Glass Panel Doors

Why are so many people choosing glass panel doors? In this day and age when concerns for safety are on the rise you would think they would want to stay away from a material like glass which is rather fickle. Here is what you may not know. The glass that is used to make glass panel doors is not the ordinary glass that is installed in windows. It is toughened through a process called tempering which means that it is extremely hard to break. In terms of security glass panel doors are just as effective as wooden doors. If you want to make sure that you are completely safe you can have your glass panels connected to an alarm system so that in case of intrusion you are alerted immediately.
So what are the other reasons why so many people are choosing doors made of glass panels? There are several. The first is that they last a very long time. These doors don’t suffer the complications you get with wooden doors. They do not require much by way of maintenance – when your door is dirty all you have to do is wipe it down with a sponge to remove stains and smudges and then buff with a soft cloth. Wooden doors tend to swell in wet weather which can cause them to get stuck in the frame or refuse to close properly. This is not something you will have to worry about if you have glass panel doors. Glass is not affected by weather unless it is very extreme. In places where it gets very cold glass can break but this happens very rarely.
Another benefit of glass panel doors is the views that they afford the homeowner. You know how you have to step onto your patio? Not anymore; with a glass door you will be able to see your garden and further beyond from inside your home. It also helps that you can see people approaching and anyone who maybe up to some mischief.
How easy is it to install glass doors? The first thing you should know is that they are not necessarily cheaper than wooden doors especially if you think in the short term. Glass doors will probably cost you more to install than doors made out of other materials but if you consider the long term they are cheaper because it will be years before they need to be replaced. As for the actual installation, you have to choose a design and a style – there are many out there – and then find the right installer.
One who comes recommended is Go Glass, the premier glass shop in Cambridge. They will do an excellent job and they offer affordable rates. You can find them on