Different Types of Patio Doors

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A patio door can be a great addition to your home. It connects the exterior part of your house with the interior, giving a beautiful appearance to your home. If well installed, patio doors allow natural light from the sun into the home as well. If you are looking to install a new patio door or upgrade your existing one, you will want to consider the different styles and designs that are available in the market. This article will go over the different types of patio doors that are available.

Different Types of Patio Doors

The different types of patio doors include sliding patio doors, swinging doors and folding doors.

Choosing the Right Patio Doors

The layout of your home as well as how you're planning to use the patio doors are some of the factors that will help you determine the right type of patio door for your home. Since patio doors usually come in various types, choosing the best type for you is not that easy. To help you in that, we have listed the most common patio door types available and a brief explanation of each.

1. Sliding Patio Doors

These are probably the most popular option available in the market today because they need small space and are easy to install and repair. They are often made from fiberglass that provides unobstructed views and sufficient natural light. Modern sliding patio doors provide better security and insulation and use smaller space compared to other options. This makes them more efficient than other options and popular for those who are looking for easy home improvement ideas and trends.

2. Swinging Patio Doors

Also referred to as French doors, this type of patio doors provides a stylish look and feel to any home. The French patio doors can be either single or double-paneled and you can configure them to swing either inwards or outwards depending on your needs. A French patio takes up a similar amount of space to a sliding patio door but the fact that it can be configured to open outwards into your garden gives it a different feel.

Because of their hardware and ornate appearance, swinging doors are common in homes that have traditional architectural designs.

3. Folding Patio Doors

This type of patio door consists of multi-paneled and out swinging patio doors that can be folded to open a part or entire wall to your garden. Folding patio doors are usually made of separate uPVC and glass panels with hinges between each panel and on the frame. When closed, this door system forms a beautiful glass wall allowing unobstructed views and natural light. In fact, folding doors are the most flexible door systems you can get in the market.


These are the three different types of patio doors systems. Each of them has distinct pros and cons. When choosing a patio door system, consider your reasons for installing a patio door. Do you want a door that is more space friendly? Are you looking for a patio door that will allow more natural light in your home improvement journey? Or do you want to want to replace your old patio door with a more secure option? These questions will help you choose the right patio door for your home. Also ensure you choose an experienced and reputable contractor who will install the door according to your needs.


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