Things to consider when choosing a patio doors
Patio doors were once located only in the houses of aristocratic and rich people. However, modern architecture techniques have made them widely available today. From traditional to modern bi-fold French doors, you can find various styles that match with your dream home.
Sliding patio doors also referred to as ‘sliders’ or ‘gliding’ doors have few key characteristics that set them apart from traditional French doors. The sliders consist of 2 parts – sliding and fixed panel, which can be configured to open from the right or left. Here are few things to consider when selecting a patio door.
Determine your style
You need to determine your preference and style to decide upon a new door. Ask yourself couple of questions to get to know the ultimate vision of the finished construction. Why do you need patio doors? Is to improve aesthetics or create better functionality or to increase energy efficiency or natural light? How much space is available on each side of the door? How frequent you use the patio doors – for example occasional or constant or all seasons? What style of doors best fit your outdoor and indoor decoration? How much money are you willing to invest? These are some questions even professionals ask you before beginning the project. Know your style to choose the perfect patio door.
Popular choice of patio doors
Sliding patio door: Two door-sized panes of glass (one to slide in front or other to open-door space) make a sliding patio door, which is ideal choice where space is a main concern. Sliding doors are good fit in condominiums or apartment with small balcony.
Bi-parting patio door: Best suited for a patio area with two identical door panels that expands the whole area and the view.
Hinged patio door: It usually opens towards inside of the house, though can be aligned to swing either way, depending on whether there is more room for it outside or inside.
Folding patio door: Made up of polyester-blend fabric, wood, or vinyl. It folds like an accordion. Both sliding and folding doors are popular choices for separating parts within the house.
Like all other door types, sliding glass doors come in different choices, including reflective glass, tempered glass, etc. Choose the one that go with most weather conditions.
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