The different types of patio doors

The installation of good quality patio doors can transform the way your home looks and feels. There are a wide range of exterior doors available, how do you choose the right doors for your home? Let’s have a look at types of patio doors on the market.  

Sliding patio doors –  

Sliding doors are usually two glass panels, with one or both sliding. Also, sliding doors have been a popular choice in homes for many years. 

 The sliding doors do require a big enough wall to accommodate two large panels. A generic glass sliding door is usually fixed at 80 inches in length. However, the width might range between 60 – 72 inches and is exceedingly dependent on the amount of space you have to install it. 

People with limited house or patio space opt for this type of door because they don’t need any room to open inwards or outwards. The large glass panels also increase natural light, which is amazing for a small space.  


French doors –  

French doors are a pair of doors that opens out into the garden. They are a sleek and traditional addition to a property. French doors are best suited to small openings, so if you have limited wall space this might be the best option for you. The standard exterior French door sizes are: 24 inches wide by 80 inches high 

The doors are often paired with casements windows on each side, to allow extra light into the property. With modern sealing they’re the perfect option for a British homeowner, offering excellent insulation in colder months and allowing you to open the house up to the sun in warmer months.  


Bifold door –  

Bifold doors are the newest type of door to hit the market. They are a multi panel unit that open in a concertina fashion. This type of door has become very popular in modern house designs. They replace a large section of the wall and create an indoor, outdoor living environment.  

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