Are you planning to replace your home’s old patio door? If you answered yes, then you’re probably already looking for a suitable replacement. According to our team of experts, choosing the right patio door would be a lot easier if you know each option’s greatest strengths. Here’s a quick rundown of the different patio doors you can choose from.
French Patio Doors
Easily one of the most popular options today, French patio doors are characterized by one or two hinged panels. Panels can swing independently, and some can even swing both outwards or inwards. French doors tend to have highly-stylized panels with glass panes and carved patterns. French patio doors are perfect for large spaces where the fully opened panels can provide good food traffic and ventilation.
Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio doors have one or more panels that slide along a rail located at the bottom edge of the door frame. Patio door installation experts say that while it doesn’t open as much as French patio doors, they are more versatile since they can be installed even in smaller spaces where French patio door panels would easily get obstructed. Sliding patio doors are also a popular option for homes with contemporary designs thanks to their minimalist designs.
Folding Patio Doors
A rather uncommon patio door option, folding patio doors are similar to French patio doors because they have panels that swing open, but the panels tend to fold in the middle to help save more space. This makes them a possible option for homes with limited available floor space, but insist on having a door that fully opens or closes.
Expert Installation is Essential
Regardless of which type of door you’re planning to get, you have to make sure that it will be installed by a certified contractor. Just like when getting replacement windows, professional patio door replacement is not only faster and safer but also ensures that your new patio door will function at 100% efficiency.
Get your patio doors installed by the best in the business. Renewal by Andersen® of Portland is the leading window contractor in Wilsonville and Portland, Oregon. You can contact us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.