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Thursday, August 18 2016
Selecting the Perfect Patio Door
The options are infinite when it comes to choosing your next patio door. From French doors to sliding doors and pocketing sliders to big, beautiful Bi-Folds you can choose the door that best fits your needs. However, with so many options it can be hard to narrow your choices. The decision ultimately comes down to your needs and your design preferences. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for doors.
Manage Space Constraints.
Consider what space you have to work with when thinking about installing new patio doors. While you may love the idea of doors that swing out (French doors and Bi-Fold doors), if they open out to a tight space such as a second floor balcony, you may want to choose a sliding door option to maximize the limited space.
Pick the Right Material.
When deciding on the right door, think carefully about what type of material suits your conditions. Wood doors are beautiful, but they require rigorous maintenance, especially in harsh weather conditions. Patio doors with low-maintenance aluminum cladding on the exterior and your choice of beautiful wood on the interior (where weather won’t affect the wood) are a great alternative. And of course, along with your needs you must consider your budget.
When looking for the right patio door, remember to consider the architectural design of your home. Choose a door that complements your home’s aesthetics. For example, a pair of all wood French doors with multiple panes of glass would be charming, and a great architectural fit for a California Craftsman home. But those same doors would look completely out of place on a Mid-Century Modern home.
When it comes to designing your patio, complete the look with the right patio doors. With an extensive selection of Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide, Multi-Slide Patio Door System, Entry Doors, and Windows AG Millworks can help you create the perfect indoor-outdoor living areas. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks to learn more by simply clicking the Request A Quote button to get started!