There are a variety of options when it comes to replacing your patio door. The first step in the process is to measure the space you need to install a new door. Start from the top of the rough opening and work your way down to the subfloor (wood, concrete, or other material). If you don't have the tools or know-how to take accurate measurements, consider calling in an expert to do the job for you.
You can also choose a variety of materials for your new patio door. Wooden doors are traditionally popular, but you can also choose fiberglass. These materials have a sleek, modern aesthetic and can even have faux wood features. There are also several styles of patio doors available, from swinging glass doors to standard sliding glass doors. There are also newer styles like folding and multi-slide patio doors. You can even select handles in different shapes and finishes for your new patio door.
If you are a pet owner, you can upgrade to a glass patio door with an in-glass pet door. It will allow your pet to have an unobstructed view of your backyard. This type of door is an upgrade from a traditional patio door and will make your dog happy. Once installed, you can also use your new door as a screen door.
Another option is a French patio door. These are best for narrow openings, because they have two doors that open from the middle. The French patio door can open inwards or outwards at the same time, depending on your needs. They also have Georgian bars and can be glazed or clear. However, they need space to open properly. Patio doors are an excellent option if you are looking to increase the open area of your home.
When it comes to choosing the right patio door, make sure it is both energy efficient and appealing. JELD-WEN offers several models of patio doors, combining innovative technology with a sophisticated aesthetic. For example, the F-2500 folding fiberglass patio door is a beautiful addition to any home. Other options include the Premium Vinyl patio door, which provides affordable modern style and illumination. You should also check out FiniShield(r) exterior color technology.
Patio doors make a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors. They also have a generous width, which allows you to move larger items like sofas or appliances. Measure your swing space and determine whether you need a hinged or non-hinged door. A large expanse of uninterrupted glass can give you a scenic view. If you are considering a hinged patio door, make sure that it is large enough for it to open fully.
Another type of patio door is the sliding glass patio door. These patio doors typically consist of two or three panels. The operable panel slides along a track. They don't block the flow of a room when open and are a popular choice. They are also available in a wide variety of styles and colors. They are known for being easy to operate and have a sleek, modern look. They also can be customized to match the exterior of the home.
Pella also offers a variety of wood patio doors. Their Architect Series and Reserve lines feature multi-slide patio doors in several configurations. For larger patios, a multi-slide patio door is a great option. These doors have an open space and provide an elegant transition from indoor to outdoor living. These doors are also energy-efficient.