Whether you’re replacing old doors, or you have to pick new ones because you’re in the process of building a new house, the patio doors that you choose can have a big impact on both the interior and the exterior of your home. Not only do you want your new doors to make a good impression on people, but you also have to consider things like the size of the space you’re working with and the level of energy efficiency that the doors will provide.


Being that your patio doors are likely a major focal point in your home, you’re probably going to want to put a lot of thought into their design. Think about the functionality and the accessibility that you’re hoping to achieve. For example, sliding doors are good for places where there isn’t much space around the doors, like condominiums or homes with small patios. Hinged doors are great for larger spaces. And if you have an amazing view that you want to take advantage of, definitely consider a large area of glass on your doors. You can also customize the color of the doors to match things like your windows or your decor.

Energy Efficiency 

Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in choosing the design of the doors that you can forget to consider their level of energy efficiency as well. Energy efficiency should play a major role in your decision-making process. Keep in mind that vinyl and wood doors offer high levels of energy efficiency but each offer different additional benefits that make them unique. Pay close attention to the type of glass you’re choosing as well.

Contact us today at D & W Windows and Sunrooms to find out more about what to look for in your new patio doors.