4 Essential Considerations When Choosing Patio Doors

Patio doors are a fantastic addition to the home, and with swinging, sliding and bi-fold options available, there is something to suit all homes style and tastes. The elongated windows are fantastic for letting in natural light and creating a synergy between the inside and outside of the home. In summer you can have them open to allow a cool breeze to enter, and in the winter you’ll feel cozy whilst you’re sat in the warm looking at the cold outside.


The patio doors available to you will depend on your living space and personal requirements, it could be part of a large ground floor wall and enter straight into the garden, or it could be for a small balcony. Whatever your requirements, Oakwood Doors; who have an extensive range of patio doors, are on hand with their top considerations when choosing –

  1. If you want to create a real connection between your outdoor space and your indoor space, you’re going to want to think in terms of width as well as height. The wider the doors can be, the more natural light will flow into the room. Folding patio doors and large french doors are great for this, and often have minimal wood and optimum glass. You can also look at multiple options if the space allows, integrating extra panels and frames and using more of the wall.


  1. You’re going to want to choose a door which suits a variety of styles and is easy to maintain, as your decor preferences may change over time. Oak wood is a great option, as it can be treated with various products for a natural finish, or painted and customised if required. The good thing about choosing wooden options is they tend to fit any decorative style, whether it’s modern or traditional, whereas vinyl and fiberglass options tend to only suit homes with a new and modern look.


  1. Almost all available options are going to need space to open and close, so you need to think about the room you have available and the placement of the doors. If you don’t have much space, consider having one door which remains stationary whilst the other opens, or sliding doors. If you’re unsure, it may be best to have a professional come out and take a look, as they will be able to let you know exactly what you can hope to achieve within the space you have.


  1. Customising your doors to your home’s decorative style has never been easier, with different finishes, glass and handles available. You’ll want to think about what best suits your home how it is currently, but also any plans you have to redecorate. You’ll also want to consider any weathering your doors will face when choosing a finish, and make sure you’ve treated it with any required products.

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