Three Important Things to Consider when Choosing a Patio Door

Many of us put a lot of planning and time into choosing the front door for our home to ensure it provides the most impressions. However, picking the right patio door is equally important because it has an impact on our home’s overall look. If you are in the market to find a patio door to replace your old one or for the home you are building, we want to suggest that you consider the following when making a choice:

Design and Style of the Door

Your patio door can turn heads so you want it to be impressive enough. Consider the functionality and accessibility restrictions of the door. When it comes to door styles, here are your choices:

  • Sliding doors. These doors are perfect if there is not much space around your patio door.
  • Hinged patio doors. They work by swinging in and out and require a bigger space. Hinged doors can be center-hung and French.
  • Bi-parting doors. If you want to give your patio a contemporary flair, go for a bi-parting door.
  • Folding patio doors. These doors have panels which fold as you open them, offering you to fully access the outside area of your home.

But there are other designs you can choose from and if you get your door from us, we can customize it to suit your need and preference. We are a reputable windows and doors supply company that offers a wide range of wood patio doors.

Available Living Space

If you have a small patio, an inswing hinged door or sliding door can be a great pick. Avoid an outswing hinged door so that you can save some space. If your home has great outside views of your landscape gardens or a swimming pool, think about having a bi-parting door that has a couple of operating door panels. This door is right for you if you want as much sunlight to enter your home.

Energy Efficiency

Just like wooden windows, wood patio doors provide a high level of energy efficiency. Wood requires little maintenance and provides a more conventional style with extra design flexibility. There are factors which can determine the energy efficiency of a patio door and it is up to you to decide which of them is the most important to you. These factors include the ability of the glass to permit the passage of light through the window, the rate of air movement around your door, and the ability of the door to prevent the escape of heat from the house.

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