Patio doors are one of the most popular features of any home. They provide convenient access while creating unimpeded views that flood interior spaces with natural light. While old-style patio doors were notorious for heat loss, leakage and poor security, modern doors offer significant improvements. Frames and glass are more energy efficient, many products incorporate multi-point locking mechanisms for better security and sophisticated flashing packages prevent leakage. As with any window or door today, there are many choices when it comes to choosing a patio door. With this guide, we hope to help you make the right ones.
Choosing a patio door style often comes down to a matter of aesthetics and functionality, remember that Patio doors typically provide the transition from a kitchen or family room area to an outdoor patio. Besides being a functional component of a room, patio doors can also become an elegant central focus point of a room
Sometimes called gliding doors or bypass doors are extremely popular. They let in a lot of natural light and are easy to maintain. Sliding doors consist of two or more individual panels, at least one of which slides back and forth on hidden rollers.
The sliding panels can be combined with fixed panels to create dramatically broad expanses of glass. Panels slide parallel to the wall so they don’t interfere with furniture placement or walking areas
When you’re choosing your new patio doors, it’s a good idea to make energy efficiency a priority. Depending on your climate, the right patio doors could actually pay for themselves in reduced energy costs. Some factors to consider are R-value, U-factor, Low-E glass, UV coatings and other glass options.
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