Choosing The Perfect Patio Doors For Your Home
Choosing a patio door for your home can seem very confusing, especially when there are lots of different styles, but don’t worry, we forgive you if you don’t know the difference between a standard door and a patio doors or how many folds a bi-fold door should have.
Here at Edinburgh Glass & Glazing, we understand that choosing any type of home improvement product will need research and a clear understanding of your available options. In this post, we want to offer you our expertise and explain the difference between all of the doors available to you, to give you all the information you need to choose the perfect door for you and your home. If you are interested in any of the patio doors mentioned please contact us today on 0131 516 7537 for more information.
Sliding patio doors have been a popular feature of English homes for many years as they offer unobscured views out into the garden. Sliding patio doors can be fitted into large and small openings and can also be made to measure which allows you to fit them into your home the best way possible for your property. Sliding doors can be opened up to the full width of the sliding panel which is perfect for those sunny summer days.
Sliding doors are available in uPVC or aluminium frames and do not protrude inwards or outwards meaning that you’re saving maximum space at all times. The individual door panels can maximise the view from your home and also do not slam shut in strong weather conditions, meaning there is no risk of your little ones trapping their fingers in the door.
Bi-fold patio doors are a relatively new product for the United Kingdom, however, they have become very popular in a short space of time. Bi-fold doors are made up of separate glass and uPVC panels with hinges in between each panel as well as the door frame, this design means that the panels can fold into one and completely open up one or both walls. The style of door will allow you to completely open up your home and bring the outside in.
They are available with aluminium or uPVC frames, can be pushed right back to make full use of the opening, can be open inwards or outwards, can be fitted with a traffic door for easy use and they can be fitted with a low threshold, meaning that the transition will be seamless.
French doors are usually double-hinged and can be opened either outwards or inwards based on the design of the room. These doors are often denoted by their appearance, which will usually include a wooden frame with individual glass panes taking up the majority of the door. French doors can be made to measure, which will give you a bespoke set of doors, fitting your home perfectly.
They are available with solid timber or uPVC frames and suit a range of property styles. They give you the option of opening up one or both doors, this is perfect if it is a slightly chilly day but you still want fresh air. Doors can be fitted with outward or inward opening giving you full design flexibility.
Folding patio doors can be a real statement piece for your garden. Folding patio doors are usually used for very wide spaces and usually have been between two to eight panels or individual full glass doors which open and close on a tracking system.
Single Patio Doors
Single patio doors are perfect for smaller rooms as they don’t take up as much space. There are many design options available and are the most affordable option. You will be able to choose between double and triple glazing to be more energy efficient. You also have the option of adding a side glass panel to each or either side, which will allow more sunlight into the room of your choice
We would recommend using uPVC material for your patio doors as this is generally the most cost-effective. uPVC patio doors are available in a range of different colours and do not fade, peel, flake or rot over time. It’s also well known for its energy efficiency which will save you money in the long run and the environment. They are also known for their easy maintenance and durability.
Patio Doors in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Glass & Glazing offer a ten-year guarantee which promises you that your patio doors will be safe from rotting, rusting and flaking. We are confident in our services and believe we can benefit your home. All of our products are bespoke and we offer a free and accurate quote at the beginning of the process, so we are always on the same page as our customers. If you would like to find out more information on our patio doors and our other services please call us today on 0131 334 6111.
Sarah Wirth is the content writer for Edinburgh Glass & Glazing and updates our blog regularly with helpful advice and new information.