You have just built your new patio or deck. Now what? Your backyard is complete, right? Well, not quite. What about the entrance to your new backyard oasis: your patio door? The right patio door can help highlight and enhance your outdoor living space, making your deck or patio more usable and comfortable.
What to Consider when Buying a New Patio Door
- Patio Door Style: What style is right for you? Classic sliding patio doors let in a lot of natural light, but they are too bland for some people. French doors, meanwhile, add significant visual appeal, but require more clearance to open. Analyze your options carefully before making your decision.
- Low Maintenance Options: You want a beautiful door without having to constantly clean it, right? Of course! Vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum and clad-wood patio doors offer aesthetic appeal without the constant need for maintenance.
- Consider Expanding: Wider doorways not only allow more light into your home, but also help create a focal point for your outdoor living space.
- Glass Options: Your patio door is only as good as the glass it is made from. Low-E glass helps lower energy bills and reduce UV fading, while decorative tempered glass can enhance privacy. But what about security? JELD-WEN patio doors with optional ImpactGard® help protect against break ins and severe weather.
- Don’t Forget the Screen: While many homeowners focus all of their attention on the patio door itself, many forget about the screen. But the right screen adds functionality to your patio door, allowing you to let the fresh air in, without the bugs. For the best of both worlds, consider a Dutch Exterior Door. These patio doors allow the top and bottom to operate independently.
JELD-WEN Patio Doors Available Through Architectural Window Supply
In addition to our wide selection of entry doors, Architectural Window Supply also carries a large selection of sliding glass and patio doors. We will help you find the perfect patio door, a patio door that fits your needs, your style, and your budget.
If you have any further questions about our blog, “What to Consider when Buying a New Patio Door,” or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!