Trying to decide on what kind of door to install for your patio or deck? Two popular options to choose from are sliding glass doors or hinged (also known as French) doors. But which one fits your home best? Let’s take a look at the different available configurations.
A single hinged patio door has one door that can have right, left or both window panels added to the door. It’s a great way to bring natural light in with little-to-no wall space available.
Double hinged patio doors (French doors) have two panels that swing open from the center. Whether your style is traditional or modern, the classic elegance of French doors will complement the room’s style while bringing in the outdoor beauty as well.
Folding Patio Doors are multi-panel doors that fold and stack effortlessly to the side, creating the perfect connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
Sliding glass doors are the most popular choice because of their durability and functionality. They are also an ideal space-saving choice for smaller rooms. However, if you do have space, you can always add extra window panels to expand the opening and bring in more natural light.
If you want to keep the upscale look of the traditional French door but don’t have the right design layout for swinging doors, the sliding French door configuration is a seamless alternative.
Many homeowners have decided to go with multi-slide patio doors, because they have expansive panels that slide open and smoothly disappear into a wall pocket to expand your living space, so you can enjoy that uninterrupted view.
The layout of your room has a significant effect on which door style to choose. While a sliding door is more flexible with the room’s design, French doors can provide a wider opening. Perfect for hosting gatherings or for moving large objects in or out. So, considering factors such as wall placement, furniture and floor space will help in narrowing down your decision.
Your local climate can also play an important role when deciding on which style of patio door to go with. In regions with high winds, sliding doors will be safer because they are less likely to slam shut. If you choose an out-swing door, consider the drifts of snow that may block the door from opening. With in-swing doors, snow or rain can stick to the exterior of the door, and could bring moisture inside when opened.
With so many different styles and configurations to choose from, there is a patio door for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding the right door for your particular needs. Still unsure? Call our remodeling experts today at 928.778.3056 Or fill out our contact form at your convenience.and they’ll help you find the perfect fit for your home.