Choosing the right patio doors for your property

Posted by | September 10, 2021

Patio doors of any design are a beautiful addition to your home. Not only do they provide easy access to your garden area, but they let the light in to fill your home. If you are set on getting new patio doors or upgrading your existing ones, you’ll find that your choices have expanded with the option of uPVC and aluminum patio doors or the more contemporary bifold door designs too.

Hard to make up your mind on “which patio doors are best for me?” let us take away the guesswork with this helpful buying guide for choosing the best patio doors. As seasoned manufacturers of double glazed windows and doors, we have assisted thousands of clients in choosing patio doors that beautifully transform their homes.

If you know you will be using your patio doors frequently…
It could be children, the dog, or a shortcut for getting in and out of your property. For a high-traffic area like this, you do not want to be hauling a sliding door every time you enter or leave. We would recommend French doors in this situation as you just need to get in and out of the property quickly through a single door while retaining the option to throw both doors open and let the fresh air in where you are relaxing.

A great modern alternative is a stunning set of BiFold doors which can be fitted with a traffic door that can be installed separately to the other panels so you can let yourself in and out without opening up the whole set of doors.

If you will only be using your patio doors in Spring and Summer…
This is certainly an opportunity to install some statement doors that allow maximum sunlight and fresh air into your home. BiFold doors or Sliding doors provide the best views of your garden and can be rolled back to give your living area a lovely alfresco feel. The full-width opening just cannot be matched and we find that they are flattering on so many styles of property.  Perfect for entertaining!

Also, if your property has an outstanding view, only BiFold or sliding patio doors can really do it justice. Sometimes property owners are concerned that an expanse of glass will lead to a lot of heat being lost from their home. Sliding doors can lose a lot of heat, but BiFolds with their panels have better thermal performance and can provide greater insulation from the British winter.

If security is a priority for your home…
We understand if you may be apprehensive about installing patio doors with expansive glazing and a single point at which it is secured. We take security seriously and are pleased to share that patio door locking has moved on from the days of those flimsy plastic switches. All our patio door designs feature contemporary materials and engineering that can withstand attempted forced entry,  with multi-point locking and door bolts to literally anchor your patio doors when they are closed.

If you are looking for a hassle-free, low-maintenance patio door…
uPVC is used time and time again for patio doors because it is so easy to clean and take care of. A wipe down with a damp cloth or cleaning just like your regular windows is more than adequate. Both our aluminium and uPVC doors are highly durable and if you have timber doors in place right now, you will definitely have relief from the hard work of repeatedly sanding and staining your frames.

If you are looking for patio doors that will be opening onto a balcony…
If you have a balcony a statement patio door can add real character to your living space. Did you know that even our BiFold doors can be installed above ground levels? All our patio door designs are made to measure, meaning that we can survey your property for the feasibility design of your choice.

Talk to us about fitting your property with made-to-measure, high-quality patio doors
As your local double-glazed window and door experts, we have the expertise to assist you in selecting the perfect patio doors for your property. We have recently expanded our inventory with some amazing aluminum and uPVC BiFold door designs that we would be delighted to share with you.

Learn more by calling or emailing our helpful team to arrange a home visit today.