Patio doors play an important role in any home. They add beauty, provide a means for more natural light to enter and illuminate the home, and also serve as passageways to and from the patio. That said, replacing patio doors should be taken seriously. Choosing the right patio door requires homeowners to make some considerations not limited to budget or desires.
Here are some of the things homeowners need to consider when planning to replace patio doors at home, courtesy of Sprague Construction Roofing LLC, the experts in doors, siding and commercial roofing.
The Right Style
Not all patio doors are the same. There are three different types of patio doors: sliding patio doors, swinging (or French) patio doors, and folding patio doors. Each possess a distinct look and appeal, and have varying uses as well.
- Sliding patio doors are commonly used due to their versatility, ease of use, look and affordability. The wide glass panels also allow a lot of natural light to enter without any obstruction.
- French patio doors, on the other hand, do not slide but instead open and shut like traditional doors that are attached to hinges. These can come in several different designs, and can also come with large glass panels to allow as much natural light in.
- Folding patio doors open and close like an accordion, and are best used for wide spaces. These will add character to the patio.
After choosing the style, door and roofing contractors recommend considering the amount of maintenance the patio door needs, which will depend on the material used for it.
Vinyl, for example, is a long-lasting material that doesn’t require much maintenance. Wood, on the other hand, adds warmth and beauty to any patio door, but will require homeowners to spend more time and effort to make them look good and continue to look good.
A Reliable Contractor
Choosing the right style and material for a patio door is only part of the replacement process. Homeowners will need to hire trained professionals to install the new patio door. Contact Sprague Construction Roofing LLC, the top installer of doors and residential roofing in your area. Call us at (307) 269-0998, (970) 239-3313 or (406) 200-9080 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Cody, WY, as well as Colorado, including Fort Collins, CO.