Choosing the right patio door for your home can transform its overall look, providing you with additional space while creating opportunities for more natural light to shine through. What is interesting, however, is patio doors have not been around for long. The advent of modern manufacturing techniques and increased availability of materials eventually made these large glass doors available to all.
From sliding, to hinged, to folding, it’s quite likely that there is a patio door out there that best suits your home’s aesthetic. But finding the right patio door can be quite daunting. Here are some of the most important factors to consider.
Even if your home space is limited, don’t rule out patio doors completely. Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth offers numerous styles to suit whatever your taste and preference may be. In particular, sliding doors are great options to maximize your living space and essentially gain a movable wall for easier exterior access. Whichever type you choose, remember to select a design that complements your property.
Patio doors are available in a range of materials, with different choices having different benefits. For instance, homeowners who prefer the look and feel of wood generally go with timber. Modern materials such as vinyl or fiberglass not only hold up well against the weather, they are also quite durable and low-maintenance as they won’t rot or corrode. Unlike their steel counterparts, aluminum frames meanwhile are sturdy but lighter. This material is also energy-efficient and doesn’t require much upkeep.
Functionality and Operability
An often-overlooked factor, operating a patio door also needs to be considered. For instance, a sliding mechanism is the most practical choice for smaller areas, while a full folding sliding door can be great for spacious homes. Swinging French doors will need room to open as opposed to the hinged variety, so consider your furniture placement when determining the style.
Security and Glass Options
The glass pane is a major component of patio doors, so select one which is both energy-efficient and safe. Energy0efficient glass helps lower your energy consumption while letting in natural light and protecting your furnishings against UV fading.
Equipped with High-Performance™ Low-E4® and SmartSun® glass, you can be sure Renewal by Andersen’s glass panes provide you with optimal energy efficiency. Call us at (877) 605-2922 to learn more about our patio door offerings. We serve Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas.