You would think choosing new patio doors would be straight forward. But what you might not have counted on was the vast array of selection options available. Yes, you have the flexibility to get truly custom doors to perfectly compliment your home—but how do you know what you want and need? There are just so many choices! Well, it depends on several factors. Here are some things to think about:
Think about what you want your new patio doors to do. What is the primary purpose? Will they get frequent use, both in and out and family and guests access the pool or patio? Or will they only see sporadic use from your bedroom to your balcony? You also need to think about security and how many lock points you need so you are not vulnerable to invasion. The type of patio door you choose will largely depend on the job you need it to perform.
Choosing a style is a matter of both functionality and esthetics. You want a design that compliments the architectural style of your home, but also something that serves the purpose and fits in the allotted space. A few common styles of patio doors in Mesa, AZ include sliding, swinging, and hinged or folding windows. Sliding patio doors do not take up any extra room making them great for tight spaces.But because only one side opens you have limited access in and out. On the other hand bi-parting patio doors do take up a little extra room on the inside or outside of the home. But these create a larger opening.
As you well know, the material of your patio doors will be tested by the heat. You want to be sure the doors you choose can handle the Mesa, AZ temperatures. The most common option is vinyl. It offers excellent thermal performance, insulates well, and is a fairly affordable option. The material is also durable and low maintenance. The construction material will not warp, degrade, or mold due to weather or pests. However, it is not the only option for patio doors. You can also consider fiberglass, wood, aluminum, steel, or any combination.
Energy efficiency in new patio doors should also be a priority. You want to look closely at the labels and consider the R-value, U-factor, and UV coatings. These numbers well tell you know well the patio door prevents heat transfer, eliminates leaks, and blocks out harmful rays from the sun. By finding the right patio doors you can help cut down on unnecessary energy expenses.
You also need to think about grille patterns, colors, and glass inserts. Find a color that compliments your other windows and doors, but also coordinates with the interior décor. If the view isn’t spectacular, then you can capitalize on this new focal point by using patterned or decorative glass. With manufacturing your patio doors can have both quality and style. You can get pretty creative.
Get in touch with a Freelite Inc. professional by calling (602) 233-1981 or visiting us at 331 W McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85003. We can help you navigate our array of patio doors and help you find the best match for your home.