Planning on getting a door replacement? Patio doors would make a great addition to any home. Here’s a quick FAQ on patio door replacements:
Which is Better: Sliding or Hinged Patio Doors?
It depends on your needs and preferences. Sliding or gliding patio doors are a great addition to homes with limited floor space. Since they slide open instead of swinging forward, they take up less floor space. Hinged patio doors, on the other hand, are a smart choice if you want to create a wide opening in parts of your home that receive a lot of foot traffic. Design-wise, sliding patio doors can give homes a sleek, contemporary look while hinged patio doors give them a classic, sophisticated look.
Can’t decide between the two? Consult a home remodeling contractor.
Are Sliding Patio Doors Less Secure?
A sliding door’s simple opening mechanisms and their ease of operation form part of its appeal. However, some homeowners are concerned that sliding doors can be easily jammed open by unwanted guests. Standard high-quality door replacements provide a decent level of security, but if you need extra home security, we recommend installing a multi-locking point system for your needs.
Can Patio Doors Be Customized?
It depends on the brand of patio doors. Certain brands customize doors according to customers’ preferences. Their customization options range from decorative elements to security-oriented features.
What are the Features You Should Look For In a Hinged or Sliding Patio Door Replacement?
Again, it depends on your needs. However, since sliding and hinged patio doors have wide glass areas, you should look for energy-efficient features such as insulative frames or glass coatings. One more thing: Regardless of which type of door you choose, make sure only a professional contractor from a general construction company handles the door installation.
Here’s a vetting tip: A contractor’s certifications can give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Timberland™ Exteriors, an A-plus-rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of exterior home remodeling services. To get a free estimate, call us at these numbers: (651) 404-2330, (952) 373-5145, (218) 366-9433, or (715) 203-8040. You can also leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.