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Patio Doors: Choose the Right One

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Choosing replacement patio doors usually comes about due to home renovations or a need to replace worn or damaged doors. Making the right decision about a replacement patio door involves considering several key factors. Here is what you need to keep in mind.

It is important to remember that your choice of a replacement patio door will involve addressing two key areas. First, you need to consider functionality and the energy efficient properties of the doors you have in mind. The second key area has to do with the aesthetics of the door and how well the design fits into the look, color, and general décor of the space on both sides of the doorway. Depending on where you live, one area may be more important than the other.

Engery Efficient Patio Doors

In Florida, it is very important to consider patio door designs that are energy efficient. The idea is to make sure the doors do not lead to increased utility costs; in fact, your goal should be to select door designs that will increase the energy efficiency of the home. This can often be accomplished by choosing designs that include double pane glass, or at least thermally insulated panes. The weather stripping incorporated into the design of the doors should be high quality and capable of preventing air flow between the indoors and outdoors.

Consider the Space for Your Patio Door

Another practical consideration has to do with space limitations. When there is room for the doors to swing inward or outward, designs, such as French doors, can work very well for a patio. However, tight spaces, such as small patio on a garden home, may be more suited for sliding glass doors. Going with sliding models in small spaces means it is still possible to utilize more of the available patio for plants and patio furniture.

Sliding glass patio doors offer a good solution for small spaces. It allows you to utilize the whole space without worrying about a swinging door taking up room.

Type of Materials for Patio Doors

The doors can be as simple or elaborate as preferred, and may involve a wide range of materials. Attractive patio door sets may be created using wood, aluminum or vinyl in the design. The patio door may include a mesh screen as well as glass. The top profile may be arched or squared off. If you have a design in mind, contact our office for a design consultation. We will tell you what options are available for your project.

Your Patio Door, Your Decision

Patio doors are a great way to enjoy simple access from the home to a back deck and the yard. The wide range of choices in look and design make it possible to enhance the beauty of the view of the backyard while in the home while also creating a welcoming point of access when in the yard. Evaluate your needs for energy efficiency and weigh them against your desires for a certain look to your patio area, then base your choices on what will work best for your situation. Taking your time and looking at the task from both a practical and an aesthetic angle will make all the difference in how happy you are with that final choice.

Contact us today for more information!

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