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Which Patio Door is Best for You

Dec 10, 2015


A patio is among the most used areas of the house for obvious reasons. You probably enjoy having breakfast in your patio or love sitting there reading your favorite book. Perhaps you use it to soak in some sun. No matter what draws you to your patio, you also need to keep it well protected with a sturdy door. However, as a patio is one of the most attractive parts of the house, shouldn’t your patio door be aesthetically appealing as well? A patio door should give you a clear glimpse of the adjoining room, making glass doors a popular pick for patios. So what are your patio door options in Johnson County?

Sliding glass door

Sliding glass doors are among the most popular options for the patio area and for several reasons. These doors blend in well with both modern and vintage house designs. As the name suggests, the variant consists of two or three sliding panels and take up less space. They are available in plenty of designs, finishes, and sizes, making them one of the most appropriate options for patios in Kansas City. They also allow plenty of natural light and air to enter the room next to the patio. Plus, you can always control the volume of wind/light entering the room based on the open panels. They lend a modern look to the area and can be customized too. The door can cost you around $500, which is much lesser than a French door.

French door/ Hinged door/Swinging door

These are hinged doors that swing in or out, similar to traditional doors. French doors are most commonly seen in units of two, but are also available in units of 3. French doors have hinges at the side, but there are also designs available with the options like center hung doors or ones with butterfly wings. French doors are on the higher side and can cost you around $1000 depending on the finish, size and design. A fiberglass French door will stay beautiful for many years to come and deliver superior durability and energy performance.

Folding glass door

The design more or less diminishes the difference between having the door open or closed. It is recommended when you cannot create wall pockets for sliding doors or when you have a big enough space to fit in a huge door. Folding glass doors are expensive, costing up to $30,000 for a wide area.
Looking to install a new patio door in the near future? Contact Johnson County Siding & Windows today for a quote and to learn more about our patio door options in Kansas City.


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