You can pick sliding or swinging hinged door styles. With their tighter seals Swinging Patio doors are more energy efficient over sliding patio doors by creating a stronger vacuum to the outside. When choosing hinged doors consider that swing out doors that open to your patio or deck area allow you to arrange your furniture in closer proximity to your doors. If this is not a priority you can consider swing in doors that won't take up as much space on your patio or deck area.
Professional installers will guide you through the best options to suit your style and needs. When choosing your materials you can request solid vinyl, vinyl/wood, vinyl/wood, wood, aluminium, or fiberglass. Vinyl is an excellent product to work with and can add greatly to the beauty of your home.
You can choose from a wide range of colors to suit your personal style. You can colour coordinate to your interior walls by choosing decorative designs to enhance both the exterior and interior parts of the door. Vinyl is light weight and easy to maintain.
Other options are high end doors with solid wood frames capped with vinyl so that the wood is not exposed to the outdoor elements You can have quotes on how to customize your doors with a combination of vinyl, aluminum and steel. There are many options available for finishes, architectural frame options, double or triple glass pane options and hardware in the finest materials available.
Glass panel options include stained or textured glass as well as solid panels. An alternative to Patio sliding door styles are Garden doors. They can offer greater flexibility to sliding doors, with their wider door openings and ability to fit seamlessly into smaller entrance ways of your home where patio doors are not an option. Available in single or double door styles that can swing in or swing out, you can decide based on your space requirements.
You can choose beautiful glass designs and turn your Garden doors into an exquisite focal point of your home. With custom options the possibilities are endless.
When you start looking at your options for patio doors it can be a bit overwhelming. There are more styles than you can ever hope to get a good look at and try to imagine in your home. The basic options are French patio doors, steel garden doors, and the ever popular double sliding glass door. French doors will bring in a sense of old world charm and design. Steel garden doors are the tough and long lasting doors that can be slammed by your children until they either grow up or move out, that depends on the children though, not the door. And double sliding glass doors will allow the greatest movement in and out of your guests, family, and pets. Properly cleaned and taken care of they can also have that perfectly transparent look that fools your Uncle on his way in from the patio so that he walks into the closed door and drops your hamburgers. Kidding aside, let's take a look at each kind of door and what they do for you.
French patio doors are two doors that swing out or in and latch in the middle of the two doors. They will have handles right next to one another in the middle of the two doors. Some are divided up into many panes of glass; others are single panes of glass. The decision on which to go with depends on your sense of style; no one is any better or worse than the other. They come in every material, color, and finish you can think of, which makes that suitable for any home.
Steel garden doors are nearly identical to French doors; the key difference is that they are of course made of steel (although some cheeky ones are being made of fiberglass as of late).