Patio doors are a great investment for any home. Whether you prefer the French door styles or a more modern look, these doors enhance your living space and extend it outdoors. Patio doors may cost a bit more than regular doors, so it’s vital that you make the most out of your new investment.
In this post, Sttitsville Windows and Doors share tips to keep in mind to help you make the most of your patio door investment.
Pick the Right Material
The material of your new patio door will define how long your new hardware lasts as well as how resilient it is to the weather. The best materials for your patio doors are vinyl and fiberglass since they are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Vinyl, in particular, is actually more affordable than wood, but it is more durable and has a longer service life and superior weather tolerance.
Consider the Style
Patio doors come in two styles: the traditional swing-out door and sliding glass doors. Your choice of style depends on two factors: the architectural style of your home and the size of your room.
Swing-out doors are better for traditional homes as their intricate designs blend well with the equally design-heavy architectural style of these properties. Since they swing out, they need extra floor space to actually function, too.
Sliding glass doors are a good choice for traditional homes, but they work best for contemporary and ultra-modern homes that have minimalist aesthetics. These doors don’t require extra floor space since they slide open, but they do require ample wall space to actually accommodate the sliding mechanism.
Work With a Door Company
While it’s tempting to install your new patio doors on your own, it’s better to work with an experienced door company like us. Poor installation is the bane of every door and is usually the root of all door-related problems; even if you have the most durable patio doors out there, they will fail if you make a mistake during the door installation process.
Avoid this risk by working with Stittsville Windows and Doors, your local door replacement company. Call us today at (613) 271-5434 to learn more about our services. We install swing-out and sliding glass doors in Goulbourn Township, ON.