Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Choosing the right type and style of patio door for your home is important for functionality, safety and appearance. Since patio doors come in a variety of styles and materials, select a door that provides functional access and compliments your home’s existing materials.
Sliding Doors – Sliding patio doors look great with any architectural style home. They’re easy to operate for quick access to the outdoors. They come with large panes of glass for unobstructed views and smaller panes with mullions for a more traditional look. Typical sliders fit five to six feet wide openings, but they’re available with wider doors to fit openings up to ten feet.
French Doors – French doors offer charm and elegance with traditional appeal. They are available in sliders and hinged doors that open both in and out. You can create a double-door opening with doors that open to a deck, patio, pool or garden area. With sliders, you can create a long wall of doors that open-up the entire space to the outside.
Folding Doors – Folding patio doors are a great way to open-up the entire length of a wall. It’s the perfect way to eliminate visual boundaries between your interior and exterior spaces. Floor to ceiling doors look great with contemporary architecture that emphasizes large, open spaces. Folding doors offer a good alternative to sliders when wall pockets aren’t possible.
Patio doors are available in wood, steel and vinyl frames in a wide range of styles and colors to compliment your home’s existing materials. Talk to a contractor and find out more here about patio doors that are right for your home.