When you’re thinking about your exterior components – roofing, siding, main door, windows, etc. – and how they contribute to your home’s curb appeal and functionality, don’t forget about your patio doors. In many homes, patio door failure is the biggest threat to security, energy efficiency and more.
Here are the things you should avoid when replacing your patio door:
Forgetting About Daylighting
Daylighting provides certain benefits, such as making the room look bigger and brighter, reducing the need for artificial lighting and the room’s dependence on artificial heating during winter. A glass patio door, or one with plenty of glass space (such as a French door), provides plenty of daylight. If your patio is north-facing, sliding glass patio doors let you maximize glass space for even more light.
Not Considering the Space
Space is always a big deal in construction and design, from siding orientation to window openings to furniture placement to choice of patio doors. If you’re choosing a patio door replacement, consider the space of the room. If it’s too small, for example, a swinging patio door might not be the best choice. If you don’t want a sliding glass door, then at least consider the placement of the furniture in the space so it doesn’t make opening the door challenging.
You may be good with a hammer, but choosing and installing a patio door isn’t really a DIY job. It’s best to go with a professional contractor who can give you several great options based on your budget, home design and personal taste. They will install a door by a known manufacturer, the door would be covered by a strong warranty, and the contractor will also give you a warranty for the workmanship, thus solving plenty of issues.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a trusted contractor. Talk to us about your patio door replacement needs. We also offer windows, main entry doors and siding. We use only high-quality products from reputable manufacturers. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out this form to tell us about your project.