Choosing The Right Patio Door

patio doorsPatio Door Choices

Having the proper doors that lead out to your patio is the best way to bring the outside in and the inside out. However, between French doors, sliders, and patio doors, it can be difficult to choose the right door for your house. Knowing the benefits of each door and how they can add to your home can help to ensure that you choose the right door to best fit with your home.

The biggest difference between patio doors and sliding doors is that sliders glide on a track and patio doors swing open. Sliding doors typically have one fixed panel and a matching panel that slides on bottom and top tracks. Patio doors typically refer to a pair of doors that have at least one hinged panel and one fixed panel. Patio doors will either swing outward or inward, depending on the type that you buy.

Patio doors are also known as French doors, which usually refers to doors that hinge at opposite sides and meet in the middle. When both doors are opened, they create a very large entryway. Patio doors and sliders are sold as a complete system, including the threshold, jambs, and all the necessary weather stripping. The doors will interlock to help with energy efficiency, and the hardware is designed as part of the complete system.

It is important to keep in mind that not all French doors are made for exterior use. Interior French doors are made specifically to adjoin one interior room to another, while offering either separation when closed or a large opening when open.

To ensure that you choose the right door for your patio, make sure to visit the door showroom at Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California. Contact us today for all of your sliding and patio door needs.