Choosing a Smart Home DIY Project This Spring

Four Reasons Why Installing an Automatic Sliding Door Should be Your Next DIY Project

Everyone loves the idea of having a smart home and the convenience they offer. Some smart home options include easy DIY projects that can be finished in a single weekend. We have an idea for you that will only take about an hour: install an automatic sliding door. Our sliding door system works with any type of interior or exterior sliding door, so go crazy with it and install several throughout the house. Here are a few reasons you should make an AutoSlide door part of your next DIY project.

It’s Easy!

The number-one reason you should do this as a DIY home improvement project is because it takes about an hour and is very easy. You’ll need an outlet nearby, so make sure you have one within easy reach. You may also need the following:

  • No 2 Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Marking Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Hacksaw
  • Utility Knife
  • File
  • Pliers
  • Square
  • Drill with 1/8 and ½ inch drill bits

It’s Convenient

Automatic sliding doors are popular in public venues like the grocery store, department store, or big box store because they’re convenient. They allow you to walk through with a cart full of items without the aggravation of stopping to open the door manually. The same is true when you install an automatic sliding door at home. You can easily move from room to room, and to or from the patio with ease. Our pet door system allows your pets to come and go as they please without waiting for you to open the door.

It’s Efficient

No more yelling at the kids, grand kids, or other members of the family, “Close the door!” The door will automatically close to prevent air conditioned air from escaping and the rush of hot Tampa Bay air to come into the house.

It’s Safe

Our iLock electronic locking system locks the door when it is closed as long as the system is on. The locking mechanism is so secure that it can take the place of your manual sliding door locks. The system will keep the door locked anytime Autoslide is enabled in “Normal” or “Pet” mode.

Call Autoslide at 813-885-3667 or an email to to discuss options for automatic sliding doors for your home.


Steve Reeves

Oh that’s really cool.

Can you use a smart assistant like the Amazon Echo to control it?

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