Patio Door Styles

Feb 10, 2023
Marvin sliding French patio door style

Exterior doors can have a big impact on the look and feel of your home, but why should front doors get all the attention? Patio doors are often used as much as the front entry, so it is important to have a door that fits your needs. Patio doors come in a variety of colors, materials, and styles, so finding the right option for your home may take a bit of research. The team at HEGG Windows & Doors is happy to help Columbus, Ohio customers find the perfect solution for their home, starting with choosing the ideal patio door style. Patio doors come in three main styles: Sliding Patio Doors, Sliding French Patio Doors and Swinging Patio Doors.

Sliding Patio Door

When discussing patio doors, the traditional image that comes to mind may be a sliding door with two panels that is primarily glass. This is referred to as a sliding patio door, and it is favored for its narrow frame and maximization of glass space. Sliding doors come in a variety of materials, such as vinyl, wood, or fiberglass, and while glass space is typically a highlight of this style, you can choose to add grids if you would like. These doors are easy to use and could be the ideal style for your patio door project.

Sliding French Patio Door

If you prefer the aesthetic of a traditional swinging door but do not have enough room then a sliding French patio door may be a perfect fit. A sliding French patio door has the same basic functionality as a sliding patio door, but it has wider rails and styles, meaning there is slightly less glass space on this door. This door allows customers to achieve the look of a traditional swinging door without needing the space to have the door open or close. As with a sliding patio door, a sliding French door can come with two panels or more depending on the size of the door opening.

Swinging French Door

While sliding doors meet the needs of many customers, sometimes a swinging door is a better fit. A swinging French door either swings in or out depending on the customer’s preference, and as with the other types of doors, it comes in a variety of materials, colors, and styles. Swinging French doors can come as a single door or have multiple panels, with some or all operable. Depending on the layout of your home and desired usage, a swinging French door could be a wonderful choice for your patio door project.

With the right patio door, you can make the most of your exterior spaces and add value to your home, and starting with the right style is key to making the best decision possible. At HEGG Windows & Doors, we are happy to work with you to discuss the various options and find a solution that will fit your needs now and well into the future. Our consultative, zero-pressure approach will help you learn what you need to make an educated decision for your home improvement project.

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