There are a few advantages to sliding doors. First, they can be used as an interior or exterior door. Use one with a large pane of glass on an exterior wall allows in a lot of light and a lot of air. This option can be ideal on a hot summer’s day. They’re also ideal if you have a view that you want to take full advantage of.
When used internally, a sliding door can help you to save space. You won’t have to worry about making room for a door to swing open inside the home.
There aren’t many downsides. Generally speaking, problems with these doors are mostly due to them not being installed properly. If the tracks are not laid perfectly straight and level, you’ll battle to open and shut the doors.
Wooden-frame doors can also be hard for children and the elderly to open because they are heavy. Glass doors could be problematic if someone doesn’t realise the door is closed and knocks into them.
Other than that, the track needs to be vacuumed regularly to ensure that the door can run smoothly. Sliding doors are also not the best options in high-crime areas, although they can be instaled with more secure locks.