All About Choosing Patio Doors

Adding patio doors to your Winnipeg, MB home is a great idea. Patio doors offer easy access to your outdoor space, and allow wonderful natural light and beautiful outdoor views into your home. The right patio doors can also boost your home’s energy efficiency and safety with the right features.  

 

However, there are a lot of patio door options out there, and it can be hard to know how to choose what’s best for your home. The easiest place to start is gathering all the information. Read on to learn more about patio door designs and materials so you can be better prepared to shop for your new doors.  

 

Designs 

 

There are many different patio door designs and styles. Which one you choose depends on your preference in both function and aesthetics. There are three main types of patio doors:  

1) Swinging Patio Doorsor hinged patio doors, are very similar to everyday exterior doors. They are available with full or partial glass paneling for almost unlimited outdoor viewing, and are typically hung in center fashion with each door swinging outward from the central pole. They look great with most classic home styles, and are easily decorated to match your look.  

2) Sliding Patio Doors are the most popular type of patio door as they are easy to install, use and maintain. Also known as bypass or gliding doors, sliding patio doors brighten your home with plenty of natural light. Sliding patio doors typically have two or more panels, and one of the panels slides in and out on hidden rollers to open or close the door.  These doors are ideal for almost any kind of home.  

3) Folding Patio Doors are another popular option because they allow for an extra-wide entrance to your outdoor area. Functioning like an accordion, folding patio doors slide in and out on a hidden track and fold away on the sides. Folding patio doors can have up to eight leaves, and generally also come with glass paneling for outdoor views and natural light. Choose folding patio doors for more modern homes.  

 

Materials  

 

The basic patio door materials are:  

  • Fiberglass – Fiberglass looks and feels a lot like natural wood, but does not require as much maintenance or work as natural wood.  

  • Wood – The most classic material for patio doors, wood is visually appealing and strong. However, wood does require a lot of maintenance with frequent painting and cleaning.  

  • Vinyl – Vinyl is a type of plastic that provides energy efficiency, durability, and visual appeal for your patio doors. Vinyl is built to be climate resistant, and therefore does not fade, peel, flake or rot on harsh weather.  

 

Want to learn more about patio doors, their materials and different designs? Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd can help. We offer premium Winnipeg, MB patio doors and services from 3224 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y8. Please give us a call today at (204) 889-8422 for more information about finding and choosing patio doors, or about what we can do for you.  

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