Entertaining at home is fun. Gathering friends together in the dining room to share a meal or around the TV for a movie night or the big sports game can be what makes a house a home. But entertaining outdoors can be just as enjoyable. You may be lucky enough to have patio doors that lead to a lush backyard full of grass and greenery, a back patio with paver stones and an area to nestle in the shade, or an area that’s just the right size to set up the grill for some warm-weather barbeques.
Spring and summer are on their way, and Northern Nevada will soon begin to warm up, enabling you to spend more time outside. No matter the type of outdoor space you have, you’ll want to make sure you have a fitting and functional patio doors for access. Like any home fixture, not all patio doors are the same and can be chosen to best suit your lifestyle or the aesthetics of your home.
The same as when choosing windows for your home, it is important to consider the type of material you want for your doors. Options for patio doors include wood, vinyl, aluminum, steel, and fiberglass. While all these materials are strong and provide protection against the elements, vinyl is more energy-efficient, and fiberglass is particularly resistant to dents and warping. Also with fiberglass, as with wood, the material can be painted or stained for more customization.
Types of Doors
Once you know the materials you want for your doors, you can get down to the design. The two main types of patio doors are French (or hinged) and sliding. French doors swing out to open. They are made of small panes and add a traditional idyllic look to the backyard area. Sliding doors do just that—slide! Sliding doors are comprised of one full clear pane that allows you an uninterrupted view.
When it comes down to the final choice of which patio doors you would like, the professionals at Capital Glass can help. Once the installation is complete, if you ever need assistance with glass repair, we will make sure the door is fixed within a few days and you are once again able to enjoy your outdoor space.