As a homeowner, you might assume that any sliding glass door in a modern home is considered a patio door. You might even think that a French patio door only means two side-by-side swinging panels. However, this is actually a type of garden door in a French style, and French patio doors are available in single and sliding types.
A patio door refers to all styles that open to yard space. This includes French, garden, atrium, gliding, sliding, folding, and accordion. But today, our roof replacement team at TJ Exteriors Inc. discuss why you should go for a French door as your replacement:
These types of patio doors get their name from how their grids hold multiple panes in a grille style that resembles a French style window. Their features are easy to recognize, as they’re around six to 10 feet in height with a width of around three to eight feet. Two side-by-side panels are also featured, and they swing with hinges on the side with one panel having a lock and handle while the other having a latch at its base.
If your current sliding patio door is showing signs of age or have difficulty in operating it, then a little maintenance may be enough to extend its lifespan. But if you still have problems with your door despite having all the repairs done, then it may be better to hire a trusted patio door and roofing contractor for a replacement. This can also be your opportunity to consider a French door.
When you see a French door in any modern home, it adds a sense of elegance and history. There’s less obstruction because there’s no need to add any screens, and when both doors are open, you get the widest possible opening to the surrounding outdoors. It also adds more visual character that makes a good home look great. Even when closed, it still provides a big view of your landscape, so you’ll get to see your backyard landscape at any time of the day!
When it comes to quality patio door installations and exterior remodeling, TJ Exteriors Inc. is the only name you can trust. Reach us at (952) 448-4312, or fill out our convenient contact form. Call us today!