You made the correct decision – you’ve made the decision to replace your patio door. Maybe you’re thinking about the kids rushing outdoors to play, or maybe you’d like to eat supper outside every now and again. That garden is starting to take shape, and a new patio door will make it much more enjoyable.
Now the question is, what kind of door are we talking about? Keep reading to learn the basics about the most common types. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to get an estimate and learn about our many energy efficiency services.
What are your choices?
The decision is essentially between French doors and sliding glass doors. Because of the way the pair of French doors open on hinges, they’re frequently referred to as “hinged doors.” On an anodised track, sliding glass doors open laterally. You can’t go wrong either way, but there are a few things to consider.
Sliding doors might be the answer
Sliding doors are a fantastic alternative if you want to enjoy the view of your garden while working on this project. They provide you with a panoramic view of your property that you can enjoy even in the winter months without fear of drafts.
Take a look at how your furniture is arranged. Because you won’t lose any square footage due to a door swinging open, sliding glass doors allow you greater flexibility with the arrangement of your room.
There’s also the option of French doors to consider
French doors make a huge statement and may add a lot of style to your home’s exterior. This is the recommended approach if you want to get to the front yard. Sliding glass and French doors both feature great locking systems that will keep your family secure, but French doors are the classic front-of-the-house patio door option.
The conventional opinion used to be that if you want more light, go with sliding glass. That isn’t the case any longer. The possibilities for personalization are virtually infinite these days, and the more you experiment, the more light you can allow in. It’s simple to modify French doors by changing their heights and widths, as well as adding a transom window or window panels on each side.
Consider how you’d like these doors to open. You may have them swing into the house or out into the patio. Having your doors swing out allows you to be more creative with furniture arrangement and creates a sense of movement out into your patio.
Do you imagine a lot of huge, lavish outdoor events when you think about patio doors? Choose French doors that completely open if you anticipate a lot of foot movement in and out of the house – or transporting furniture in and out. If you’re looking for a quick way in to get another drink, a sliding door will suffice.
Remember that your best option for finding the right door and having it installed perfectly is to contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for assistance.