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How to Pick the Perfect Patio Door: What to Look For

August 31, 2020 0

As we adjust to the lifestyle changes of 2020 and start spending more time at home, creating your own private outdoor oasis is more important than ever. More homeowners realize the value of a beautiful garden or backyard that they can enjoy with their families.

In the past few years, some of the biggest trends in home renovations focused on outdoor spaces, such as renovated decks, custom fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. Yet, picking the perfect patio door is often overlooked by many homeowners when they plan on improving their outdoor spaces. 


The importance of high-quality patio doors 


Experienced homeowners and design experts will tell you to take the time to upgrade your patio doors while updating your outdoor living area. Patio doors make a great impact on the style, function, and energy consumption of both your interior and exterior space. So if you’re looking to elevate your outdoor space, you need to take this opportunity to find the right patio door. 

If you’re not sure how to pick the right patio door? We’ve got you covered. Here are four tips to help you pick out the perfect patio doors for your upcoming renovation.

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Opt for sliding glass patio doors 


No matter what room your new patio doors will be in, sliding glass patio doors will maximize floor space. Sliding doors glide open and closed quickly, so they’re our top choice for tighter spaces that see heavy foot traffic. Additionally, sliding patio doors can be easily customized for style and budget. Pick the right patio doors for your style by looking at doors available in different two, three, or four-panel configurations. This will help you choose which door configuration looks the best for your home.

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Make sure your patio door is energy-efficient 


Switch to energy-efficient patio doors and watch your hydro bills drop. Overall, it’s smart to switch to energy-efficient patio doors before upgrading to a room or outdoor living space with a patio door. If you decide to invest in more energy-efficient solutions, know that you’re in good company. In fact, 62% of homeowners said they’d be investing in low-energy homes in 2020, according to Fixr’s 2020 Home Construction and Remodelling Trends Report

The primary reason you should consider investing in energy-efficient patio doors is that windows and doors can account for up to 25 percent of total house heat loss. Ensuring that your patio door is well-insulated and has low air leakage rates will help you save money in the long run. Whether it’s a new deck or updated landscaping, chances are you’ll be using your yard, garden or patio space more after any renovation. The more traffic and use your patio door gets, the more important it is to ensure your doors are properly insulated. Pick the right patio doors to lower the amount of heat or air conditioning lost while still allowing ventilation and weather protection.

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Choose patio doors with improved security features 


Gardens, patios and decks may be vulnerable entry points. That’s why it’s important to prioritize your family’s safety by investing in patio doors with secure locks and additional security features. Each of our patio doors comes with a standard single-point lock, but for added assurance, we also offer options including a multi-point lock, a key lock, or easy-use security bolt. 

For additional peace of mind, look for patio doors with upgraded safety features like internal mini blinds. Internal mini-blinds are sealed between two panes of tempered safety glass and can be controlled by the touch of a fingertip to adjust light and privacy.

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Look for quality hardware and various colour options  


Details in design are essential. The right hardware finishes and interior colours of your patio door make all the difference. You should pick the perfect patio door colour to match your space with an assortment of earth tones or exciting architectural colours that elevate your home.

At Brock, our patio doors are available in nine full vinyl colour options. We also offer hardware in standard white and black, or you can choose to upgrade to premium pewter, brass, or satin nickel finishes.

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Now that you’ve learned what to look for during your patio door replacement, it’s time to find the right patio door for your own home. Brock’s experts can help you pick out the best style, safety, and energy-efficient features for your patio door upgrade. Talk to our door specialists about your patio door replacement today.

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