Written by Eto Doors.
A good looking patio door adds value and attractiveness to your house. If you enjoy spending time outside enjoying your backyard, you need a patio door that looks great, is durable and also provides protection from the outside world. You have several options for patio doors, each of which can help to make your patio shine.
Two of the most common types of patio doors are sliding doors and French doors. Sliding doors also act as large windows for your backyard. They typically range in size from five feet to 12 feet in width. They slide out on rollers when they open – this means you need a little bit of extra room to account for the opening. By contrast, French doors have many different small windows throughout and are hinged and open like traditional doors.
Patio doors can be made from many different types of materials including:
Aluminum: Because of the nature of the material, aluminum doors are typical the least expensive. They are also rust-proof, making them a good choice for areas that get a lot of rain. In addition, they are very easy to maintain.
Vinyl: Vinyl doors are also very easy to maintain; cleaning them is as easy as wiping them down. They are also very energy efficient, helping to keep heat in your home. This is accomplished thanks to weather stripping around the frames and insulated glass.
Wood: Wooden patio doors are often the most expensive because of their high quality. While they might cost more and require additional maintenance, they also provide solid protection and a great look.