Patio doors are a great way to open your home to the outside! And ‘tis the season to enjoy the beautiful weather. When deciding on a patio door, you’ve got some options. Let us help you make the right decision for your home! With patio doors, you have a variety of materials to choose from; your style, functionality and budget will help you decide on the best material. We generally deal with three design types: sliding, swinging and folding. You want to assess your space and decide which type is best for you. Another aspect to consider is whether or not you want an energy efficient door. Look at where you want to place your patio door and decide which option is best for your needs and wants. They’re all beautiful and will be a great statement piece in your home.
In deciding on a patio door for your home, you want to choose the material for the door that is best suited for your home and its needs. You will find a variety of options for your exterior patio door: wood, steel, aluminum, vinyl or fiberglass. Each medium has different style and functionality qualities. Take a look at your budget and the weather conditions where you live when deciding on a material for your door. In the Midwest, we deal with a lot of inclement weather conditions so you might take that into consideration when choosing your door.
You also need to decide what kind of door you want. Patio doors come in 3 different types: folding doors, swinging doors and sliding doors. Folding doors are aesthetically beautiful; they usually have at least 3 panels and fold to open. Swinging doors are very similar to the traditional front and back doors; they swing open out onto the patio or into the house. Sliding doors are a very popular choice for a patio door; they slide open on a track which gives you space in front of and behind them.
The glass in your patio door is another design choice to consider. A lot of patio doors are combined with glass panels in different patterns. You want to choose glass that compliments the existing style of your home and its design.
There are quite a few decisions to make when deciding on a patio door so allow us, at Rusco, to help you make the best choice for your home!