionals in Canada, and the World Health Organization. Sunview has taken precautionary measures and adjusted our operations to ensure the health and well-being of our employees are maintained as we remain fully operational. Some of these adjustments include: Limiting entry to our buildings to allow only essential personnel Increase in frequency of our sanitation and cleaning processes Internal communications stressing the importance of proper hand washing and social space Instructing all staff to stay home if they or anyone they are in direct contact with has experienced symptoms or COVID-19 or if they have recently traveled outside of Canada for at least two weeks Our top priority is continuing to serve our customers and conduct “business as usual” as best we can and without interruption. Still, we realize that the situation is rapidly evolving, and we may be required to take additional action to protect our employees. We will be sure to provide you with prompt communication as the situation continues to change. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at this time if you have any questions. Tony MargiottaPresident, Sunview Patio Doors, Ltd. UPDATE TO OPERATING HOURS During these unprecedented times of adversity and hardship, we are working hard to support one another and to make a difference. As news about coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, so...