If you have been thinking of installing a patio door, you probably have a few questions. To answer some of those, Custom Installations — a trusted provider of door and roofing services — shares some essential information on patio doors.
What Are the Advantages of a Sliding Patio Door
One of the top benefits of a sliding patio door is its space efficiency. Since it slides horizontally along the track instead of swinging open, it won’t take up any additional space in your interior or exterior. It’s also perfect for modern homes and less expensive than French doors.
What Are the Advantages of a Hinged Patio Door?
A hinged French patio door is often considered for its sophisticated design. It also provides a wide opening when both panels are fully opened, making it easier to move large furniture in and out of your home. The door’s threshold is also less obtrusive because it does not slide on a track.
Can Patio Doors Be Customized to Match Existing Windows?
Feel free to design your patio door based on the current design of your windows. You can choose from a wide array of interior and exterior colors, hardware, grilles, wood finishes and door screens. If you want to ensure it will also look good alongside your siding, you can also try to ask your siding contractor for advice.
What’s the Difference Between a Sliding Patio Door and a Gliding Patio Door?
A sliding patio door and a gliding patio door are one and the same. The terms can be used interchangeably.
Are Patio Doors Secure?
Patio doors are designed to be sturdy and durable. And depending on the locking system you select for your patio door, you can rest assured that it’s just as secure as any other exterior door.
Can an Existing Sliding Glass Door Be Replaced With a Hinged French Patio Door?
This can certainly be done. Make sure to work closely with your contractor and ensure that they are capable of delivering quality work.
Custom Installations is a family-owned business that specializes in a range of home improvement services. Our expertise covers metal roofing, siding, windows and doors, gutters, historic restoration, and many more. Call us at (847) 558-1967 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Lake Forest, Illinois.