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How to Select the Right Patio Door

March 06, 2017 0

Have you found it challenging to select the right patio door for your home? When you make the decision to upgrade your patio doors, it can be fun to choose from the wide selection of products that are available. As a homeowner, you have the flexibility to choose a custom design that matches the needs of your family.

Before you choose a patio door for your Toronto home, it is essential to consider your lifestyle and the design of your home. For example, the doors will be different for a small balcony compared with a large patio connected with the inside living space.

At Brock Doors and Windows, we want to make it easy for you to find the right patio doors that you need. Here are a few design tips to help with your decision:

#1: Materials for the Patio Doors

The materials and colors that you choose will impact the overall appearance of your home. Select a color and style that will look good with the other design components of the property. For example, it might look unusual to install contemporary, modern designs on a classic, elegant home. Match the design style so that it pulls in with the rest of the design features.

#2: Durability and Maintenance

It can be a hassle to spend a lot of time and effort on maintenance for your new patio doors. If the doors are often accessed by your family, then you need to consider how the materials will hold up with frequent use. The best long-term, durable materials include clad-wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl.

#3: Doorway Size

How big is the doorway where the doors will be installed? Wide doorways are great for a double door design. But, a smaller space might look better with a single door. You might consider a folding or sliding door system if you want to open up the space without a door that needs to swing on hinges.

#4: Type of Glass

When selecting the glass for your patio doors, you need to consider both efficiency and design. Choose Low-E glass to manage your utility bills and reduce the likelihood of UV fading from sun exposure in your home. Another option is to use tempered glass that improves the appearance of the door and increases your privacy at the same time.

#5: Furniture Placement

If you are working with a small space, then it is important to consider the furniture layout of the room. A big, beautiful swinging door might look great, but it can be a burden if the furniture gets in the way when you are moving in and out of the door. Take a close look at both the furniture placement and the floor space that is available for the door. To preserve floor space, you might choose sliding doors that move along a stationary track.

Do you have any questions about choosing the right patio door in Toronto? Call Brock Doors and Windows for more information: 1.800.449.3808 or info@brockwindows.com. You are invited to contact us to schedule a free consultation. Or, come to our showroom at 278 Orenda Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 4X6, Canada.

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