Glass patio doors are a fantastic addition to any home due to the many different options that are available and the different benefits that each type of door can provide. Listed below are just two of the glass door replacement types that you should really consider.
One of the most popular patio door options available to you is the sliding door. This option's popularity comes in no small part due to the fact that it is among the most inexpensive glass door options available. In addition to being inexpensive, this option is a good choice for a smaller home because you do not need to make room within your home for swinging doors or have to worry about doors swinging inward and striking furniture.
This type of door also typically features floor-to-ceiling glass, which can greatly increase the amount of light that gets into your home and can make a small living room or kitchen feel much larger. However, the downside to this option is that the floor-to-ceiling glass can make the room that the door is connected to feel quite cold in the winter as it will allow quite a bit of cold to seep into your home.
One of the biggest benefits provided by glass french doors is that they can open up much wider than sliding glass doors when you want access to your patio or balcony. The reason for this is that the french doors can open into your home completely because of their hinges, while a sliding glass door always has one side that is fixed in place. In most cases, you will only be able to slide a glass door open halfway, the other half of the sliding glass door will simply be an immovable piece of glass.
Since the french doors will open completely, this can help you create a much more open entertaining area that will allow your guests on the patio and those that choose to remain in the home to interact with each other. A downside to this option is that the french doors will be more expensive than other door options due to the materials needed and the extra work that is required to install the doors.
Contact a contractor today in order to discuss which glass patio door option would be the best fit for you budget and home's layout. French doors are ideal for creating a large opening that can make entertaining easier while sliding glass doors are a good choice due to their lower cost and space-saving design.