Patio doors let in the light and lend beauty and function to any room. Exterior patio doors allow you to bring nature into your home by creating a vista to your outdoor spaces. Interior installation of a patio door provides a open view and passage between rooms for an elegant and functional transition.
There are many configurations for patio doors so you can choose just the right one for your needs.
- A classic hinged French door has two panels that swing open to opposite sides, creating an uninterrupted view and passageway. The doors can swing into the room or out.
- French sliding doors offer the same traditional look as swinging French doors, but the two operating panels glide apart along a track on stainless steel rollers. This type of French door is perfect for a room that might not have the space for hinged doors to open.
- A veranda door has one panel that remains stationary while the operating panel swings inward on hinges between the panels.
- The contemporary patio sliding door has an operating panel that glides along a track in front of a stationary panel.
- A door wall creates a wide-open space between indoors and outdoors with several configuration options. Bifold door walls consist of hinged panels that fold to one side of the opening. A multi-slide or lift-slide door wall has sliding panels that stack together or store in a pocket space in the wall.
All these doors come with many choices in interior and exterior material, finishes, grilles and lites, glass, screens and hardware. Materials for patio doors include solid wood, wood with aluminum cladding, fiberglass, steel, vinyl and medium density fiberboard (MDF). Depending on your choice of interior material, your doors can be finished with a toner, stain, primer or base coat of paint. Exterior finishes include stain or paint for wood and fiberglass doors, or primed, powder coated or anodized finishes for aluminum-clad or steel exteriors. If you like, you can choose from authentic or simulated divided lites, and optional grilles come in many styles. There are also many glass options to choose from, including art glass, safety glass, leaded glass and tinted glass. loE2 insulated glass allows maximum light while maintaining inside temperature and blocking UV rays to protect your furnishings. You can also get retractable, sliding or swinging screen doors to let fresh air in and keep unwanted pests out.
With so many options, choosing a patio door can be daunting! The experts at Chapman Windows Doors & Siding can steer you in the right direction. Contact us for a free consultation.