Patio doors became popular in homes many years ago. Since that time, improvements in quality and appearance have ensured their continual appeal. If you want to add patio doors to your home or you want to upgrade the ones that you already have, you’ll need to keep in mind several factors before you decide on a purchase.

Efficiency — You’ll want a thermal-efficient door that’s weather resistant to keep out the cold during the winter and keep out the heat in the summer months. Select one with insulated glass for the best results. Insulated glass will also help to reduce any noise coming from outside, which you’ll find is a great benefit. This type of glass is more energy efficient as well so your power requirements will go down, decreasing your energy bill.

Security — Because a patio door leads into the heart of your home, you’ll want it to provide a secure barrier for your family against intruders. You’ll want to select a design with a multi-point locking system and full-length interlocking rails for the best protection.

Ease of Use — You’ll want a patio door that’s easy to use by everyone in your family. There’s nothing more frustrating than a door that continually sticks and becomes hard to open and close. To avoid that, opt for a design with dual tandem rollers. These rollers will also make a door that’s a bit heavy easier to open, even for the younger members of your family.

Style — The look of your patio door is another essential factor. You’ll want it to add beauty, not just functionality, to your home. A patio door should let in the maximum amount of light possible to make your home look bright and airy. Options include designs with two, three, or four door panels. You can select a distinctive frame color that suits your home’s style best, and then choose a gorgeous grid pattern that will make your patio door a focal point in your home.

For more information about efficient, stunning-looking patio doors, please contact us at D&W Windows and Sunrooms today.