Patio doors add a great deal of sophistication to both your home’s interior and outdoor living space. The most common are hinged French doors and the sliding patio doors. While both are attractive and appealing, each of these patio door types has their own unique features and advantages.
About Sliding Patio Doors
A sliding patio door is a type of door that you open or close horizontally on a track. It has a set of hardware, like rollers and wheels, on the bottom of each door to facilitate ease of operation. Such assembly also provides an equal weight distribution of the sashes throughout the length of the track, allowing for consistent long-term performance.
A deciding factor for choosing sliding doors is the space that you have in your room. It is sensible to have these in your home if your indoor space leading to your patio or deck is cramped with furniture and other fixtures. In addition, the contemporary design of the sliding doors allows you to add a more modern appeal to your home’s interior.
About French Doors
French doors are the hinged ones that can be swung inward or outward. This make them the perfect style choice for rooms with larger floor areas and fewer fixtures to accommodate the hinge door sashes when being opened or closed.
In addition, their classic appearance and aesthetic help French doors go well in homes with traditional architecture. The wide profile also provides for easy access to your home’s exterior or patio. This is good when moving furniture into your home or hosting parties where a great deal of foot traffic is expected.
Choosing either door option boils down to space, design and overall convenience. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico offers both patio door types, and we are here to guide you in selecting the best one for your home.
For more information about our doors, give us a call at (505) 312-6577 or fill out our contact form for an in-home consultation. We install smooth-sliding, easy-opening patio doors and elegant French doors for homeowners in Albuquerque, NM, and the surrounding areas.