If you are installing a new patio and are getting down to the end, you need to choose a patio door. This may sound simple, but there are many doors you can choose from. To help you make the right choice, below are three types so you can start using your new patio.
1. Sliding Doors
Sliding patio doors are often used. This is because this type of door is affordable, easy to use, and versatile. Sliding doors can be opened and closed quickly. This makes it much easier for you and your family to get in and out of the house. This can be especially beneficial if there is some type of emergency, or if you are entertaining outside and need to go in and out of your home to get things.
Sliding glass doors are made of all glass which is a good choice if you want natural sunlight to shine into your home. You can add blinds to the doors to control the amount of sun, however. You can also install a screen door along with the glass patio door. This allows you to open the glass door and will have the screen for protection from the outside. The screen also allows fresh air to get into your home.
2. French Doors
French doors have hinges like traditional doors inside your home. You can find them in a variety of styles, finishes, and color. There are French doors that have decorative glass also. If you want a wide opening for the patio, you can install more than one French door in succession. If you prefer, you can French doors made of full glass. French doors are generally made of wood, so you can choose to either paint or stain the wood. Make sure you choose exterior paint or stain.
3. Folding Doors
If the patio door opening is wide, folding doors would work well for you. Folding doors have an accordion opening. You can choose two or more panels if you prefer. Folding doors can also be made of full glass. If you choose glass, a track system is installed for the glass to slide open and closed. If you choose panels, you can choose from a variety of colors and designs. This can add character to the doors, especially when they are closed.
Talk with a patio door installation service and they can give you much more information about them.