Choosing The Right Patio Doors

Many homes these days are focusing on their backyard more than ever when it comes to home improvement. The most popular improvement besides energy efficient windows, is weatherproof decking. A beautiful redwood style deck complements any home but many stop right there Office Carpets Pty Ltd and don’t finish it off. What can be better than a brand new deck? Beautiful patio doors opening up to that new landscape, that’s what.

As your energy efficient windows expert, we also specialize in patio doors that keep energy in your home and the sunshine out on the deck. Choosing a new patio door is a task that usually comes about due to home renovations like a new deck or a need to replace worn or damaged doors. Making the right decision about a new patio door involves considering several key factors. If you are facing a decision of this type, there are a few basic things to remember.

It is important to remember that your choice of a new patio door will involve addressing two key areas. First, you need to consider functionality and having energy efficient windows in the doors you have in mind. The second key area has to do with the aesthetics of the door and how well the design fits into the look, color, and general style of the space on both sides of the doorway. Depending on where you live, and your climate one area may be more important than the other.

In locations where the summers are hot and humid, and the winters are cold and harsh, it is very important to consider patio door designs that have true energy efficient windows. The idea is to make sure the doors do not lead to increased utility costs; in fact, your goal should be to select door designs that will increase the energy efficiency of the home. This can often be accomplished by choosing designs with glass that is double paned or at least thermally insulated. The weather stripping incorporated into the design of the doors should be high quality and capable of preventing air flow between the indoors and outdoors.

Another common sense consideration has to do with space limitations. When there is room for the doors to swing inward or outward, designs such as French doors can work very well for a patio. However, confined spaces such as small patios on a garden home may be more suited for sliding doors. Sliding models in small spaces will make it possible to utilize more of the available patio for plants and patio furniture.

For areas where the weather is more cooperative, the focus may be on the aesthetics of the patio door. If this is the case, the only practical consideration is choosing a patio door design that is easy to open and close. That leaves options based on the personal preferences of the homeowner, however one should still always insist on energy efficient windows as a basic feature.

The doors can be as simple or elaborate as preferred, and may involve a wide range of materials. Attractive patio door sets may be created using wood, aluminum or vinyl in the design. The patio door may include a mesh screen as well as glass. The top profile may be arched or squared off. Any design is possible if you don’t mind the price point at which those combinations come.

At Wonderful Windows we carry all kinds of Neuma Patio doors to suit your needs. They are a great way to enjoy simple access from the home to a back deck and the yard and the wide range of choices in look and design make it possible to enhance the beauty of your home while also creating a pleasant point of access when in the yard. Always keep in mind that energy efficient windows are the best option for patio doors and can save hundred of dollars on energy bills. Efficiency is your decision, so weigh it against your desires for a certain look to your patio area, then base your choices on what will work best for your situation. Taking your time and looking at the task from both a practical and an aesthetic angle will make all the difference in how happy you are with that final choice. When you have the perfect doors in mind give Wonderful Windows a call to help you get the doors you want installed!