Getting the perfect French patio door can give your home more than just visual appeal. While it will already serve as a good entrance from your patio into your home, it can also help in keeping it more energy-efficient while providing a great view from the inside. Investing in hinged French doors will still need proper planning, however, to ensure you make the most out of it.
Choosing the Right Style
When it comes to selecting a certain style for your new patio door, we’ll help you determine your personal preferences, available space and desired privacy levels. There are three common styles to choose from:
French Doors – This is a popular style that typically includes several smaller glass panels divided into a grid, imparting a timeless and elegant style to a home.
Swinging Doors – These are commonly known as glass patio doors. They come as a pair with at least one hinged door with the second door fixed.
Sliding Doors – These typically include two panels, with one of them fixed while the other slides on tracks.
Getting the Right Measurements
As you consider what style and material you want for your patio doors, the doorway where it will be installed will also need to be measured. This step is important in narrowing down your options, and it will also help you in determining the style that best fits your home.
If you’re planning to replace an existing patio door, you can simply note down both the horizontal and vertical measurements for the door frame. Just be sure that the top, bottom, left and right of the frame are measured properly to match your new patio door’s measurements.
Picking the Right Material
Patio doors are available in a wide range of materials. Most incorporate either a single large panel of glass or multiple smaller glass panels to create a pleasant visual transition between the patio and the home. One of the most common materials used is wood, since it adds a sense of refinement and history to any patio entrance. You can also go for aluminum or steel, and they’re much easier to maintain. Our Fibrex is a great material that’s twice as strong as vinyl, and can be made to mimic other materials.
As one of the best companies in the area for sliding French doors, Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento will get the job done professionally and efficiently. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or just fill out our convenient contact form. We serve Roseville and neighboring CA areas.