Patio doors are great additions to your home. Not only do they extend your living space by seamlessly connecting your interior and outdoor areas, they’re also aesthetic pieces in their own right. They add curb appeal to any property.
Choosing the perfect patio door for your home can be challenging with so many options available. The qualities you should be looking for depend on the specifics of your home. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Portland discusses the key factors to consider.
Room Size and Patio Door Style
Patio doors come in two styles: the classic swing-out French door and the more modern sliding door. Both are essentially the same in terms of performance, but space restrictions of your room should play a role in your decision.
Since French doors swing out, they need ample floor space to operate, making them ideal for larger rooms such as living rooms. Sliding patio doors, on the other hand, need ample wall space since they’re wider than the French patio door design. They work well in rooms with a lot of furniture or restrictive floor space but with vacant, wide walls.
Before you commit to a patio door installation, consider your home’s architecture. French patio doors boast a classic, Old World design so they work best in traditional homes. Meanwhile, the minimalist appearance of sliding patio doors makes them ideal for contemporary and ultra-modern dwellings.
Your doors, like your windows, impact your home’s energy efficiency. That’s why it’s important to consider the kind of glass that comes with your new patio doors. At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, we fit out patio doors with High-Performance™ Low-E4® Glass, which is 56% more energy efficient in summer and 47% more energy efficient in winter than ordinary dual-pane glass.
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