What Options Are There for Patio Door Designs for Your Home

Having a lovely set of patio doors that open up into the garden seems to be what a lot of homeowners want. So which one would be best for your property?

Choosing Patio Doors

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First of all, think about how much room you have inside and outside of the house. Why? Because if you go for a set of doors that swing open, then you need to have space for the door to travel. Are the doors going to interfere with furniture, or get in the way outside?

Sliding  and folding patio doors don’t take up any room because they move within the outer frame, but tilt / turn or French doors will need space to open.

Secondly, what do you want the doors made from? Your choices are going to be:

  • UPVC
  • Aluminium
  • Timber
  • Composites

Softwood doors with a hardwood veneer can be some of the cheapest, with UPVC being a close second. Aluminium and composites will cost more. UPVC is a good choice because it’s relatively inexpensive, a good insulator and lasts a long time.

If you are seriously considering fitting a new set of patio doors, you should check out this article: https://www.doubleglazingpriceguide.org.uk/how-much-do-upvc-patio-doors-cost/

Patio Door Designs for Your Home