Tips For Replacing Patio Doors
August 11, 2016
What to Know When Replacing Patio Doors
Patio glass doors are one of the most popular features in any home. They provide convenient access while creating unimpeded views that flood interior spaces with natural light.
As with any window or door today, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a patio door. Start your selection by choosing from a sliding door or a swinging door, commonly referred to as a French door.
Below you will find information about different styles of patio doors. Make sure you get the perfect fit by properly measuring the space into which it will be placed once you’ve selected a patio door.
Clad-Wood: Low-maintenance exterior metal cladding is like a coat of armor for extra protection from the elements. These patio doors feature beautiful wood inside your home with protective metal cladding outside. The baked-on finish is durable, easy to care for and available in a variety of popular colors.
Wood: With wood patio doors, you’ll get the beauty of natural wood interiors and exteriors without the worry of termites, wood rot and water saturation. Made with our exclusive solid Pine AuraLast ® Wood, these patio doors are easy to care for while offering design freedom to stain, clear coat or paint to get the exact look you want.
Vinyl: Vinyl is recognized for being remarkably durable and secure to give you years of steadfast performance. These patio doors are easy to care for and reliable with JELD-WEN’s lifetime glass breakage coverage available. There are also ample design options to boost your home’s character.
Aluminum: These patio doors are lightweight and strong, and are most frequently selected for homes in warmer, milder climates where heat loss is not as much of a concern. Aluminum patio doors are also noted for being cost-effective.
Find the Right Features
Door configuration: Choose from two, three or four panels to create a grand opening.
Grilles: Grilles (also called grids) are the decorative pieces that divide the glass into panes. Many homeowners include grilles with their sliding glass doors to accent the architecture of their home. (We will include a few images to help describe grilles).
Glass options: The glass you select for your sliding doors can add both style and performance benefits. You can choose from performance features like impact-resistant glass for storm concerns, or Low-E glass to improve energy efficiency and provide UV protection. Style features include textured glass for added functionality and privacy concerns. Many homeowners also appreciate the ease of use and low maintenance features of Blinds Between the Glass. Tempered glass is also standard and available in all glass types and provides extra strength, enabling it to withstand force or pressure on its surface and not break into sharp pieces.
Pet panel: Consider including a pet door (or pet panel) to provide easy access for your pets as part of an integrated door system.